Baker & McKenzie's Competition and Regulation Group draws on extensive experience and perspectives gained from advising government and private clients. We provide clear guidance as to competition risks with a focus on how they can be practically addressed in a commercial context.
Our services include:
- securing merger clearance through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) merger review processes and Australian Competition Tribunal proceedings, as well as coordinating multijurisdictional merger reviews for cross-border transactions;
- representing clients in ACCC investigations and enforcement action relating to alleged anti-competitive conduct, including cartels and ACCC immunity applications, as well as for alleged breaches of consumer protection laws.
- competition advice and compliance, including structuring joint ventures, strategic alliances and other transactions to address competition risks and advising on the full range of competition compliance issues in distribution arrangements; and
- infrastructure access and economic regulation, including access to infrastructure, tariff setting, price reviews and utilities regulation, as well as advising on regulatory frameworks including in the energy, transport, telecommunications and media sectors.
We act for clients that require top-end expertise and experience to handle the most high-profile merger clearances, major enforcement investigations and strategic regulatory processes.
- are recognised by peers as being among the best lawyers in Australia;
- have worked with and for key regulatory bodies including the ACCC; and
- are members of key professional bodies including the American Bar Association Anti-trust and International sections, the Law Council Business Law Section and the Law Society Business Law Committee and Competition law sub-committee.
Our Australia Competition and Regulation practice forms part of our global Antitrust & Competition practice, recognised in a recent Global Competition Review Survey as one of the "Global Elite" and 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 multijurisdictional assignments.