At Aitken Lawyers we understand the fast paced and dynamic nature of the business environment and we recognise the important interplay between competition law and consumer law with your business transactions conducted in Australia. Our years of experience partnering with business at various stages of development means we know the challenges and the obstacles competition law and consumer law pose in effecting a transaction. We know competition law and consumer law issues are integral considerations to any merger, acquisition, joint venture, strategic alliance, restructure, trade arrangement with suppliers, distributors or customers and even your businesses’ marketing campaigns.
Competition law presents a real challenge to businesses. With an Australian regime that is particularly tough and international laws constantly in flux, competition is an area that can expose companies to risk, particularly when it comes to cooperative conduct between competitors and potential competitors.
We will assist you to ensure your business transactions are structured in way that is consistent with Competition law and Consumer law under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
We can help you to identify the competition law and consumer law issues present in a variety of transactions, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions;
- Joint ventures;
- Anti-competitive conduct allegations;
- Marketing and advertising reviews;
- Review of contract terms;
- Strategic alliance;
- Restructures; and
- Trade arrangements.
Issues may include:
- Misleading and deceptive conduct;
- Unconscionable conduct;
- Unfair contract terms;
- Consumer guarantees;
- Misuse of market power;
- Exclusive dealing;
- Collective bargaining and boycotts;
- Imposing minimum resale prices;
- Refusal to supply products or services; and
- Other anticompetitive conduct.
We will also provide you with timely advice regarding any investigations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
As a law firm dedicated to tailoring practical and economical solutions to your needs, we aim to exceed your expectations and provide a rapid resolution to your matter. We take pride in the fact that our experience and commitment to excellence underpins our maturity, growth and success. If you are interested in finding out more about Competition Law and how it can affect your business call Aitken Lawyers today on 02 8987 0000.