Alexandra Rose

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Recognised as a Next Generation Partner in Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Class Actions

– The Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Recognised as a leading litigator with particular expertise in the automotive, health, consumer goods, and financial services sectors, Alex brings substantial experience in multi-jurisdictional class actions, product liability and regulatory matters. Alex excels in managing disputes to strengthen global defense strategies, enhance efficiency, and ensure clients can focus on core commercial goals.

Alex also has a niche skill set advising life sciences companies on how to navigate Australia's complex therapeutic goods regime. She "Earns plaudits as a go-to product liability lawyer for clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries" as a Recommended Lawyer in Who's Who Product Liability Defence.

Notable Work
  • Acting for the Bayer Group in its defence of a class action relating to the Essure medical device.
  • Acting for the Philips Group in relation to a class action and related matters arising from the global medical device recall of certain sleep and ventilator devices.
  • Acted for the VW Group in five class actions in the Federal Court of Australia, in respect of diesel emissions and regulatory issues.
  • Acting for Jaguar Land Rover Australia in two class actions in the Federal Court relating to certain vehicles with diesel particulate filters.
  • Defended Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Limited in what was then considered to be the largest product liability class action in Australia.
  • Advising a global battery manufacturer on product liability issues and a product recall including compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and engagement with the ACCC and energy regulators.
  • Advising cosmetics, medical device and consumer goods manufacturers on boundary product issues and allied therapeutic goods classification issues.
  • Acting for global life sciences and technology clients, to navigate novel regulatory issues arising from innovative digital health and software as a medical device projects.
  • Advising a global healthcare company in connection with the TGA's post market review of PPE and associated regulatory and court challenges.
  • Acting for Commonwealth Bank in connection with home loan, margin loan and financial advice issues including class action litigation, regulatory investigations and to implement novel remediation schemes for customers.
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