Competition

Service Experience People

Sophisticated competition and fair trading advice, balanced with commercial realities and legal practicalities.

Whether related to mergers, acquisitions, fair trading, trademarks, resources sector access regimes or the development of compliance programs, our team takes a proactive approach, helping our clients to plan and execute business strategies that minimise the risk of disputes in the future.

Our team works together with our corporate and dispute resolution experts to provide advice on both contentious and non-contentious issues. With extensive experience responding to and defending ACCC prosecutions, we actively guide our clients through the process to achieve the best outcome possible.

Experience

  • ACCC investigations and representation at ACCC hearings
  • Industry specific regulation and access regimes
  • Fair trading and consumer protection
  • Competition law and policy
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Developing and implementing compliance programs
  • Delivering competition and fair trading training programs and seminars
  • Risk assessments and proceedings under Australian consumer law

Exceptional outcomes

Swan Taxis / We worked with Swan Taxis  in the preparation of submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeking an informal clearance from the Commission of Swan Taxis’ proposed acquisition of Metro Taxis (WA) Pty Ltd.
Queensland Industry Association / Our client sought our advice in relation to its dealings with a particular competitor. The issues raised by the client required us to consider and advise on anti-competitive arrangements and exclusionary provisions, misuse of market power and cartel laws. Our advice ultimately saved our client from engaging in conduct that was likely to breach certain sections of Australian competition and consumer legislation. 
City Fertility / We were engaged by City Fertility to respond to ACCC allegations that our client was attempting to limit access to products, patients, procedures and facilities in the medical and health sectors in  Adelaide, in contravention of sections 45 and 47 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). On the basis of the information we provided to the ACCC in response, the ACCC confirmed it would not be taking any further action.
Queensland Rugby League / Advising the Queensland Rugby League in relation to issues of exclusive dealing and third line forcing, and obtaining ACCC clearance for its merchandising and licensing arrangements.
Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries / We represented the Chamber in meetings and negotiations with the ACCC in response to allegations by the ACCC that our client’s standard terms of trade were potentially in breach of the Horticulture Code, a mandatory prescribed industry code under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. 

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