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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.
The Federal Court recently held that submissions and internal documents provided by a party to the ACCC to support or oppose a transaction pursuant to the ACCC’s informal clearance process could be...
The New Zealand High Court recently held that competitors who agreed on keyword search terms for online search advertising engaged in cartel conduct in breach of competition law.
We are pleased to share with you the 6th edition of our report on recent trends in complex informal merger clearance decisions made by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).
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