Patrick Gay is a partner in the competition, regulatory and trade team at Herbert Smith Freehills. He has provided Australian competition law advice to a wide range of clients, including Tabcorp, Metcash and Visa. He is co-author of the chapter on 'Merger Clearance in Australia' in Towns Under Siege: Developments in Australian Takeovers and Schemes and the chapter on 'Competition Law and Joint Ventures' in Before You Tie the Knot: Contemporary Issues in Joint Venture Law.
He is recognised for his experience advising on high-profile contentious merger clearance matters relating to consumer products and well-known brands. Patrick is well known for his commercial approach, with clients describing him as having 'outstanding business acumen'; and 'commendable' for providing 'commercial and clear' advice for 'complex issues'.