Allen & Overy partner Peter McDonald set to head firm’s Australian antitrust practice

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Peter McDonald to head the firm’s antitrust and competition practice in Australia as a partner in its global antitrust team.

McDonald brings to the role many years of experience as a competition partner specialising in merger clearances, complex regulatory matters and defending clients in investigations and legal actions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

McDonald joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills where he has advised clients across a broad range of industries including the energy, mining, industrial, retail and financial services sectors. He also brings a wealth of trade practices knowledge from his time as a senior officer at the ACCC and as a current member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.