King & Wood Mallesons has appointed an Ashurst competition partner to its Melbourne partnership.
Stephen Ridgeway is the second hire from Ashurst this month, after Peter Stirling joined the firm’s M&A practice.
Ridgeway was a leading partner in Ashurst’s (formerly Blake Dawson) competition group, acting for several public companies in all areas of competition and consumer legal cases, including merger and joint venture approvals, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigations, litigation and compliance advice.
Before joining Ashurst Ridgeway was a senior advisor to the ACCC where he specialised in cartel prosecutions. He is also the Chairman of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.