Rowan Kendall

Rowan Kendall

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Rowan Kendall is a senior associate in the Antitrust & Competition group. He has firsthand experience in both developed and emerging economies, having previously worked in Baker McKenzie's London and Yangon offices. He has particular experience advising on competition and consumer law, including anti-competitive agreement prohibitions, cartel investigations and merger clearances. He also has experience advising on monopoly infrastructure, including third party access regulation and privatisations. Rowan recently completed his specialist Masters of Competition and Consumer Law through the University of Melbourne.

Practice Focus

Rowan acts for clients on major corporate transactions, acting in competition, infrastructure, and energy and resource spheres. He has experience in regulatory approvals for mergers and acquisitions, regulation of major infrastructure, compliance investigations and general commercial work.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a number of major international companies on cartel investigations and immunity applications with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Australian Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority, and the European Commission.

  • Acted for a multinational corporation in relation to the first ever complaint under the Myanmar Competition Law 2015, including dealing directly with both the Police Department and the Ministry of Commerce (Competition Policy Department).

  • Advised international companies on the development and implementation of their corporate compliance programmes, including competition law, and anti-bribery and corruption training. Rowan has experience in implementing and conducting these programmes in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

  • Represented major investment corporations on the sale, acquisition and construction of toll road infrastructure in Victoria and Queensland, specifically in relation to the competition and regulatory aspects of the transactions.

  • Acted for a major international company on the processes around conducting a global investigation into anti-bribery and corruption compliance for the purpose of possible reporting under United Kingdom and European Union law.

  • Advised an Australian investment fund in respect of it's acquisition of a gas pipeline system.

  • Assisted major coal producers on port and rail developments in Queensland and the Hunter Valley, including the Central Queensland Coal Network, the Standard User Funding Agreements, DBCT, Abbot Point and the Port Warratah Coal Services.

  • Advised a bidder on the acquisition of the Port of Newcastle.

  • Represented and advised major Australian companies on all aspects of consumer law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society - Member

Admissions

  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2014)
  • Supreme Court of Queensland~Australia (2013)

Education

  • Bond University (LLB Hons)
  • Bond University (BIR Global Governance and Politics / Diplomacy)
  • University of Melbourne (MCCL (Hons))

Languages

  • English

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Yangon

Publications

Co-author, "Productivity Commission's final report on the national access regime produces more prickly issues for the root and breach review," Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law (Vol. 22), June 2014