Luke Wainscoat

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Luke Wainscoat is a senior economist with over 10 years’ experience of a wide range of competition, regulatory and damages matters in Australia, New Zealand and the European Union. Luke’s primary focus is in advising clients on antitrust issues, including merger clearance processes, applications for authorisation, access to bottleneck facilities, cartel investigations and the effect on competition of agreements and exclusive dealing. He has a particular expertise in the application, interpretation and presentation of empirical analysis to provide clients with clear and focused advice for informing high-stakes decisions on competition matters.Luke also regularly advises clients on commercial damages matters. These typically involve calculating the loss that was incurred by an individual or firm based on determining the likely prices or quantities sold in a counterfactual world in which some event that caused the loss did not take place. On regulatory matters, Luke has undertaken a number of assignments concerning the appropriate form of economic regulation of infrastructure services in the electricity, gas, telecommunications and rail sectors.Luke holds a PhD in Economics and a Master of Commerce in Economics from the University of Melbourne. He is a guest lecturer at Sydney University, where he has provided lectures on competition and regulatory economics in the law school and the economics faculty over the past three years.

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