Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
We are continually evolving and adapting our diversity and inclusion programs to better support our people, clients and communities.
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We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
Our firm provides a diverse range of opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people to develop brilliant legal careers.
Our competition team is ranked as one of the leading teams in Australia. We regularly act for blue chip clients on “bet the firm” competition litigation, mergers and acquisitions and cartel investigations. We have extensive experience dealing with the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal, and advise on all aspects of the Australian Consumer Law and access and pricing regulation.
We advise major Australian public companies, multi-national corporations and private enterprises on:
We also act for and have very strong relationships with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. This provides our team with unparalleled insights into the workings of the regulator.
Our industry experience spans agricultural commodities, aviation, building products, energy, food manufacturing, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, media, transport and wines & beverages.
Fifth edition of our report on recent trends in complex merger review cases by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
Obtaining ACCC informal clearance for PepsiCo’s US$3.2 billion acquisition of SodaStream.
Advising on the ACCC’s investigation into the 19.9% acquisition of Alliance Airlines.
Obtaining ACCC informal clearance for acquisition by Nutrien.
Obtaining ACCC informal clearance for acquisition of Pacific Magazines from Seven West Media.
Obtaining ACCC informal clearance for acquisition of Weis.
Obtaining authorisation for Jetstar Pan Asian Strategy and approvals in multiple overseas jurisdictions.
Obtaining informal clearance for Bing search engine deal with Microsoft.
Acted for immunity applicant in ACCC prosecution of Colgate Palmolive, PZ Cussons and Woolworths (laundry detergent cartel).
Advising in relation to global cartel investigation and proceedings.
Advising and acting in a number of domestic criminal cartel investigations and proceedings including for immunity applicants.
Acted for Prysmian concerning cartel conduct in relation to the supply of high voltage land cables in Australia.
Successfully defending an ACCC prosecution for misuse of market power and exclusive dealing.
Advising in relation to the ACCC's Airlines Terms and Conditions project.
Acting in the Australian Competition Tribunal in respect of the authorisation of New Energy Tech Consumer Code.
Submissions on access arrangements to airports (on behalf of all major Australian airlines).
Advising on an declaration applications under Part IIIA and access undertakings under state based regimes.
Advising on access regimes and their application to Australian ports including re-certification of effective access regimes.
Ranked as a leading firm in competition and trade
Our team is ranked in competition/antitrust
'Exceptional team' provides advice that is ‘always commercially relevant, with regard for the client’s specific circumstances, and reveals a deep understanding of the law’
Our competition practice is ranked in tier 2
"The matters they are involved in, their high-quality client base and their advice to date are the reasons we continue to engage Johnson Winter & Slattery for advice in this area"
The firm is "unique in the effort they make to ensure that their existing clients feel valued and supported, taking the time to invest in the working relationship and to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of their businesses"
"They work seamlessly with our in-house team, we are able to rely on them for high-level strategic thinking and they are more than capable in handling big litigation, punching above their weight"
"I've never felt so comfortable with a law firm as with these guys: it feels like they're part of our team and I've no hesitation in recommending them"
Our team's "exemplary" service has "secured business critical outcomes"
"Highly skilled and capable lawyers who are highly experienced and commercial, with a national network of offices and a commercial fee structure"
"They have a detailed understanding of issues facing our industry and a deep knowledge of competition law; they are therefore able to provide high-level, strategic advice"
Johnson Winter & Slattery's ‘experience in the aviation industry is hard to replicate'
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