Cartels, Immunity & Regulatory Investigations

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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.

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question? Part 2

This is our second article in this series. In this article we consider who can receive or make use of the transcript of a compulsory examination – including third parties – and the protections available to a person pleading a defence in court proceed

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question?

This is the first in a two-part series covering some of the issues arising from compulsory examinations, the privileges that may be available to a person being examined, and how the answers can be used.

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The Cartels & Leniency Review 2015

Corrs has contributed to the annual edition of “The Cartels and Leniency Review”, which covers established law and policy in 26 jurisdictions around the world and also discusses emerging and unsettled issues.

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ACCC announces outcome of unfair contract terms review - Next step: Enforcement

The ACCC has identified a wide variety of problematic terms in standard form consumer contracts that it considers may amount to unfair contract terms.

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Business beware: The ACCC renews its commitment to enforcement

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the “ACCC Compliance and Enforcement Policy” for 2013.

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Mark McCowan

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Richard Flitcroft

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Our Thinking

Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question? Part 2

This is our second article in this series. In this article we consider who can receive or make use of the transcript of a compulsory examination – including third parties – and the protections available to a person pleading a defence in court proceed

Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question?

This is the first in a two-part series covering some of the issues arising from compulsory examinations, the privileges that may be available to a person being examined, and how the answers can be used.

The Cartels & Leniency Review 2015

Corrs has contributed to the annual edition of “The Cartels and Leniency Review”, which covers established law and policy in 26 jurisdictions around the world and also discusses emerging and unsettled issues.

ACCC announces outcome of unfair contract terms review - Next step: Enforcement

The ACCC has identified a wide variety of problematic terms in standard form consumer contracts that it considers may amount to unfair contract terms.

Business beware: The ACCC renews its commitment to enforcement

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the “ACCC Compliance and Enforcement Policy” for 2013.

Our Experts

Mark McCowan.jpg

Mark McCowan

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3335
Richard Flitcroft.jpg

Richard Flitcroft

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6435