Global law firm King & Wood Mallesons has hired competition and regulatory partner and former regulator Luke Woodward from Australian corporate firm Gilbert + Tobin.
In 20 years at G+T, Woodward worked across a mix of transactional, contentious and regulatory legal matters. Prior to joining G&T, he held various positions at the country’s competition regulator, the Australian Consumer & Competition Commission, including lead prosecution lawyer, executive general manager of the compliance division (responsible for enforcement) and senior assistance commissioner, where he was responsible for mergers & acquisitions, and general counsel.
“We are very fortunate to have Luke join us. Luke is a very well-respected competition and regulatory expert, and will further strengthen our leading capability, and deepen our relationships with current and future clients,” KWM’s head of competition, Australia, Wayne Leach said in a statement.
Woodward joined KWM on June 1 and is based in Sydney.
G+T has been contacted for comment.