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Australia: Competition law expert appointed to ACCC

 |  July 4, 2019

Competition law expert and former Australian Government Solicitor Stephen Ridgeway has been appointed to the ACCC as a Commissioner.

The federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that Ridgeway has been appointed to the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, for a term of five years.

Ridgeway spent 10 years at the Australian Government Solicitor where he acted as a senior legal advisor to the ACCC, and moved into commercial practice in 1998, becoming a partner at Blake Dawson before moving to King & Wood Mallesons’ competition and regulatory unit.

Ridgeway was National Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Business Law Sections’ Competition and Consumer Committee during 2011 and 2012, and was an executive member of the Business Law Section at the Law Council of Australia from 2016 to 2018.

Full Content: It Wire

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