Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed Ayman Guirguis as a partner and head of its competition and regulatory practice in Sydney.
He arrives from Blake Dawson [now Ashurst Australia] where he was a partner for 10 years.
Guirguis has extensive experience in merger clearance, cartel work, and competitor and supply chain issues in a broad range of industries including petroleum, IT, pharmaceuticals, and construction. He previously held the position of director of mergers branch at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and has been a key adviser to leading international organisations such as ExxonMobil, Visy Industries and Hewlett Packard.
“Ayman is an internationally recognised leader in his field,” said Corrs partner and CEO John Denton. “He brings to the firm an enormous depth of expertise in merger clearance and cartel work that will reinforce Corrs’ offering to our clients and the market.”
Peter Armitage, head of competition at Ashurst, says: “Over his time at Ashurst, Ayman has made valuable contributions to our competition practice in Melbourne and Sydney. Ayman goes with our best wishes.”
Guirguis is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.