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Dave Poddar

Dave Poddar


Dave Poddar

Dave Poddar has over 20 years' experience in competition/antitrust law and heads the firm's Asia-Pacific antitrust practice. He has worked on significant clearances for Australian M&A and international joint ventures and alliances.  Dave has also worked on infrastructure access and regulatory matters as well as advising on competition agency investigations and cartel matters.

Dave has been a Non-Government Advisor to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on merger processes for a number of years. Dave also leads the firm's telecommunications, media and technology sector in Asia Pacific.

Dave is a member of our global Antitrust Risk team.

Antitrust Risk

We help businesses to build resilience, sustain growth and
be better prepared

  • Australian home improvement retailers Bunnings on various acquisitions in the hardware, home improvement and outdoor leisure sector
  • Emirates on its partnership with Qantas and the associated authorisations and regulatory approvals processes
  • alternative equity trading operator Chi-X on competition and access issues associated with the establishment of its securities exchange in Australia
  • SABMiller on the A$12 billion Foster’s Group takeover and acquisition of the remaining 50% of Pacific Beverages, including foreign investment approval

Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • University of Adelaide (BEc) 1988, (LLB) 1989
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia 1989
  • Partner Mallesons Stephen Jaques 1998
  • Partner Allen & Overy 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2013

Professional bodies

  • Co-Chair, Antitrust Committee, International Bar Association,
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the University of South Australia, Centre for Regulation and Market Analysis
  • Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • Member of FINSIA’s Policy Advisory Council