Overview

Competition & Consumer Law impacts all businesses operating in Australia across all industries. It is primarily governed by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Key areas of the Act include restrictive trade practices, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), product recalls and M&A clearances. We assist clients in complying with the Act, responding to allegations of non-compliance, and defending action taken by the ACCC and competitors or consumers.

In addition to providing legal services in this area, we assist with the development and provision of Competition and Consumer Law compliance programs. We run training programs for our clients on the requirements of the Act, and also present to clients and industry groups on issues around compliance with, and enforcement of, the Act.

The services we provide can be categorised into two areas:
Contacts
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T +61 2 8233 9554
 
Recent News and Publications
11 Apr 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has clearly demonstrated that it will not shy away from taking action against foreign-based businesses offering their goods to Australian consumers, if it considers they have contravened Australian laws.
01 Dec 2016
The exploitation of vulnerable workers in Australia has become a hot topic in recent months, attracting a significant amount of mainstream media attention.
11 Nov 2016
From 12 November 2016, small businesses will benefit from the unfair contract terms protection that has been afforded to consumers since 2010.