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John has been a competition and consumer protection adviser since the commencement of the Trade Practices Act (now Competition and Consumer Act) in late 1974.
He specialises in the regulation of complex mergers and business arrangements, and in the defence of competition law prosecutions and civil litigation.
John has acted in landmark merger matters for many leading companies including BHP Billiton, News Ltd, Boral, Goodman Fielder, Mayne, BAT, SingTel, Patrick Corporation, Santos and Unilever. He has also acted in major misuse of market power and collusion prosecutions and follow-on civil litigation. He is involved in trade practices education and compliance training.
John is consistently ranked in Australian and international legal services directories as one of Australia's leading competition lawyers, well noted for his strategic problem solving.
Ranked as a 'Senior Statesperson' in Competition & Antitrust.
Recognised as a Leading Lawyer for Competition & Trade
Ranked as an Eminent Practitioner in Competition & Antitrust
Listed as a leading lawyer in Competition Law and Regulatory Practice
John Kench is "one of the leading competition experts in Australia"
"there are not many other people with that level of knowledge and access"
Department head John Kench "is a very experienced senior partner" who is highly rated by clients and peers alike
Listed as a leading lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
The Australian Competition Tribunal has given competition approval for the $11bn merger of Tabcorp and Tatts. Although the Tribunal was the first instance decision maker in this case, under...
This 2016 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.
This 2015 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.