Luke heads up Gilbert + Tobin's Competition and Regulation group and advises and represents clients on:
- ACCC acquisition and merger clearances.
- Competition and consumer law investigations and prosecutions.
- Infrastructure regulation, including in the telecommunications, gas, electricity, water, airports, sea ports and rail industries in Australia.
His experience includes the conduct and oversight of major competition law litigation including responsibility within the ACCC, and in private practice, representing clients on a number of leading price fixing, misuse of market power, mergers and joint venture cases.
Luke is recognised as leading lawyer in competition by numerous publications and directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, AsiaLaw Profiles and Best Lawyers.
Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Luke held senior positions at the ACCC as General Counsel, Executive General Manager, Compliance Division (responsible for enforcement) and Senior Assistant Commissioner, responsible for mergers and asset sales.
- Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney), 1986
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Sydney), 1988 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Ku-rung-gai College), 1988
- Masters Degree in Public Administration (John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), 1997
Membership in professional societies
- Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, the Northern Territory of Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and of the High Court of Australia
- Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
- Member, Law Council of Australia, Competition and Consumer Committee
- Member, Law Society of New South Wales
- Foreign Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust section
- Member, International Bar Association
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