Irfaan Rashid
Maddie Morgan
Lawyer
Suwathie Rajeswaran
Lana Knaggs
Akshya Perera
Sally Yang
Lawyer
Gonzalo Castro
Consultant
Maddison Morgan

Alistair Newton

Partner

As a competition and consumer specialist, Alistair has a deep understanding of the market contexts in which his clients operate. He is driven by the challenge of navigating complex legal and economic problems to achieve the best commercial and regulatory outcomes. Alistair prides himself on his reliability, diligence and acumen.

Alistair has over 15 years’ experience in high-profile transactional, litigious and advisory roles for clients across a range of industries, including the digital, media, FMCG, health and manufacturing sectors.

Alistair is adept at assessing competition law risks, navigating merger clearance regimes in Australia and the UK, and coordinating applications and responses to ACCC inquiries. He also advises on Australian Consumer Law issues including misleading conduct, consumer guarantees and unfair contract terms.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Alistair was a partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and has also worked as a senior associate in the London offices of Slaughter and May.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Competition Law; ACCC Investigations; Consumer Law

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • University of Melbourne – Bachelor of Arts
  • Monash University – Bachelor of Laws
  • Admitted to practice in Victoria

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acted for BP in relation to its proposed acquisition of Woolworths’ 527-site network of service stations and a network of development sites, and in successfully obtaining ACCC authorisation for the establishment of a convenience, loyalty and fuel discount alliance with Woolworths. Also acted for BP on its defence against ACCC prosecution in relation to an industry price information sharing scheme with various other petrol retailers and a data intermediary.
  • Acted for REA Group in successfully opposing the application for ACCC authorisation by Property Media Group (on behalf of real estate agents) to collectively bargain with and boycott REA
  • Acted for Comcast Corporation in respect of its proposed US$65 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
  • Advised Medibank across a range of competition and regulatory issues, including consolidation in the private hospital sector and collective bargaining amongst hospital groups.
  • Acted for MWRRG in respect of its applications for ACCC authorisation since 2014, including successfully obtaining ACCC authorisation for joint procurement, contract negotiation and ongoing contract management for waste management services across Melbourne local councils in south-eastern, eastern and central and western Melbourne.