Multiple sources cite Bill Reid as being among the best competition lawyers in Australia, praised for his merger clearance and joint venture-related expertise.
Bill is a pre-eminent competition lawyer in Australasia, advising on major Australian and international mergers and joint ventures, access to infrastructure issues, and competition and consumer protection litigation. He has a long track record of achieving merger clearance in complex matters for clients in Australia and across the Asian region.
Bill advises on Australia's access to infrastructure regulation for clients in the transport, energy and information technology sectors, among other network industries. In litigation, Bill has represented clients in major cartel investigations and prosecutions in Australia, has successfully defended monopolisation prosecutions, and assists clients with Australia's evolving consumer regulations.
Bill has extensive experience advising on competition investigations, compliance and other challenges around Asia, as many competition law regimes emerge across the region. Bill was based in Singapore for three years and continues to lead the firm's capability in Asian competition law, drawing on expertise around the region.
As a lead partner in the "exceptional" Ashurst competition practice, Bill is rated by clients as "one of the best in the field", praised for "his level-headed, hard-working ethic".