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Gabrielle Holly

Omnia Strategy LLP
Gabrielle Holly is a business and human rights specialist and an experienced commercial disputes practitioner having practiced for many years at Magic Circle firms in Australia and the UK. She is currently an Associate at Omnia Strategy LLP, where her practice focuses on business and human rights and public international law, advising companies and states on their obligations under international legal frameworks.

Before joining Omnia, Gabrielle was a researcher in business and human rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law where she undertook comprehensive research and authored reports and academic articles on human rights due diligence in supply chains, conflicts between international human rights standards and national laws and the role of transnational tort in providing access to remedy under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a practitioner, Gabrielle has advised on matters in the business and human rights space, including advising multinationals in the extractive and commodities industries on legal exposure arising from their extraterritorial activities, on the implementation of voluntary human rights frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and assisting companies to undertake human rights due diligence.

As a disputes practitioner, Gabrielle has represented clients in a variety of sectors including energy, extractives, financial and commodities in complex commercial litigation as well as international arbitration and investor state disputes. She has advised on shareholder relationships, disputes between joint venture partners and contract counterparties, and cartel damages. Gabrielle has also advised extensively on the application of international sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption regimes.

Gabrielle is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds a Master of Laws with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a combined Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Western Australia.