Mark specialises in competition and consumer protection law in transactional, litigious and advisory matters and across a wide range of industries.
Mark has expertise in handling major regulatory investigations and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) prosecutions in concentrated industries including oil and gas, brewing, grocery retailing, infrastructure and healthcare. He regularly represents clients in cartel immunity applications and investigations and in seeking other clearances and authorisations from the ACCC.
He has a track record of securing merger clearances for difficult transactions, has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional matters and has worked in a leading antitrust practice in Washington DC.
Leading Lawyer – Competition/Antitrust
Leading Individual – Competition and Trade
Best Lawyer – Competition Law
Winner, Client Choice Awards
“Team leader Mark McCowan is particularly noted for his work on big-ticket competition law matters and recommended by major multinational clients for his handling of merger clearance mandates.”
“Practice head Mark McCowan advises global companies on complex Australian competition law issues, and he is commended by clients as ‘unfailingly good-humoured, detailed, thoughtful, strategic and always thinking about different ways of working with the information’.”
Recognised for Competition (Australia)