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Dave Poddar

Partner, Clifford Chance

Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationBachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Adelaide (1989)
  • Bachelor of Economics University of Adelaide (1988)


Relevant work and committee history

  • Image of briefcase2013-current - Partner, Clifford Chance
  • 2010-2013 - Partner, Allen & Overy (Head of Competition Group, Sydney)
  • 1998-2010 - Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • Immediate Past Chair, Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia
  • Senior Vice Chair, IBA Antitrust Committee
  • Non-governmental adviser for Australia to the International Competition Network
  • Officer on the IBA Asia-Pacific regional forum


Academic positions

  • Board of the University of South Australia Centre for Regulatory and Market Analysis (Adjunct Senior Research Fellow)
  • Lectures on Competition Law at the University of Sydney


Competition law publications

Reporters and guides

Image of bookCo-author of the CCH Australian Trade Practices Reporter section on Merger Law

Co-author of the CCH Master Trade Practices Guide on Merger Law



Dave Poddar, 'Is there a need for change to the Australian Informal Merger Clearance Process following the Metcash Decision?' (delivered on 5 May 2012 at the Competition Law Conference in Sydney)