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Rachel Trindade

Australian practitioner specialising in competition and consumer law

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Relevant work history

  • 2002-current - private practitioner in the areas of competition and consumer law
  • 1990-2002 - Lawyer and later Partner in national law firm



  • Member of Law Council of Australia's Trade Practice Committee
  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria


Competition law publications


  • "Modernising Australian merger analysis" (2007) 35 Australian Business Law Review 358 (with Rhonda L Smith)
  • "Integrating strategic behaviour into competition analysis" (2007) 52 Antitrust Bulletin 633 (with David K Round and Rhonda L Smith)
  • "A review of the ACCC's Media Mergers Guideline" (2007) 14 Competition and Consumer Journal 281 (with Rhonda L Smith)
  • "It's time: the temporal dimension of competition analysis" (2004) 12 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 142 (with Rhonda L Smith)
  • "The High Court on Boral: a return to the past?" (2003) 10 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 336 (with Rhonda L Smith)
  • "Protecting the brand: options and risks" (2001) 8 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 234 (with Rhonda L Smith and David K Round)
  • "Resale price maintenance – some practical observations from Australia" (2008) 4 Competition Law International 15


  • "Gippsland Logistics Precinct" (Presentation at Gippsland Major Projects Summit, February 2010)
  • "Governance and regulatory models" (Presentation at Victorian Rail Freight Governance Forum, GAMUT: Australasian Centre for the Governance & Management of Urban Transport, September 2009)
  • "Establishing the Gippsland Logistics Precinct" (Presentation – with John Hearsch and Jody O'Kane – at the Smart Conference, Sydney, June 2009)
  • "The role of courts and tribunals in providing guidance to regulators" (Presentation – with Paul Hughes and Justin Oliver – at ACCC Regulatory Conference, July 2008)
  • "How to protect your distribution network around the world – the Australian perspective" (Presentation at International Bar Association Conference, Singapore, October 2007)
  • "Understanding merger analysis" (Presentation – with Rhonda Smith – at Law Council of Australia Trade Practices Workshop, July 2006 and Australian Business Law Workshop, November 2006)
  • "Predatory pricing in the Australian aviation sector" (Presentation – with Rhonda Smith – at the Asian Law and Economics Association Conference, Seoul, June 2005)

Newspaper/Opinion pieces/commentary


  • "A logjam at the port" (Panel member – Hypothetical, ACCC Regulatory Conference, July 2009)