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Tom is an experienced litigator and regulatory disputes lawyer, with expertise in competition and consumer law, corporate misconduct and regulatory investigations and enforcement.
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Tom is a litigation, competition and consumer law partner based in the Sydney office of Webb Henderson.
Tom has significant experience as a litigator, regularly representing clients in proceedings in the High Court, the Federal Court and the major State Supreme Courts in addition to the Australian Competition Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Over many years, Tom has been involved in a large number of landmark competition and consumer law cases. Tom advises clients and provides representation on all aspects of the Competition and Consumer Act and Australian Consumer Law, including cartel conduct, market power, mergers, vertical arrangements, misleading conduct, unconscionable conduct, consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms and the Franchising Code.
Tom also has expertise acting in complex commercial disputes, shareholder and boardroom disputes, claims against directors and officers and in advising on contraventions of the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act.
Tom has acted for and assisted regulators including the ACCC in investigations and in the conduct of enforcement proceedings. Tom also regularly assists corporations and private clients in their dealings with regulators (including strategic engagement), responses to compulsory production notices, representation in examinations and in litigation.
Tom’s dispute resolution and competition law expertise have been recognised in recent years in various industry directories. Tom is currently the author of the Australian Chapter of The Private Competition Enforcement Review and acts as an advisor to LexisNexis on its Practical Guidance – Competition Law product.
Prior to joining Webb Henderson in 2013, Tom was a Senior Associate in the Sydney office of a major global firm.
Tom joined the Webb Henderson partnership in 2016.