George Lukic is an experienced competition lawyer and commercial litigator.
George predominantly focuses on front- and back-end competition and consumer matters. He regularly advises clients in relation to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigations and competition and regulatory issues involving mergers. Clients frequently seek George’s advice on dealings with the ACCC and other regulators, and he presents seminars on competition and consumer law issues to both clients and industry bodies.
In addition to the above, George has a strong regulatory litigation practice. He has acted in matters against the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Taxation Office, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the Australian Federal Police, various State taxation authorities, and other regulators. He has also appeared for clients at public inquiries conducted by regulators.
George also has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation. He acts for clients in litigation to enforce and defend intellectual property rights, including in relation to patents, trade marks, copyright, confidential information, and in actions relating to misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off.
George continues to practice as a general commercial litigator. He has appeared in Federal and State courts and tribunals across Australia, and regularly acts for clients in relation to various commercial disputes.
George has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019) in the area of Intellectual Property.
George Lukic’s recent experience includes:
- Acting for Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited in relation to the notification of a 10 year contractual warranty that was conditional on consumers exclusively servicing their vehicles with Mitsubishi. The warranty was the first of its kind in Australia, and attracted over 200 submissions (more than any other notification in recent history), the majority of which were opposed to the conduct. We were able persuade the ACCC that the notification should be permitted to stand, notwithstanding the strong opposition.
- Acting for a listed technology company in relation to the obtaining, and execution, of an Anton Piller (search) order, together with subsequent legal proceedings. As a result of our quick action, we were able to preserve valuable evidence and reach a settlement that protected our client’s interests.
- Acting for a major supplier of fencing and balustrade products in relation to patent infringement proceedings and a subsequent account of profits action.
- Acting for an ASX-listed company in relation to an immunity application to the ACCC arising from alleged cartel conduct engaged in by a subsidiary of the company.
- Acting for a high wealth individual in relation to a complex tax prosecution involving civil, criminal, and proceeds of crime components, as well as questions of private international law.
- Acting for a major superannuation trustee in relation to an ASIC investigation and subsequent prosecution relating to alleged misleading or deceptive conduct arising from the content of communications provided by the trustee to its members.