Paula Gilardoni is a partner in the competition and regulation group.
Paula specialises in the regulation of payment systems and competition issues arising in the digital economy. As lead partner of the innovation team in competition and regulation, Paula is at the forefront of the development of new technology platforms for the delivery of legal services. She developed HarperReady, an interactive tool that uses a technology-driven risk-based approach to the delivery of legal content (available on Gilbert + Tobin’s Smart Counsel app).
Paula is also the relationship partner for Caltex (ASX top 50 and one of Australia’s largest petrol companies) and Pact Group (ASX listed domestic manufacturer), and the lead competition adviser to Coca-Cola Amatil. She provides ongoing strategic and commercial advice to a range of clients in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing and the petroleum industries. She also advises on financial services regulatory matters and represented the Insurance Council of Australia before the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Paula is a regulator contributor on topical competition issues in the financial services and payments space. In late April 2018, she spoke at the AFR Banking & Wealth Summit on competition and open banking. In October 2018, she was the lead partner to coordinate and host Gilbert + Tobin’s “Data As An Asset” conference. In February 2019, she chaired ACCC’s enforcement and compliance policy update, introducing Rod Sims.
Who’s Who Legal 2019 recognises Paula as an “expert” for competition. Best Lawyers 2019 has also listed Paula in the competition law, health and aged care law, and regulatory practices categories.