Paul Fitzpatrick is the Clayton Utz National Practice Group Leader of Commercial Litigation. Paul practises in the areas of commercial litigation, competition law, national competition policy, and International and Domestic arbitrations. He is the Perth office representative on the firm's national Competition Law Committee.

He has conducted a wide range of complex litigation over the past 33 years, including contractual disputes and cases relating the Competition and Consumer Act, the Corporations Law, professional negligence, intellectual property and banking litigation. He has acted in a number of project cases, provided competition law advice, defended clients in ACCC prosecutions, established compliance programs for a range of clients, and conducted numerous arbitrations.  

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Competition

Goldfields Gas Pipeline: Acted for WMC Resources Limited in a dispute with the Owners of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline concerning gas transportation tariffs.


North West
 Shelf Joint Venture Participants: Acted for Western Power in an arbitration to determine the price of natural gas supplied to Western Power by the North West Shelf Joint Venture Participants.


Mt Newman Rail Line:
 acted for the Applicant seeking access to the Mt Newman Rail Line in the North West of Western Australia - Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Ors v BHP Minerals Pty Ltd and the State of Western Australia.

 

Merger, authorisation and notification approvals: Represents corporations obtaining merger, authorisation and notification approvals from the ACCC.

See Competition

Intellectual Property

Patent dispute: Represented RGC Mineral Sands Ltd in a patent dispute in the Federal Court in Melbourne and Sydney and in the Patent Office - Wimmera Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd v RGC Mineral Sands Ltd.

See Intellectual Property

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Goldfields Gas Pipeline: Acted for WMC Resources Limited in a dispute with the Owners of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline concerning gas transportation tariffs.


North West
 Shelf Joint Venture Participants: Acted for Western Power in an arbitration to determine the price of natural gas supplied to Western Power by the North West Shelf Joint Venture Participants.


West Australian Government:
 Represented the West Australian Government in proceedings brought against it by Bond Corporation arising out of a failed petrochemical plant.

 

Patent dispute: Represented RGC Mineral Sands Ltd in a patent dispute in the Federal Court in Melbourne and Sydney and in the Patent Office - Wimmera Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd v RGC Mineral Sands Ltd.


Mt Newman Rail Line:
 acted for the Applicant seeking access to the Mt Newman Rail Line in the North West of Western Australia - Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Ors v BHP Minerals Pty Ltd and the State of Western Australia.

 

Merger, authorisation and notification approvals: Represents corporations obtaining merger, authorisation and notification approvals from the ACCC.

See Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Enforcement and Cartels

Merger, authorisation and notification approvals: Represents corporations obtaining merger, authorisation and notification approvals from the ACCC.


See Enforcement and Cartels

Infrastructure Access and Regulation

Goldfields Gas Pipeline: Acted for WMC Resources Limited in a dispute with the Owners of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline concerning gas transportation tariffs.


North West
 Shelf Joint Venture Participants: Acted for Western Power in an arbitration to determine the price of natural gas supplied to Western Power by the North West Shelf Joint Venture Participants.


Mt Newman Rail Line:
 acted for the Applicant seeking access to the Mt Newman Rail Line in the North West of Western Australia - Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Ors v BHP Minerals Pty Ltd and the State of Western Australia.

See Infrastructure Access and Regulation

Telecommunications, Media and Technology

See Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Advertising and Marketing

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Copyright

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