Leading Silks

Michael Borsky QCList A BarristersAn excellent advocate and client-focused.
Richard Dalton QC - Dever's List Barristers ‘ Very experienced in workplace relations across most industries. Astute, earnest and capable.  First class technician. ’
Bret Walker SCFifth Floor St James’ Hall BarristersHighly regarded for his trial work. Also a special mention for his second-to-none appellant work. We have worked with Bret in a number of appeal cases in the High Court of Australia and his skill in that area is second to none. 
Cameron Moore SC - Banco ChambersAn outstanding silk, highly commercial, with experience acting for the ACCC and defendants across consumer protection and cartel matters.
Noel Hutley SCFifth Floor St James’ Hall BarristersOne of Australia’s leading silks. He is highly commercial and pragmatic, and a fearsome cross-examiner. Particularly sought after for complex regulatory work.
Ruth Higgins SCBanco ChambersLeading senior counsel. She is the ‘go to’ for the ACCC for private parties.
Tony Bannon SCTenth Floor Wentworth Selborne ChambersBrilliant mind and gets across complex issues and strategy very quickly. Renowned cross-examiner. 
Neil Young QCList A BarristersOutstanding – an excellent appellate advocate across a range of areas and strong in a wide range of commercial litigation. 
Michael Hodge QCNew Chambers ‘Michael is an outstanding advocate and very commercial. He can digest and advocate a position with ease and in the most favourable way for a client. Michael is one of the new generation of leading silks at the Australian Bar.
Kate Morgan SCTenth Floor Wentworth Selborne ChambersHighly recommend - Strong focus on regulatory matters. She has a cross-over commercial and criminal practice, which is rare. She is top- notch and a future star. 
Nicholas de Young SCList G Barristers 'Recently elevated to silk, Nick provides commerciality, astute advice, is confident with describing strategy to clients and is technically excellent.’
Peter Brereton SCBanco ChambersA very talented and capable commercial silk with a broad-ranging practice. 

Leading Juniors

Conor Bannan - 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers 'A strong up and comer.'  An exceptionally talented junior counsel with unrivalled competition law expertise at the Sydney bar.'       
Catherine Dermody - Foley's List BarristersOur first choice on complex regulatory matters. She provides commercially astute advice and understands the detail.
Declan RocheBanco ChambersDeep experience in competition law litigation handling many of the leading cases.
Robert YezerskiBanco ChambersThoughtful and practical with a sophisticated understanding of competition law.

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Competition in Australia Bar

Banco Chambers

Members at Sydney-based Banco Chambers handle large-scale competition and consumer regulatory litigation across Australia, acting for companies, individuals, and the regulator in cases relating to issues of anti-competitive conduct, exclusive dealing, misuse of market power, and misleading conduct. Members have appeared at the trial and appellate level, including major cartel enforcement cases. Cameron Moore SC is known for his involvement in high-profile ACCC investigations and proceedings. Ruth Higgins SC  has further developed her reputation in major competition cases, successfully acting for TPG, Pacific National and AGL in contested merger proceedings against the ACCC, as well as defending modern cartel prosecutions. The ‘talented and capable’ Peter Brereton SC is involved in a number of major cases on behalf of companies and government entities.

Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers

Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers plays host to high-level competition advocates, with strong records across major ACCC merger investigations, cartel prosecutions, and other enforcement proceedings relating to anti-competitive behaviour. The Sydney-based set includes the ‘sharp and capableNoel Hutley SC and Bret Walker SC, praised as ‘second to none for his appellant work‘ across State and Federal courts.

List A Barristers

List A Barristers offers expertise across regulatory proceedings for and against government and leading corporations, and in a wide range of appeals, as well as ACCC merger proceedings and investigations into anti-competitive pricing, cartel proceedings, and supply issues. Michael Borsky QC is praised as ‘excellent’, representing major financial services and energy clients, alongside the government, in Federal and High Court merger and cartel litigation, including the ARA v Cromwell takeover dispute. The ‘outstanding’ Neil Young QC regularly appears before the High Court, the Full Federal Court and State Courts of Appeal, with strong expertise in the mining and energy sectors.

List G Barristers

Members at List G Barristers are active in a number of major competition and consumer law cases, acting across Victoria and nationally. The list’s expertise includes merger control proceedings before and against the ACCC, abuse of dominance and market position cases, and consumer regulatory issues. Nicolas De Young QC has a particular specialism in trade practices cases, while Daniel Preston has argued notable cases before Federal courts, representing the Tasmanian Ports Corporation against the ACCC in ACCC v Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd, the first case brought by the ACCC using its amended misuse of market power provisions.

Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers is notable for its members’ combination of commercial and criminal law expertise in competition cases, with leading silks acting in criminal cartel proceedings and enforcement actions alongside ACCC investigations and merger control proceedings. Tony Bannon SC is a leading figure with a strong record in commercial representations, while Kate Morgan SC's ‘cross-over commercial and criminal practice‘ is highlighted alongside her record in criminal jury trials.