Patrick Gay is a parter with Herbert Smith Freehills in their Sydney office. Patrick has significant experience across all areas of competition law, including distribution arrangements, cartel arrangements and merger matters. Patrick has extensive experience across all aspects of Australian competition law and advises clients in relation to cartels, authorisation applications, market investigations and the structuring of commercial agreements and joint ventures. He has significant experience in contentious merger matters before the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal, as well as acting for clients with matters before the Federal Court. Patrick also advises on issues under the Australian Consumer Law. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, Montreal, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia. Patrick has acted as a legal affairs officer at the World Trade Organization in Geneva Switzerland and was previously an associate in the competition and international trade law departments of a major Canadian firm.

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