Aldo Nicotra Chairman

Meet Aldo

Aldo is a competition and dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising on competition and consumer protection law including dealings with the ACCC.

He has been the principal trade practices adviser to Qantas for a number of years, advising on key competition issues as they arise. He also played a major role as the competition law adviser to the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, including gaining Trade Practices Act (now Competition and Consumer Act) legislative exemptions, and advising on competition and compliance aspects of major sponsorship agreements.

Aldo is ranked as a Band 1 Competition lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 with "extensive knowledge" in this practice area, and is described by sources as a "friendly, courteous and trusted adviser.” He is also recognised as a leading Competition lawyer by Best Lawyers Australia (2009-2020).

Experience

Competition

Australian and Victorian Racing Jockey Clubs

Defended competition and restraint of trade challenge to rules.

Ferrero Australia

Ongoing general competition and commercial advisor.

Resmed

Ongoing advisor on competition matters and related areas.

Qantas

Ongoing principal trade practices advisor (and relationship partner) on global competition issues including predatory pricing allegations; successful defence of misuse of market power proceedings; the Air New Zealand alliance proposal; renewal of joint services agreement with British Airways; updating internal compliance manual and providing training; drafting submissions to Productivity Commission inquiry on Trans -Tasman harmonisation of competition and consumer protection laws; investigation into price fixing in freight sector; and defending class action proceedings arising from price fixing investigations; Qantas and Emirates alliance.

Recognition

Ranked as a band 1 competition lawyer
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018-2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in competition law
Best Lawyers, since 2009
Distinguished practitioner, competition/anti-trust
asialaw, 2021
Winner of client choice award for competition/antitrust (Australia)
Lexology, 2020
Recognised as an expert in aviation
Who's Who Legal, Aviation 2019
Recognised as one of the world's leading competition lawyers
Who's Who Legal, Competition 2018
Recognised as an expert in aviation
Who's Who Legal, Aviation 2018
Recognised as a recommended lawyer in dispute resolution and competition & trade
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Recognised as a leading lawyer in competition law
Doyles Guide, 2017
Aldo Nicotra is noted as "a trusted adviser for many years and a great strategic thinker with a deep interest in our business."
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016
Partner Aldo Nicotra "has extensive knowledge" in this practice area, and is described by sources as a "friendly, courteous and trusted adviser."
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014
Aldo Nicotra has "significant competition law experience for major corporates."
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2014
Named Sydney lawyer of the year in the category of competition
Best Lawyers, 2013

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws

Memberships

  • Law Council of Australia

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