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Russell Miller AM

Russell Miller AM



  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Aviation
  • Access and Regulated Industries
  • Antitrust Advisory

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Aviation Group
IBA Group



Russell is a former Chairman of the Firm. He is a long-standing strategic advisor to boards and senior management on governance, domestic and international acquisitions, de-mergers and privatisations. He has been an advisor to the Boards of DuluxGroup Ltd, Medibank Private Ltd, National Rail Corporation Ltd and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Russell is also internationally recognised for his leading competition expertise, handling complex merger clearance and cartel cases. He is a non-Government adviser to the International Competition Network, the worldwide regulators' group, and the author of leading texts on Australian competition and consumer policy and law.

He has held several government appointments, including chair of the International Air Services Commission, director of the National Electricity Code Administrator and member of the Minster for Trade's WTO Advisory Group.

Globally ranked as a leading individual in his field, Russell was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to the legal profession.

Bar Admissions

High Court of Australia


LLB (Hons)
Areas of Practice

Access and Regulated Industries | Antitrust Advisory | Antitrust and Unfair Competition | Aviation | Cartels | Competition and Market Regulation | Compliance | Consumer Law | Consumer Protection | Government | International Trade | Merger Clearance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Health Insurers | Privatization | Public Sector Governance | Regulatory Investigations and Litigation | Trade and Customs | Transport, Road, Rail and Ports | Unfair Competition

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    International Competition Network
    Australian Academy of Law
    Australian National University

  • Chairman, Committee on International Trade in Legal Services, International Bar Association (2013 - present)
  • Senior Fellow, Melbourne University Law School (2009 - present)
  • Australian Non-Government Adviser to the International Competition Network, the worldwide organisation of competition regulators (2002 - present)
  • Member, International Legal Services Advisory Council. The Council advises the Australian Government on international issues affecting the legal profession (2002 - present)
  • Member, Trade Practices Committee, Law Council of Australia Committee (1980 - present)
  • Officer, WTO Working Group, International Bar Association (1999 - present)
  • Former Board Member, National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra (2004 - 2010)
  • Former Board Member, Bureau of Meteorology Advisory Board (2002 - 2009)
  • Former Chairman, International Law Section, Law Council of Australia (2002 - 2008)
  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra Law School (1994 - 2005)
  • Former Chair, Cultural Facilities Corporation. This Corporation is an ACT statutory body responsible for the management of ACT cultural assets including the Canberra Theatre, Playhouse and Canberra Museum & Gallery (1999 - 2002) 
  • Former Board Member, National Electricity Code Administrator Ltd. This body established and administered Australia's national electricity market (1995 - 2002)
  • Former Chairman of the International Air Services Commission (1998 - 2000) Member (1992 - 1998). This Commission allocates Australian air rights by public process according to public interest criteria
  • Former member and subsequently chair, Australian Aviation Advisory Committee. The committee advised the Board and Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (1992 - 1998)
  • Former Deputy Secretary-General for Australia, International Bar Association (1992 - 1998)
  • Former Member, Corporations and Securities Panel. This Panel is the predecessor to the Takeovers Panel (1991 - 1998)
  • Former President, Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory (1991-1993)
  • Former member and subsequently chairman, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia (1981 - 1985)
  • Former Chairman, Aviation Committee, International Bar Association (2000 - 2002)

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