Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald
Level 25
85 Castlereagh Street
NSW 2000
+61 2 9373 7582


Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

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, Alinta, BNP Paribas, Asahi, North West Shelf Venture, Chevron, GSK, George Weston Foods, Wesfarmers, Vale, Google, Orica and Reckitt Benckiser.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked as a senior officer at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 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 regular non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network of competition authorities.

Peter is recognised as a leading individual in all major directories, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. Chambers states he is a "highly regarded" practitioner and "provides excellent, balanced advice".  IFLR100 praises Peter’s “practical advice on complex competition law”. Who's Who Legal reports that Peter McDonald is "one of the best" in the region and praises his "great regulatory insight".

Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating 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: Peter McDonald is “very highly regarded and great to work with” applaud sources who commend his “strong technical skills”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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