Richard Flitcroft

Partner. Sydney.

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With expert knowledge about what to do when the regulator calls, Richard Flitcroft is a clear leader in providing valuable insights for corporates.

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

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With expert knowledge about what to do when the regulator calls, Richard Flitcroft is a clear leader in providing valuable insights for corporates.

His combination of litigation, advisory and transactional skills, and deep understanding of the Corporations Act and 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. He also assists major financial institutions and public companies in regulatory investigations.

With expertise in merger clearance, commercial supply and distribution arrangements, joint ventures and agreements between competitors, he advises on and conducts litigation arising from these matters.

He is also expert on the court based aspects of schemes of arrangements and shareholder activism.

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

Richard's Expertise

  • Dell Advised Dell on a complex and detailed investigation by the ACCC into its business and consumer dealings.
  • Competition and Consumer law Advising both the ACCC and private and public entities in a wide range of enforcement and investigative act ivies under the Competition and Consumer Act and Australian Consumer Law relating to cartels, price fixing, and consumer protection.
  • Corporations Act litigation Litigation under the Corporations Act concerned with takeover offers, disclosure requirements, capital raisings and shareholders’ and unitholders’ rights.
  • Investigations and examinations Assisted several public and listed companies and individuals in investigations conducted by bodies such as ASIC and Royal Commissions, including representing them in various complex examinations.
  • Schemes of arrangement, demutualisation and restructure Acted for both National Roads and Motorists’ Association Ltd and Sydney Futures Exchange Ltd in their respective schemes of arrangement, demutualisation and restructures.
  • Administrative resolutions and enforceable undertakings Developing and negotiating administrative resolutions and enforceable undertakings with regulators.
  • Litigation Conduct of matters in all jurisdictions, including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, New South Wales Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the Full Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

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 Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Litigation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “He is agile, very approachable and responsive to our needs” Chambers Global Guide, 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
  • “Regarded for his ‘pragmatic approach’ and ‘strong understanding of client needs’” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13
  • “Leading Lawyer - Competition/Antitrust” Chambers Global Guide, 2011-2014
  • “Recommended Individual -
    Competition/Antitrust”
    PLC Which Lawyer, 2012
  • “Endorsed in Competition and Antitrust” PLC Which Lawyer, 2011

Richard's Thinking