Premium independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has strengthened its Competition & Regulatory practice with the lateral appointment of two new outstanding Senior Associates.

The appointments of Alistair Newton in Melbourne and Jackie Mortensen in Sydney will add extra depth to the leading Corrs Competition Practice.

Corrs partner and head of the Competition & Regulatory Practice Ayman Guirguis said, “We are delighted to welcome Alistair and Jackie to Corrs, they will be an asset to the team. Their appointments further strengthen the capabilities and credentials of Corrs’ Competition & Regulatory practice.”

Alistair brings extensive experience in significant mergers from Slaughter and May in London and also Allens.

Jackie specialises in advising on competition/cartel issues as well as consumer law and telecommunications and media regulatory issues, and joins Corrs from Minter Ellison.

The appointment of Alistair and Jackie are in addition to Corrs’ recently announced 30 new internal Senior Associate promotions.

About Corrs Competition Practice

The Corrs Competition & Regulatory practice handles all areas of competition law. The firm has particular strength in competition law litigation, access matters and has significant depth of experience as advisers on merger clearance and cartels/immunity matters.

Corrs has built on the number of experienced lawyers in the Competition & Regulatory team – including the addition of new Practice Head & Partner, Ayman Guirguis in April 2012.

Corrs has also advised on a range of high profile matters with far-reaching implications for a number of industry sectors including recently being adviser to Federal Government and NBN Co on telecommunications competition issues, acting for Hewlett-Packard in proceedings commenced by the ACCC and advising BP on strategic competition issues.

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