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Tom Bracken

Senior Associate

Sydney

Tom Bracken

Senior Associate

Sydney

Tom is an associate in Allen & Overy’s Asia Pacific Competition practice after previously working in the Litigation practice.

He has particular experience in cross-border regulatory investigations, commercial litigation and merger clearance matters. Tom has acted for large corporations from various industries including tech, banking and finance and consumer products. In 2018, Tom completed a five month secondment at Google, in relation to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.

Experience highlights including advising:

  • Google in the ACCC's Digitial Platforms Market Inquiry and subsequent ACCC Digital Advertising Services Inquiry and Digital Platform Services Inquiry, together with other competition law issues.
  • Asahi Group Holdings in relation to obtaining ACCC merger clearance for its AUD 16bn acquisition of Carlton United Breweries.
  • Google LLC on its USD 2.6bn (AUD 3.8bn) acquisition of Looker Data Sciences.
  • ASSA ABLOY on its acquisition of AM Group, a leading manufacturer of industrial doors with operations across Australia, US and the UK.
  • Chow Tai Fook Enterprises on its reported AUD 4bn plus acquisition of Alinta Energy.
  • A major global investment bank in relation to internal investigation and dealings with regulators in various jurisdictions concerning alleged cartel conduct in respect to FX trading in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Reckitt Benckiser in relation to proceedings commenced by the ACCC in respect of alleged breaches of Australian consumer law and a subsequent class action commenced on behalf of consumers.
  • A large financial institution in relation to an anti-bribery investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Publications: 30 August 2021

ACCC proposes extensive reform to Australia’s merger regime

On 27 August 2021, ACCC Chair Rod Sims announced extensive proposed reforms to Australia’s merger review regime and relevant laws under the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA), including: The…

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2015

Academic

Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 2014

Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism), University of New South Wales, 2014