Andrew Christopher

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Contact

andrew.christopher@webbhenderson.com

Phone:+61 2 8214 3510

Mobile: +61 418 117 784

Qualifications

LLM, University of Sydney
LLB, B Juris, University of New South Wales

Admitted

1991 (Australia, New South Wales)
2013 (New Zealand)
2013 (Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore)

Andrew has practised as a competition and regulatory lawyer and litigator for over 25 years.

Throughout his career Andrew has acted for a wide range of clients in diverse industries including telecommunications and media, transport, infrastructure, energy and resources, pharmaceuticals and health, food and other consumer goods.

Andrew has also represented the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and other state and Commonwealth agencies and departments in some of their most important assignments.  Andrew regularly represents company directors in dealings with ACCC and ASIC including in defending court proceedings and prosecutions.

Andrew has conducted several class action defences and was named Best Lawyers “Class Action Lawyer of the Year” in 2014.

Andrew has extensive experience in international competition and anti-trust law and is regularly listed in legal directories as a market leader in competition law in Australia and regionally.

Andrew is known as a strategic and tenacious litigator and regularly conducts high-stakes litigation in the State, Federal and High Court and in the Australian Competition Tribunal. Andrew is highly rated in legal directories including: Chambers; Best Lawyers; Asia Pacific Legal 500; Doyles; Asia Profiles; Who’s Who Legal, and PLC Which Lawyer as a leading competition lawyer and litigator.

Before joining Webb Henderson to found the firm’s competition and disputes practice, Andrew was the national practice manager of disputes and competition law for a leading global law firm and led that firm’s Asian competition practice. Andrew also worked at the ACCC earlier in his career. Andrew holds a masters of law from Sydney University and bachelors of jurisprudence and law degrees from University of New South Wales. Andrew also lectured in competition and trade practices law at UNSW for several years, has represented the ACCC as a non-government advisor in ICN activities and is the Asian Section Editor of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer law.