Rob Nicholls

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Visiting Fellow
Rob
Nicholls
Senior Lecturer, School of Taxation and Business Law
UNSW Business

I am a lecturer in business law in the UNSW Business School. Before this, I was the Chief Investigator on the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) project "Competition law and policy in Australian financial services regulation - T020”. The final research report for this project was launched in August 2015. I was also a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology investigating the evolving challenges of spectrum management policy. I teach law and ethics to business students and my research focus is on competition law and the regulation of both the financial services sector and networked industries.

Before moving to academia, I worked for the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin. Outside of research and teaching work, I am the Australian Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator. This role provides an alternative dispute resolution process between Telstra and its wholesale customers in respect of services regulated by the ACCC.

Interests: 
Telecommunications regulation, broadcasting regulation, regulation of networked industries, market analysis in competition law context, competition in retail financial services, expert determination, accredited mediator