Linda Evans is a partner in the Clayton Utz Competition group, practising all aspects of trade practices and competition law. She has been a partner since 2000. Ms Evans was a board member of Clayton Utz for four years and chair for two. She has recently joined the board of Cycling Australia. Ms Evans has a strong background in contentious matters and has a reputation for strategic advice on complex trade practices issues. Her expertise extends across enforcement proceedings, advice on pricing issues, structuring joint venture arrangements, obtaining merger clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and regulation of natural monopoly-type infrastructure. Ms Evans was recently awarded Lawyer of the Year, Regulatory Practice, Sydney (2014), was a finalist in Euromoney LMG Australasia Women in Business Law Awards: for Competition / antitrust (2013 and 2014) and has been included in the Best Lawyers Australia Competition (2008-2014) and Regulatory (2011-2014). Ms Evans has a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.