Deborah Healey is a Professor at UNSW Law and a Director of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre. Her research and teaching focus on competition law and policy in Australia, China, Hong Kong and the ASEAN nations and she has written widely around them over a long period of time. She is a regular visitor to those jurisdictions to research and teach. Within the area of competition law, she is particularly interested in the role of government in the market, both in Australia and internationally; merger regulation; competition in banking and finance; and the digital economy. Deborah has undertaken substantial research in the development of the Anti-Monopoly Law of China against the background of its political economy and has written widely alone and with Chinese co-authors and in material translated into Chinese. She has consulted with, and completed research projects for, UNCTAD, OECD and ASEAN, She is a Non-Government Adviser to the International Competition Network and a member of the Law Council of Australia Competition Law Committee.
Deborah is also widely published in sports law, is a Life Member of the Australia and New Zealand Sport Law Association, and is Co-editor of the Australia and New Zealand Sport Law Journal. She has served as a director on the boards of major sporting organisations for the last 25 years.
She spent many years in commercial practice in Australia with large firms, is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia and holds a current Practising Certificate.
Current research activities include:
Competition Law and the State II- research project through UNCTAD with Professor Eleanor Fox of NYU
Competitive Neutrality in China -with Professor Zhang Chenying of Tsinghua University Beijing
Comparative Study of Competition Assessment Regimes and implications for Hong Kong with Professor Lin Ping (Lignan University Hong Kong) and Professor Huang Yong UIBE, Beijing
Impact of Digital Markets on Competition Law
My Research Supervision
She is currently supervising theses on Australian competition law, Chinese competition law and policy and sport law.
Deborah teaches the following courses:
Competition Law ( LAWS3022; JURD7522)
Competition Law and Policy (LAWS8219;JURD7419)
Global Issues in Competition Law and Policy (LAWS8203;JURD7603)
Business Associations (LAWS1091;JURD7224)
Asian Competition Law (LAWS8073)
Australian Consumer Law (LAWS3137; JURD7337)