Wayne Leach is a partner in the competition law and regulatory group at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, Australia.
He regularly advises large corporations in relation to competition law issues associated with mergers, joint ventures, industry collaborations, access to essential infrastructure, cartel investigations and other market conduct issues.
Wayne represents clients in a wide range of industries, including the coal, gas/LNG, export infrastructure, telecommunications, agricultural, FMC, financial, broadcasting and aviation sectors.
Wayne has been at the forefront of some of the most complex and significant competition and antitrust-related investigations in recent times and is currently advising a client in relation to a major confidential global cartel investigation across a number of Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.
Wayne is recognised on the Who’s Who Legal website and in Global Competition Review, 2015, as being ‘among the world’s leading competition lawyers’ and as a ‘highly regarded’ competition lawyer (Global Competition Review, 2013), a ‘rising star’ (IFLR1000, 2013 and 2014) and ‘extremely hardworking’ and ‘totally dependable’ (The Legal 500, 2012). Wayne recently won an award for his role in Global Competition Review’s Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe.