Sar has over 20 years’ experience in being the “trusted advisor” to major multinational and ASX listed companies on cartels, mergers and day-to-day competition and consumer law matters.
He has acted for immunity applicants and defendants in landmark criminal and civil cartel cases; has defended clients in relation to misuse of market power, exclusive dealing, concerted practices and consumer law investigations and prosecutions; and is a leading expert in relation to access and regulatory matters.
Sar has successfully advised clients on obtaining ACCC clearance for significant transactions including Are Media, Pepsi, Qantas, Ruralco, Spotify, Unilever, Qantas and Yahoo!.
He is also the strategic advisor to Australia’s largest gas producers in relation to recent government and ACCC reforms.
Sar is regularly recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Doyle’s Guide. GCR100 and Client Choice.
We are pleased to share with you the 7th edition of our report on recent trends in complex informal merger clearance decisions made by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Sixth edition of our report on recent trends in complex informal merger clearance decisions made by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).
First criminal cartel prosecution where individuals were sentenced to jail and including involving the Australian Federal Police.
Immunity applicant in ACCC cartel proceedings against Colgate, Cussons and Woolworths (A$500 million).
ACCC proceedings for misuse of market power and exclusive dealing (first instance).
ACCC proceedings for alleged price fixing (health industry) and DFE proceedings for alleged cartel conduct (transport industry).
ACCC proceedings for contravention of section 50 for the proposed acquisition of Adelaide Brighton (A$867 million).
ACCC informal clearance for acquisitions of Insight Data Solutions and Realbase ($380m).
Strategic partnership with Fonterra.
ACCC informal clearance for acquisition of Honey Birdette ($443m).
Informal clearance for acquisition of Weis.
Agreement with Google.
Competition approvals in Australia, Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan and Vietnam for Jetstar Pan Asia Strategy (A$500 million).
Informal clearance for proposed acquisition of Pacific Magazines ($40m).
Informal clearance from ACCC for global search engine deal with Microsoft Corp (US$500 million).
Informal clearance from ACCC for Rio Tinto offer – (iron ore component) (A$66 billion).
Informal clearance for proposed acquisition by Nutrien ($450m).
Obtaining ACCC clearance for PepsiCo’s US$3.2 billion acquisition of SodaStream.
ACCC informal clearance for acquisition of Whooshkaa.
Vina Money criminal cartel (first case in which individuals sentenced).
Immunity applicant in ACCC laundry detergent cartel (Colgate, Cussons Woolworths).
Advising current and former executives in ACCC investigation for cartel conduct.
Successful defence of ACCC investigation into ice cream sector in Australia.
7-Eleven class action.
ACCC v Metcash.
ACCC proceedings in Airlines Terms and Conditions project.
Successful defence of ACCC investigation into OzTam.
ACCC proceedings for proposed acquisition of Adelaide Brighton (A$867 million).
ACCC proceedings for alleged price fixing.
Advising and acting on all aspects of FMG applications for rail track access under Part IIIA.
Advising in relation to re-certification of SA Ports Access Regime under Part IIIA.
Trusted advisor on all aspects of competition and consumer law for clients including 3M Australia, a2 Milk, Baiada, Blackmores, Domain, EG Fuel, Flinders Ports, flybuys, InvoCare, LexisNexis, Linktree, Obela, Pepsi, Rentokil, Spotify, Unilever, Volvo.
Advising and implementing product recall.
Advising on product recall and product liability issues.
Drafting and providing strategic and legal advice including engagement with Government and ACCC.
Advising companies on the Franchising Code of Conduct, Food and Grocery Code, the Dairy Code and the Oil Code.
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