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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney

Mark McCowan

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Competition & Regulatory.




Mark is our head of competition.  He is a lateral and strategic thinker who guides clients through their most complex regulatory problems.

He specialises in competition and consumer protection law – in transactional, litigious and advisory matters and across a wide range of industries.

Mark has a track record of securing merger clearances for difficult transactions for clients including Johnson & Johnson, BP and Staples.

He also has particular expertise in handling major regulatory investigations and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) prosecutions in concentrated industries including oil and gas, brewing, grocery retailing, infrastructure and healthcare. He regularly represents clients in cartel immunity applications and investigations and in seeking other clearances and authorisations from the ACCC.

Mark has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional matters and has worked in a leading antitrust practice in Washington DC.


Law Council of Australia Competition and Consumer Committee Member American Bar Association Member and Newsletter Editor, International Antitrust Committee Australian American Leadership Dialogue Participant.


Competition and trade

Within: Competition and trade

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is noted for its ‘good response times, industry knowledge and business acumen’. The arrival of the ‘unreservedly recommendedIan Reynolds from Clayton Utz bolstered the practice, which is jointly headed by Mark McCowan and Andrew Korbel. It is acting for BP on its highly contentious acquisition of Woolworths’ national network of 527 retail service station and development sites, and advises Dell on all of its competition and consumer protection issues. Brisbane-based Eddie Scuderi, who has ‘great knowledge of the relevant regulatory landscape’, is advising the state of Queensland on proposed amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act. The practice also has expertise in Chinese international trade matters.

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