Lea Christopher is an Australian-qualified lawyer and Associate at Fietta LLP.
Lea advises on law of the sea and international investment law matters. She also has experience working on cross-jurisdictional and complex disputes for corporate clients and the UK and Australian governments, including in proceedings before English and Australian courts.
Recent highlights of Lea’s practice include representing a defendant in multi-party competition litigation following on from an investigation by the European Commission into an alleged air cargo cartel, and advising on an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and international prosecuting authorities into potential bribery and corruption offences by a FTSE listed company. Her advisory experience includes recently advising a State-owned client in connection with the law of the sea.
Additionally, Lea has advised on business and human rights issues, including in relation to the international agreement between global brands and trade unions created in response to the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse. She has also worked on pro bono matters, including for a case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Lea holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (First Class) from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Laws, International Law (First Class), from the University of Cambridge.
Prior to joining Fietta, Lea worked at a UK “magic circle” firm, a leading Australian law firm, and as the Senior Associate to the Principal Judge of the Commercial Court in the Supreme Court of Victoria.