An ACCC investigation, inquiry or enforcement proceeding places real pressures on directors, managers and internal counsel alike. Having a trusted adviser who can keep a cool head and make tough judgment calls in these matters is critical.
Corrs has acted on several of the largest global cartel litigations in recent years and secured immunity or leniency for multiple clients. We also regularly represent clients in other ACCC investigations and industry inquiries. In that context, we have extensive experience in assisting clients to respond to ACCC statutory notices (“section 155 notices”) and a strong track record of minimising costs to business (in time and money). We understand the complexities that can arise from managing exposure to penalties, third party claims and potential reputational damage, limiting business disruption and coordinating the response to parallel investigations in multiple jurisdictions.
Our Competition & Regulatory team is unwavering in its commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. The team works across a broad range of industries and includes partners and lawyers who have practised overseas as well as former senior ACCC staff.