Paula Gilardoni is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s competition and regulation group. She advises on competition law matters including merger clearances, investigations, and the competition law issues affecting joint ventures and other complex transactions. She provides ongoing strategic and commercial advice to clients in the financial services, payments, media and entertainment industries, as well as clients in manufacturing and the petroleum industry. She also has extensive experience advising on regulatory matters affecting financial institutions. She specialises in advising clients looking to buy or sell regulated businesses, and those looking to set up new card and payment products in Australia. She also advises clients on anti-money laundering, privacy and consumer protection issues. She has represented clients in their interactions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and AUSTRAC (the anti-money laundering regulator). Ms Gilardoni holds a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of arts from the University of New South Wales. She and her team recently launched a ‘G+T Insights’ App designed for the payments industry on mobile wallets and near field communications.