Wallmans Lawyers has a leading Competition and Consumer Law practice with the depth and range of experience to effectively protect business interests and ensure compliance with an ever increasing and widespread regulatory system. Trade practices, competition and consumer law play a large part in regulating business, and in a variety of commercial transactions, impacting how businesses conduct, sell and promote their products or services.
Our team has an extensive understanding and specialist expertise in the legislative and regulatory framework surrounding consumer and competition law, assisting clients across various industries not only with compliance related issues but also representing them in connection with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regulatory investigations and prosecutions. We provide advice to directors and businesses on competition issues arising from mergers and acquisitions and ‘cartel’ behaviour, consumer protection (including misleading and deceptive conduct), franchising agreements, restraints of trade and product liability.
Additionally, we assist businesses with compliance frameworks and audits to ensure compliance. Our experience extends across industries such as media, communications, professional services, retail, advertising, manufacturing, viticulture and commercial property. Our knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate in ensures we provide specialist, practical and strategic advice with a focus on commerciality.
Competition & Consumer Law Services
Consumer protection – misleading and deceptive conduct, unfair contracts, price fixing
Competition and restrictive trade practices including merger clearance, market power, resale price maintenance
Advising on ‘at risk’ transactions and applications to ACCC
Restraints of trade ACCC investigations and representation
Compliance programs and audits
Technology and other related exemptions
Marketing and distribution
Advertising and promotional activities
Cartel and anti-trust investigationsProduct liability including recall and product safety