Mitzi has been practising in commercial law and regulation since 1990. A respected advisor to corporate clients, government and public sector agencies, Mitzi is specifically recognised for her work in climate change and energy and resources.
Mitzi advises clients in a range of industries including electricity, oil and gas, telecommunications, higher education, public transport and water. Her extensive expertise encompasses utilities regulation; acquisitions and sales; due diligence; procurement; and projects. She also drafts and negotiates industry contracts and advises on regulatory dispute resolution processes.
Drawing on a sound understanding of the complex regulatory and legal framework surrounding climate change, Mitzi advises regarding greenhouse and energy reporting, emissions trading, carbon capture and storage and renewable energy initiatives.
Mitzi’s clients include AGL Energy, Aurora Energy, Epic Energy, the Department of Primary Industries of Victoria, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Alcoa and the University of Melbourne.
Over the past 5 years Mitzi has been consistently named as a leading individual in the area of energy and resources in guides including Chambers Asia Pacific 2011, Chambers Global 2010 and 2009 and Australian Legal Business Guide 2009, 2008 and 2007. She has also been recognised in the area of climate change by Best Lawyers International: Australia 2010 and 2011.
Mitzi spent 6 years living in England during which she completed a master of law at the University of Cambridge and worked at law firms Cameron McKenna and Hewitson Becke + Shaw.
A member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and the Resources, Environment and Energy Law Committee of the Australian Law Council, Mitzi regularly presents conference papers and lectures on legal issues in energy and climate change. She also advises pro bono clients of a homeless persons legal clinic operated in conjunction with the Public Interest Law Clearing House, of which she is the current president.