Zach joined Towerhouse in 2014. He advises on economic regulation across the breadth of regulated industries – particularly payments systems, energy, airports and telecoms. He has particular experience advising on price controls and other aspects of economic regulation, including new regulatory regimes such as the Payment Systems Directive (PSD2), the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), and retail price controls in energy.
Prior to Towerhouse, Zach worked at one of Australia’s largest law firms as a specialist in telecoms competition and regulatory law, including in the negotiations for the country’s National Broadband Network rollout. He has advised the World Bank and developing country governments on telecoms law and policy reform throughout the Pacific. He has also worked in one of New York’s premier law firms, and was recognised by Australia’s Lawyers Weekly magazine as one of Australia’s top three telecoms, media and technology lawyers under 30.
Zach graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor in Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts. He also holds a Diploma of Modern Languages (French) and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. He has published peer-reviewed articles on public law, international investment arbitration and legal theory in the Australian Journal of Administrative Law, Australian Feminist Law Journal, Griffith Law Review and Transnational Dispute Management. He has also taught comparative public law for the Stetson University College of Law.