Competition & Regulation

Thomson Geer provides advice on all aspects of competition and regulation, and has acted for and against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

We advise and assist clients on all matters including mergers and acquisitions, access regimes, anti-competitive conduct, franchising, authorisations and notifications, marketing and distribution, advertising and promotions, and compliance programs.

Our international and domestic client base includes public and private corporations, major manufacturing and service companies, telecommunications carriers, internet service providers, energy providers, IT companies, and industry associations.

Our services include:

  • ACCC authorisations, notifications, and investigations
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Cartels
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Compliance programs, audits, and training
  • Consumer protection issues, including misleading and unconscionable conduct
  • Franchising
  • Industry specific access and conduct regulation
  • Litigation, arbitrations, and dispute resolution
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Mergers
  • Privacy
  • Regulated access to essential services and facilities
  • Restrictive trade practices, such as price fixing
  • Technology related exemptions

Key Contacts

Adam Brooks, Partner, Thomson Geer
Ben Coogan, Partner, Thomson Geer
David Gaszner, Partner, Thomson Geer
Harold Werksman, Partner, Thomson Geer
John Howard, Partner, Thomson Geer
Josh Simons, Partner, Thomson Geer
Paul Gribble, Partner, Thomson Geer
Peter Le Guay, Partner, Thomson Geer
Stephen Voss, Partner, Thomson Geer
Tony Conaghan, Partner, Thomson Geer
Katrina Chambers, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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Michael George, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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Neil Sadler, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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Andrew Bretherton, Consultant, Thomson Geer