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Sarah Cass


Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial Law


Sarah is a Senior Associate in our Sydney Corporate and Commercial group. Sarah has diverse expertise in transactional and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Sarah held several public sector positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom and has both extensive transactional experience and a detailed understanding of regulatory processes and procedure, particularly in the areas of competition, consumer protection and privacy. Sarah is also able to assist clients in taking a strategic approach to interactions with government agencies and regulators and successfully navigating these processes.


Sarah’s experience includes:

  • advising on government decision making and management of legal risks, statutory interpretation and judicial review proceedings
  • drafting and negotiation of complex documentation, including for IT procurement and the delivery of telecommunications infrastructure
  • acting in regulatory investigations, compliance and enforcement activities
  • advising on diverse competition / antitrust matters, including mergers and acquisitions, cartel conduct, anti-competitive agreements and other restrictive trade practices, procedure, enforcement and remedies 
  • advising on privacy and data protection obligations, including drafting privacy policies, internal processes and procedures.


07 July 2020 - Knowledge

The importance of compliance with the Spam Act

#Data & Privacy

In light of recent action taken against Woolworths and Optus for breaches of the Spam Act, businesses should ensure they have processes and procedures in place to comply with this legislation.

20 May 2020 - Knowledge

Liability for breaches of Australia’s Privacy Act to increase but class actions unlikely to be supported

#Data & Privacy, #COVID-19

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has signalled an intent to increase regulatory action and the Government is likely in the short term to introduce reforms to increase the penalties under Australia’s privacy legislation, though it is unlikely those reforms will result in an increase in class actions.

13 May 2020 - Knowledge

Your data questions answered

#Data & Privacy, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our data & privacy team set out a comprehensive Q&A that answers common questions relating to Australia’s national privacy regulatory framework and data-related issues.

25 March 2020 - Knowledge

Discussion: The future of privacy regulation in Australia

#Data & Privacy

Tune into our latest analysis on the expected changes to Australia’s privacy regulatory landscape over 2020/21 in this webinar presented by partner Angela Flannery and senior associate Sarah Cass.

03 March 2020 - Knowledge

Next regulatory steps taken for Australia’s consumer data right

#Data & Privacy

The OAIC issued its CDR Privacy Safeguard Guidelines on 24 February 2020, which is one more regulatory step forward in the implementation of the Consumer Data Right.