Competition & Regulatory » Consumer Protection

Australian consumer protection laws have recently undergone significant changes. Since the start of 2011, all Australian businesses now operate under a single consumer protection law: the Australian Consumer Law. The changes will have implications for businesses as the ACCC has been active in using its new investigative and penalty powers to ensure compliance.

Corrs regularly assists clients in meeting their obligations under the ACL, including implementing compliance initiatives, advising on proposed conduct and dealing with the ACCC in investigations.

Corrs act for a wide range of suppliers and manufacturers on their consumer facing obligations.

Our clients include: BP, Johnson& Johnson, Dell and Woolworths.

Our Thinking

Sucked in - Full Court clarifies unconscionable conduct provisions in the Australian Consumer Law in ACCC v Lux

The decision may lead to fresh scrutiny of sales tactics aimed at “sucking in” consumers to agree to sales negotiations in their homes.

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International price discrimination and parallel importing - Time to take a deep breath?

Public debate about competition in Australia’s grocery sector has shone a spotlight on the international price discrimination practices of suppliers to Australian grocery retailers.

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Competition changes on the horizon

In the October sittings, Parliament will likely pass two pieces of legislation that will have varying impacts on the competition landscape in Australia.

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Price signalling through the hub and spoke

If the price signalling prohibitions come to apply to your industry, then any disclosure of price or strategic information will raise the risk of contravention and require examination.

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Our Experts

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Ayman Guirguis

Partner Location Sydney Profile
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Colin Lockhart

Counsel Location Perth Profile
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Daniel Marquet

Partner Location Melbourne Profile
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Eddie Scuderi

Partner Location Brisbane Profile
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Richard Flitcroft

Partner Location Sydney Profile

Our Thinking

Price signalling through the hub and spoke

If the price signalling prohibitions come to apply to your industry, then any disclosure of price or strategic information will raise the risk of contravention and require examination.

Competition changes on the horizon

In the October sittings, Parliament will likely pass two pieces of legislation that will have varying impacts on the competition landscape in Australia.

International price discrimination and parallel importing - Time to take a deep breath?

Public debate about competition in Australia’s grocery sector has shone a spotlight on the international price discrimination practices of suppliers to Australian grocery retailers.

Sucked in - Full Court clarifies unconscionable conduct provisions in the Australian Consumer Law in ACCC v Lux

The decision may lead to fresh scrutiny of sales tactics aimed at “sucking in” consumers to agree to sales negotiations in their homes.

Our Experts

Ayman Guirguis.jpg

Ayman Guirguis

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6965
LOCKHARTColinwebsitegreySIZEDTH.jpg

Colin Lockhart

Counsel Perth +61 8 9460 1713
Daniel Marquet.jpg

Daniel Marquet

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3172
Eddie Scuderi.jpg

Eddie Scuderi

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9319
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Richard Flitcroft

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6435