JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
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Aldo is a competition and dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising on competition and consumer protection law including dealings with the ACCC.
He has been the principal trade practices adviser to Qantas for a number of years, advising on key competition issues as they arise. He also played a major role as the competition law adviser to the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, including gaining Trade Practices Act (now Competition and Consumer Act) legislative exemptions, and advising on competition and compliance aspects of major sponsorship agreements.
Aldo is ranked as a Band 1 Competition lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 with "extensive knowledge" in this practice area, and is described by sources as a "friendly, courteous and trusted adviser.” He is also recognised as a leading Competition lawyer by Best Lawyers Australia (2009-2020).
Defended competition and restraint of trade challenge to rules.
Ongoing general competition and commercial advisor.
Ongoing principal trade practices advisor (and relationship partner) on global competition issues including predatory pricing allegations; successful defence of misuse of market power proceedings; the Air New Zealand alliance proposal; renewal of joint services agreement with British Airways; updating internal compliance manual and providing training; drafting submissions to Productivity Commission inquiry on trans-Tasman harmonisation of competition and consumer protection laws; investigation into price fixing in freight sector; and defending class action proceedings arising from price fixing investigations; Qantas and Emirates alliance.
Ongoing advisor on competition matters and related areas.
Recognised as an expert in Aviation (Regulatory).
Ranked as a Band 1 Competition lawyer.
Recognised as one of the world's leading Competition Lawyers.
Recognised as a recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Competition & Trade.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Competition Law.
Recognised as a leading lawyer in Competition Law.
Aldo Nicotra is noted as "a trusted adviser for many years and a great strategic thinker with a deep interest in our business."
Partner Aldo Nicotra "has extensive knowledge" in this practice area, and is described by sources as a "friendly, courteous and trusted adviser."
Aldo Nicotra has "significant competition law experience for major corporates."
Named “Sydney Lawyer of the Year” (as judged by his peers) in the category of Competition.
"On 9 March 2017, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed allegations brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Australia’s largest cable manufacturers, Olex...
This 2017 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.
On 22 September 2014, the Harper Review Panel released its Draft Report of the "root and branch" review of Australia's competition laws and