Ross Zaurrini is an "extremely capable practitioner", who does "high-level work, and gets the job done". Clients laud him as "a very friendly guy who is easy to work with".
Ross Zaurrini is a partner in Ashurst's competition practice whose significant experience in crossborder and local cartel matters distinguish him as a pre-eminent competition lawyer. In particular, Ross specialises in complex competition law litigation and investigations involving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Ross has extensive experience advising on all aspects of Australian competition and consumer law, including cartel conduct, merger clearance, misuse of market power, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, misleading conduct and other unfair practices.
Ross has acted in some of Australia's most high-profile competition law cases, including Australia's only antitrust case involving allegations of predatory bundling and Pick n Pay Retailers' successful sale of Franklins Supermarkets to Metcash Trading, one of only a handful of merger litigation cases taken by the ACCC in the past 15 years.
Ross acts for clients across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, healthcare, FMCG and building sectors. His key clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Berkshire Hathaway, AIA Group, Samsung Electronics, Woolworths, Kellogg, McCain Foods, Imperial Tobacco, Baxter Healthcare, Apotex, Fletcher Building and USG Boral.
As testament to his outstanding commitment to competition law and client service, Ross was a finalist in the competition and antitrust category of the Client Choice Awards 2017 and in the Partner of the Year Awards - Competition, Regulation and Trade 2019. He is also an active participant at the ICN, having attended as a non-government adviser at recent annual cartel workshops in Colombia and Spain.