A&O boosts Australian competition group

Allen & Overy has boosted the global competition group with the hire of Dave Podder in the firm’s Sydney office. Podder, a leading Australian competition law partner, leaves the partnership of Mallesons Stephen Jacques, where he has worked in the Australian and Asian competition regulatory regimes. Grant Fuzi, Managing Partner of Allen & Overy Australia said: "Dave is a highly respected practitioner and his joining is particularly important to our clients. With his experience, we will have the capability to provide top level advice on merger clearances, access issues and general competition matters, as well as cartel advice, which is particularly important after the recent introduction of criminal cartel laws in Australia. This expansion is yet another reflection of our commitment to strengthening the Australian offering since our launch just a few months ago."

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