Peter McDonald leads and coordinates the competition team for Allen & Overy in the APAC region.
Peter specialises in challenging competition law, consumer and regulatory issues. His expertise encompasses transactional advice, merger clearances, joint ventures and collaborations, access to infrastructure, and enforcement responses and defence.
Peter has extensive experience in a wide range of sectors, and has advised leading organisations such as BHP Billiton, DuluxGroup, Air Asia, Graincorp, BUPA, EnergyAustralia, BNP Paribas, SAB Miller, North West Shelf Venture, Chevron, GSK, George Weston Foods, Wesfarmers, Vale, Singapore Power, Orica and Reckitt Benckiser.
Peter is recognised as a leading individual in all major directories, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. Chambers states he is an "experienced and pragmatic" practitioner who, "if he thinks you're in trouble, will tell you and help you get out of it". IFLR100 praises Peter’s “highly articulate, practical advice on complex competition law”, and clients say he is “a pleasure to work with”.
Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked as a senior officer at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), where he developed strong relationships with key economic regulators. He is a member of the competition and consumer committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is also a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network of competition authorities.
Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 100 specialists located across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in recent years.
WWL says: Very highly praised – "clients love him" – Peter McDonald was picked out for the quality of his work across a range of industries
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