Baker & McKenzie's Competition and Consumer Law Group acts for a wide range of clients in all areas of competition, regulatory, trade practices and consumer law including:
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) merger clearance;
- ACCC investigations into alleged cartel conduct and other forms of anticompetitive conduct, including applications for immunity for cartel conduct;
- competition litigation and disputes (including class actions and alternative dispute resolution);
- competition and trade practices advisory work (including advising on joint ventures and other strategic alliances, distribution arrangements and other commercial dealings); and
- competition law compliance training and related advice
- regulatory - including tariff settling, price reviews, utilities regulation and access to infrastructure
- consumer protection law - including misleading conduct, advertising and promotion law, franchising law, product liability and consumer warranties
We offer expert practical assistance and draw on experience and perspectives gained from advising government and private clients over many years on a vast range of transactions. We have particular expertise in regulated industries including energy, telecommunications, media and transport.
Our Australian competition law practice is part of our global practice recently recognised in a recent Global Competition Review Survey as the largest competition practice in the world with over 300 knowledgeable lawyers. This provides our Australian lawyers with access to the knowledge and experience of our global practice and gives us unparalleled capabilities for cross border and multi jurisdictional assignments.