Jones Day welcomes antitrust partner Matthew Bull in Australia

The global law firm Jones Day announces the addition of partner Matthew Bull to its Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. He will be based in the Firm’s Brisbane Office.

Mr. Bull comes to Jones Day with 20 years of experience in competition and regulatory matters, representing major corporate clients in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has assisted numerous multinational clients with merger clearances, joint ventures and collaborations, access to infrastructure, utility regulation, and enforcement matters.

Recently, Mr. Bull has advised clients in relation to merger clearances in various industries, including financial services, beverages, transport, construction, infrastructure, and natural resources. He has also represented clients during public reviews and inquiries by the ACCC into digital platforms, wine grapes, gas supply, and the dairy industry.

"As antitrust and competition issues continue to play a larger role in global commerce, our practice will benefit greatly from the addition of Matt," said Craig Waldman, who co-leads Jones Day's global Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. "He brings substantial experience to a very important region for antitrust enforcement, and we enthusiastically welcome him to Jones Day."

Added Chris Ahern, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day in Australia, "Matt brings us a deep understanding of competition issues and regulations across numerous industries. His arrival sends a clear message that Jones Day remains committed to providing our clients access to the premier legal talent in Australia. He is an extremely talented lawyer who will be an asset to our clients in Australia and around the world."

Mr. Bull has particularly extensive experience in the energy and natural resource sectors, including in matters relating to utility regulation and access to rail and port infrastructure. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Competition and Consumer Committee, and has published extensively on antitrust matters.

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