Richard Flitcroft

Partner. Sydney.

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When the law is focussed on competition, Richard Flitcroft is a clear leader.

His combination of litigation, advisory and transactional skills, and deep understanding of the Competition and Consumer Act, have given him high ranking in the legal stakes.

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When the law is focussed on competition, Richard Flitcroft is a clear leader.

His combination of litigation, advisory and transactional skills, and deep understanding of the Competition and Consumer Act, have given him high ranking in the legal stakes.

Even the largest regulator in town, the ACCC, turns to Richard for advice on competition and consumer law issues, including litigation.

With expertise in merger clearance, commercial supply and distribution arrangements, joint ventures and agreements between competitors, he also advises private clients on ACCC investigations, cartel investigations and immunity applications.

“Agile, very approachable and responsive” Chambers Global Guide
Richard Flitcroft

Richard's Expertise

  • Gavilon LLCs Advised on the competition aspects of its proposed acquisition of AWB Limited’s Geneva based trading operations, and the entry of a 50:50 joint venture with AWB Limited for its commodity (grain) trading business
  • Andean Resources Advised in relation to competition aspects of the proposed acquisition by Goldcorp of its outstanding shares through a scheme of arrangement
  • Huntsman Corporation Advised the global manufacturer of differentiated chemicals in its proposed acquisition of an equity interest in Tronox Inc, and associated Australian assets involved in the production and distribution of titanium dioxide.
  • Primo Smallgoods’ acquisition of Hans Smallgoods Successfully obtained ACCC clearance for its acquisition of Hans Continental Smallgoods. This was the first ACCC clearance which accepted the failing firm argument in more than seven years.
  • Boeing Inc’s acquisition of Insitu Pty Ltd Acted for Boeing in obtaining ACCC clearance for its global acquisition of Insitu, Inc, a leading global developer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Dell Advised Dell on a complex and detailed investigation by the ACCC into its business and consumer dealings.

Richard's Leadership

  • Law Council of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Committee Member
  • American Bar Association – Anti-trust Section Member
  • International Bar Association - Antitrust Committee

What others say

  • “He is agile, very approachable and responsive to our needs” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Competition/Antitrust” Chambers Global Guide, 2011-2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Litigation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “Highly regarded by clients” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Richard Flitcroft truly knows his stuff...and is highly recommended” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/11
  • “Endorsed in Competition and Antitrust” PLC Which Lawyer, 2011
  • “Recommended Individual -
    Competition/Antitrust”
    PLC Which Lawyer, 2012
  • “Regarded for his ‘pragmatic approach’ and ‘strong understanding of client needs’” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13

Richard's Thinking