Yaren acts on complex commercial disputes and regulatory litigation. She has advised major listed corporates and infrastructure investors, and has particular experience in disputes arising from commercial transactions and in the financial services sector. Yaren also prosecutes crime under MC’s Crown warrant.
Yaren joined MC as a graduate in 2016, and returned in late 2021 after spending time in Melbourne, where she worked in leading disputes practices at international firms.
- Acted for Lochard Energy in its $1 billion damages claim against EnergyAustralia, which alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and breach of contract in relation to its 2015 acquisition of the Iona gas storage facility.
- Advised IOOF in its defence of a shareholder class action concerning alleged failure to disclose market sensitive information, arising out of “whistleblower” allegations of corporate misconduct published by the Australia media in 2015.
- Conducted litigation on behalf of a major multinational utility company in its claim against an energy retailer in relation to an electricity hedging contract.
- Advised the Ministry of Education in its tortious product liability proceeding against Carter Holt Harvey in relation to defective cladding installed on school buildings around New Zealand.
BA/LLB, University of Auckland