Read this quarter’s Intermedia here

Dave Poddar

Dave Poddar

Partner, Quay Law Partners

Dave Poddar is a partner with Quay Law Partners, a specialist Australian regulatory firm. He has over 20 years’ experience as a partner in private practice. Mr Poddar’s practice focuses on competition (antitrust) and consumer matters in Australia. Mr Poddar’s experience managing significant clearances for Australian and international M&A, joint ventures and alliances including for Emirates in its partnership with Qantas as well as competition and consumer litigation under the Australian Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)(CCA).

He has worked on infrastructure access and regulatory matters, including for Glencore in access applications and arbitrations in relation to access under Part IIIA of the CCA to the Port of Newcastle, as well as advising on investigations and cartel matters involving the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

He is a member of and former chair of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer committee and a past co-chair of the International Bar Association’s antitrust committee and is on its Advisory Board.

Mr Poddar’s has acted in many high-profile mergers and acquisitions in Australia such as for SABMiller in relation to the acquisition of Fosters, Oracle’s acquisition of Aconex and Cerner and various acquisitions for Bunnings Group in Australia.

Mr Poddar’s has acted for various global tech companies in relation to the ACCC’s Digital Platform Investigations and resulting consultation by the Australian Treasury in relation to the proposed mandatory Codes of Conduct for Digital Platforms. He has been published in various law journals and newspapers on antitrust matters including in relation to Artificial Intelligence.

Back to the top

The IIC is the world's only policy debating platform for the converged communications industry

We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.

Insight: Exchange: Influence

We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.

The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debate

Take a look Learn more about our updates
Please upgrade your browser

You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:

Windows Mac

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.