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Ashurst

LEVEL 11, 5 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 2 9258 6000
Email:
Web:
www.ashurst.com
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai and 19 more

Bill Reid

Tel:
Work +61 2 9258 5785
Email:
Web:
www.ashurst.com
Ashurst

Work Department

Competition

Position

Partner

Career

Bill Reid is the practice head of our competition practice

Bill is a pre-eminent competition lawyer in Australasia advising on major Australian and international mergers and JVs, access to infrastructure issues, and competition and consumer protection litigation. He has a long track record of achieving merger clearance for clients in Australia and across the Asian region.

Bill advises on Australia's complex access to infrastructure regulation for clients in the transport, energy and information technology sectors, among other network industries. In litigation, Bill has represented clients in major cartel investigations and prosecutions in Australia and Asia, has successfully defended several of Australia's major monopolisation prosecutions, and assists clients with Australia's evolving consumer regulations.

Bill has extensive experience advising on competition investigations, compliance and other challenges around Asia, as many competition law regimes emerge across the region. Bill was based in Singapore for three years and continues to lead the firm's capability in Asian competition law, drawing on expertise around the region.


Australia

Competition and trade

Within: Leading individuals

Bill Reid - Ashurst

Within: Competition and trade

Ashurst’s ‘pre-eminent’ practice is ‘highly experienced and provides clear, concise and relevant advice tailored to the business’. Angie Ng, who joined from Clifford Chance's Hong Kong office, adds depth in multi-jurisdictional merger transactions. The team also frequently acts on cartel matters, market enquiries and unilateral conducts. 'Competition expert' Justin Jones has been promoted to partner and the ‘professional and engaging' Ross Zaurrini and practice head Bill Reid advised AIA on securing ACCC clearance for its A$3.8bn acquisition of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s life insurance business CommInsure. Peter Armitage ‘provides excellent support’ even ‘under tight deadlines’. He acted for Advance Energy on its A$7.62bn acquisition of 50.4% of Endeavour Energy.

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