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Luke Woodward

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Relevant qualifications

Bachelor of Economics
(University of Sydney) 1986

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
(University of Sydney) 1988

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
(Ku-rung-gai College) 1988

Masters in Public Administration
(John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) 1997


Relevant work history and committee involvement


  • Partner, Gilbert + Tobin (since 2000)
    Head of Competition and Regulation Group

Previous (includes)

  • General Counsel and Executive General Manager, ACCC Enforcement and Compliance Division
  • Head, TPC/ACCC Merger and Asset Sales Branch
  • Principal solicitor (trade practices unit), Australian Government Solicitor


  • Admitted as legal practitioner of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, the Northern Territory of Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and of the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand


  • Member, Law Council of Australia, Competition and Consumer Committee
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Foreign Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust section
  • Member, International Bar Association


Awards and recognition (select)

Best Lawyers Australia 2020
Recognised in following categories: Competition Law, Energy Law, Regulatory Practice and Telecommunications Law

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2016
Competition, Trade and Regulation Partner of the Year


Competition law publications

'Should penalties under the Competition and Consumer Act be increased' (2019) 47 ABLR 59

'Current Issues in Merger Reviews' (Paper presented at Competition Law Conference, Sydney, 4 May 2013) (with Emma Ringland)

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