Mr Richard Flitcroft > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory.




Richard Flitcroft is pragmatic and plain speaking, and knows what you need to do when the regulator calls. His expert knowledge delivers valuable insights to individuals and corporations.

Richard has worked closely with the major market regulators. He has helped clients in investigations by the ACCC, ASIC, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Crime Commission, NSW ICAC, royal commissions and inquests.

These investigations have concerned anti-competitive conduct and arrangements, consumer protection, systemic financial market issues, insider trading, market disclosure, payments for influence and fraud by suppliers to Commonwealth businesses.

Richard has stood with clients during compulsory examinations and the execution of search warrants, He has advised them about the seizure of materials and the scope of compulsory notices/ warrants, and on legal privilege.

Richard deals with allegations of bribery and corruption.  He has designed and managed independent internal investigations for clients, running alongside regulator investigations

In the competition and consumer protection arena, the ACCC turns to Richard for advice on investigations, and to run litigation. He has expertise in merger clearance, commercial supply and distribution arrangements, joint ventures and agreements between competitors.

He is also experienced in the court-based aspects of schemes of arrangements and shareholder activism.


Law Council of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Committee – Member American Bar Association – Anti-trust Section – Member International Bar Association – Antitrust Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Competition and trade

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.