Bruce Lloyd is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his deep expertise in enforcement proceedings including cartel cases and infrastructure access.
As one of Australia's most experienced competition and consumer protection lawyers, Bruce advises leading global brands on competition and consumer law, and on regulated access to infrastructure of national significance, as a member of the top-rated Clayton Utz practice.
Recent notable work has included representing nbn, Australia's largest fixed-line network operator, at the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements concerning resilience of critical communications infrastructure during the unprecedented bushfire emergency over summer 2019-2020; and criminal cartel charges heard by the Federal Court of Australia in June 2020, concerning international roll-on-roll-off shipping services to Australia. Bruce also advised on access by port users to the world's largest bulk port, including defence of a misuse of market power claim in the Federal Court (the first private claim under new provisions); an appeal to the Full Court by a user and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to charges at the port; and a collective bargaining authorisation application to the ACCC.
In consumer protection, Bruce advises the world’s largest supplier of mobile devices and digital content in defence of ACCC penalty litigation in the Federal Court; the world's largest automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen, in the most significant consumer protection case in Australia, currently on appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court; and in the Takata airbag class action, the largest ever class action in Australia in the Supreme Court of NSW, following the largest product recall in Australian history.
At the 2019 Lawyers Weekly awards Bruce won the Telecommunications Partner of the Year Award, and was also ranked first among peers as winner of the Partner of the Year Excellence Award.