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Lynsey Edgar

Partner
Baker McKenzie

Biography

Lynsey Edgar is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Sydney office, specialising in competition and consumer law.  She has a reputation for combining technical excellence with strategic commercial advice.

Practice Focus

Lynsey primarily assists clients with matters arising under the Competition and Consumer Act.  She advises on anticompetitive conduct, merger clearance, distribution arrangements, and the impact of competition/antitrust law on various commercial activities.

Lynsey also advises on consumer issues including misleading and deceptive conduct, consumer guarantees, and compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.

Lynsey is experienced in representing clients facing investigations by regulators, particularly the ACCC, and acts for clients in competition and consumer litigation.  

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing companies and individuals in ACCC investigations and enforcement actions in the pharmaceutical, health, online travel, retail, and financial services industries, including in relation to cartel immunity applications.

  • Advising retailers on consumer law issues including unfair contract terms, warranties, unconscionable conduct, product safety and advertising.

  • Securing clearance from competition regulators for acquisitions in various industries including financial services, petroleum, waste management, and manufacturing.

  • Advising on supply-chain arrangements including resale price maintenance, collaboration agreements and exclusive dealing.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales 

Admissions

  • England & Wales (2010)
  • Federal Court of Australia~Australia (2008)
  • High Court of Australia (2008)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales~Australia (2006)

Education

  • University of Sydney (LLM)
  • University of Technology Sydney (LLB (Hons I), BA (Comm.) )

Languages

  • English

Author 'Cartel Class Actions in Australia: Risks vs Rewards' (2019) 27 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 

Author 'Evaluating Damages in Shareholder Class Actions for Misleading Conduct and Breach of Disclosure Duties' (2018) 7 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 147

Author 'Mavericks in Merger Regulation: Approaches and Problems' (2018) 26 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 116

Author 'Market Manipulation through False or Misleading Statements on Social Media: Enforcement Issues' (2018) 33 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 166

Author 'Financial Rewards for Cartel Informants: A Future Approach to Cartel Detection in Australia?' (2015) 23 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 105

Author 'Acceptable Quality v Merchantable Quality' (2015) 23 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 97

Author 'Force Majeure Clauses, Multiple Contracts and Allocating Shortfalls between Customers' (2015) 43 Australian Business Law Review 329