Aldo Nicotra Chairman

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).



Australian and Victorian Racing Jockey Clubs

Defended competition and restraint of trade challenge to rules.

Ferrero Australia

Ongoing general competition and commercial advisor.


Ongoing advisor on competition matters and related areas.


Ongoing principal trade practices advisor and relationship partner on global competition issues.


Ranked as a leading individual in competition and trade
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021
Distinguished practitioner, competition/anti-trust
asialaw, 2021
Ranked as a band 1 competition lawyer
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017-2021
Recognised as an expert in aviation and competition
Who's Who Legal, Aviation and Competition, 2020
Winner for the competition and antitrust category
Client Choice Award, 2020
"He's very good at explaining the ins and outs of the law in a level-headed way, without lecturing"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020
Recognised in competition law
Best Lawyers, since 2009
Winner of client choice award for competition/antitrust (Australia)
Lexology, 2020
Recognised as an expert in aviation
Who's Who Legal, Aviation 2018-2020
Recognised as one of the world's leading competition lawyers
Who's Who Legal, Competition 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


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales


  • Law Council of Australia

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