Patrick Clark’s practice focuses on competition law, particularly complex and contested merger clearance. 

Being from Australia, he has extensive experience in the energy, mining, oil and gas, rail, port, infrastructure and logistics sectors. He is published on some of the most significant recent Australian decisions on contested merger clearance and third party access to infrastructure (having acted for clients involved in those matters).

Patrick joined the firm in 2015. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as a competition law Associate in the Australian offices of two international law firms with highly ranked competition law practices.


  • “The Future Of The Australian Electricity Industry After AGL/Macquarie Generation” Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (2014) (Conference Paper; Liza Carver co-author)
  • “Tribunal Merger Authorisation: Not For The Faint Hearted & Some Observations On Evidence And Procedure” Law Council of Australia (September 2014) (Conference Paper; Liza Carver co-author)
  • “Private profitability and a narrow review: High Court puts Competition Tribunal back on track in the Pilbara rail access dispute” Competition and Consumer Law News (Vol. 28 No. 3 / October 2012)
  • “High Court Decision In The Pilbara Rail Access Dispute – A Summary And Thoughts On Its Implications” Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Journal (October 2012)
  • “High Court prefers an investor’s commercial perspective and a swift review in the Pilbara rail access dispute” Energy And Resources Law Update (October 2012)