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Lynsey R. Edgar

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Ms. Edgar's practice focuses on competition, regulatory and consumer law. She advises on anti-competitive arrangements, misuse of market power, cartels, merger clearance, exclusive dealing and the impact of competition law on various commercial activities.

Ms. Edgar also advises on consumer protection issues, including misleading and deceptive conduct, product liability, advertising, unfair contract terms and provides commercial advice on compliance with the Australian Consumer Law. 

Ms. Edgar represents clients in dealings with regulators, in particular the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and acts for clients in litigation commenced under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Edgar worked at an international firm in Doha, Qatar where she advised on corporate and commercial matters, including financial regulatory issues, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, projects and investment funds.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • Successfully representing an international franchisor in an ACCC investigation into allegations of misleading, deceptive and unconscionable conduct. 
  • Successfully defending an appliance manufacturer in product liability litigation. 
  • Advising an Australian distributor on competition law issues associated with its distribution network, including misuse of market power, refusal to deal, resale price maintenance, exclusionary provisions, exclusive dealing and anti-competitive arrangements. 
  • Advising on the competitive impact of a proposed merger in the electricity generation industry.
  • Acting for a sales executive in Federal Court proceedings commenced by the ACCC concerning resale price maintenance.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical company on price-fixing and the joint venture exemption for cartel conduct.  
  • Securing immunity from the ACCC for third line forcing conduct for numerous clients.
  • Advising a US manufacturer in respect of Australian product liability issues including compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Representing an electrical goods supplier in an ACCC investigation concerning misleading advertising.
  • Reviewing advertising, contracts and customer-facing materials for numerous clients to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Representing a number of private clients in ASIC investigations.
  • Implementing compliance programs under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.