Mr Ian Reynolds > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition


Consultant (Admitted in Engl. & Wales, not admitted in Australia)


Ian Reynolds is a Consultant in the Competition & Regulatory Practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

An international competition lawyer with a strong M&A focus, Ian has superior skills in project managing complex international mergers, cartel and other matters for a range of clients in many sectors and jurisdictions.

Ian provides competition support to Corporate and M&A teams on deal timing, structures and contractual documents.  He has significant experience in working on complex commercial arrangements, in particular in the M&A, joint venture and distribution contexts and substantial negotiation and advocacy experience with competition regulators and private parties.

Ian has an extremely detailed knowledge of worldwide regulatory regimes and procedures and substantial Australian experience working with some of Australia’s largest companies, and the ACCC.

Ian is qualified and admitted in England & Wales, and is not yet admitted in Australia.  

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Competition and trade

(Rising stars)

Ian ReynoldsCorrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth handles major merger filings and competition investigations for multinational clients and a growing number of domestic businesses and Australian subsidiaries. The firm is heavily involved in many of the ACCC’s high-profile Big Tech investigations, acting for clients including Google, and also regularly works with major US-based buyout funds on merger clearances for business-critical acquisitions. Mark McCowan  co-heads the team and is an experienced and effective competition practitioner, leading on many of the team’s top mandates. In terms of trade, co-head Andrew Korbel  is particular strong in advising multinationals on market entry regulations, and representing companies in anti-dumping investigations. Melbourne-based Alistair Newton  continues to grow his profile, specialising in merger clearances for clients in a variety of sectors, while Richard Flitcroft  is highly experienced in handling ACCC investigations. Special counsel Ian Reynolds  plays a key role in M&A and cartel work. The practice was further bolstered in early 2021 by the arrival of Jodi Gray from King & Wood Mallesons. Lawyers are in Sydney unless otherwise stated.