Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed leading cartel and merger clearance expert, Ayman Guirguis, as a partner and head of the firm’s competition and regulatory practice.
Guirguis joins Corrs from Ashurst Australia (formerly Blake Dawson) where he was a partner. He brings to the firm significant international experience in competition and consumer law and industry including time working at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as a director of the mergers branch and as the second-in-command of its Sydney office.
Guirguis has experience in merger clearance, cartel work, competitor advice and investigations, supply chain issues, engaging with the ACCC and acting in litigation matters involving competition issues. He has worked across a broad range of industries including petroleum, IT, pharmaceutical, building, construction, engineering, packaging, property and retail businesses. He has been a key adviser to ExxonMobil, Visy Industries, Hewlett Packard, Leighton Contractors and Stockland, among many other leading international organisations. Guirguis is the second competition partner to leave Ashurst Australia since the merger was announced formerly in September; a total of four partners have departed the firm.
Corrs partner and chief executive John Denton said Guirguis’ appointment complements the capabilities and credentials of the competition and regulatory practice. “Ayman is an internationally recognised leader in his field. He brings to the firm an enormous depth of expertise in merger clearance and cartel work that will reinforce Corrs’ offering to our clients and the market,” said Denton.
Guirguis is the third new partner appointed by Corrs this year and will commence his role in April
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