Ray Steinwall

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Ray Steinwall is an Australian lawyer, author and commentator.

Currently he is General Counsel of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia, a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal since 2008, Editor of the Competition and Consumer Law Journal and a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

His previous roles include membership of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, General Counsel of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales, Principal Policy Adviser with The Cabinet Office of New South Wales and associate of a number of Australian law firms.

For over 25 years, he has provided legal and policy advice to governments and companies on competition, consumer protection, commercial law, pricing, access, regulation and public policy.

He has also undertaken a number of reviews for governments including a review of statutory implied conditions and warranties and a review of statutory unconscionable conduct and the franchising code of conduct.

For over 20 years, he has lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students as visiting fellow at the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and at other Australian institutions.

He has published numerous books and articles in journals and in the media. He is also the founding editor and general editor of the Competition and Consumer Law Journal.

He has an interest in the development of law in the Asia/Pacific and has provided training and advice to regulatory agencies in the region.

His other areas of work include cultural diversity, human rights and public policy


  • Competition and Consumer Act Annotated (previously Annotated Trade Practices Act), LexisNexis Lexis Sydney 2015. First published in 1994, updated and re-published annually
  • Practice and Procedure of the High Court and Federal Court of Australia: Competition and Consumer Act (previously Trade Practices), LexisNexis Sydney 2015. First published 1991 and re-published annually
  • Competition and Consumer Law Journal
  • Australian Consumer Law: A Guide, LexisNexis Sydney 2010
  • Steinwall R (et al) Australian Competition Law, Butterworths (now LexisNexis) Sydney 2000
  • Steinwall R (ed) Twenty Five Years of Australian Competition Law, Butterworths (now LexisNexis) Sydney 2000
  • Halsbury?s Laws of Australia: Trade and Commerce - Restrictive Trade Practices Update, Butterworths (now LexisNexis) Sydney 2001
  • Australian Commentary on Halsbury's Laws of England: Contract Law, Butterworths (now LexisNexis) Sydney1991
Areas of expertise
Competition Law
Consumer Law
Commercial Law
Access and Pricing Regulation
Cultural Diversity
Public Policy
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie)
Masters of Law (Sydney)
Professional Organisation
Member, Australian Competition Tribunal
Member, Competition and Consumer Committee, Law Council of Australia
Member, American Bar Association, Section on Antitrust
Member, Law Society of New South Wales
Member, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
Previously member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council
Professional Contact
Website: www.raysteinwall.com
Email: raysteinwall@gmail.com