Andrew is a Special Counsel in Gilbert + Tobin’s competition and regulation group with over 10 years of experience. Andrew’s practice is directed to providing complex advice and advocacy for clients in complex and high profile matters across each core area of the Competition and Consumer Act (including complex merger clearance, enforcement investigations, industry inquiries, and dispute resolution). He has experience in a range of commercial matters, including strategic advice and obtaining regulatory clearance for a number of mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries (including technology, health, retail, financial, insurance, resources and industrial sectors) both in Australia and internationally; and commercial litigation in the Federal Court of Australia (involving claims of cartel conduct and claims of misleading and deceptive conduct). Andrew also has experience with advising on various aspects of the Competition and Consumer Act, in particular the Australian Consumer Law and ACCC investigations. Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Andrew was an associate to a Federal Court judge.
Andrew has a particular expertise in digital issues for competition policy and regulation, and has contributed significantly to thought leadership in this area. He is also recognised and sought after by clients for his digital economy expertise. Such thought leadership is supported by in-depth commercial experience advising large tech companies (including Microsoft, Expedia and Fitbit). In conjunction with professional experience in this area, Andrew has:
- Andrew has also presented as a NGA to the eminent global cross-jurisdiction competition regulatory network – the International Competition Network.
- Chaired sessions including with the ACCC Chairman and international experts Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi on reflections on the Digital Platforms Inquiry and whether Robots Can Collude?
- Delivered talks at the Law Council of Australia’s Rising Stars 2019 Conference on digital competition policy.
- Authored a number of papers including, Competition Policy International: The Australian Chapter – Competition Policy Developments and Challenges for the Digital Economy (2020), Lexology’s GTDT – Digital Competition 2021, Decoding the Data Lifecycle, ACCC signals a changing approach to digital M&A, Digital Reform unfolds, and Impact of competition policy on data access and management.
Awards and Recognition
2016 Finalist Lawyer’s Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards