“Watkins Tapsell has extensive knowledge of the legislation involving competition and consumer protection and is aware of the issues that arise for businesses in the marketplace on a daily basis.”

Competition and Consumer Protection in Australia is vital to ensure that there is fair trade in the marketplace to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. Competition and Consumer Protection is governed by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 which is enforced by the independent authority known as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”).

Watkins Tapsell can assist businesses with competition and consumer protection issues including advising on the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and commercial arrangements
  • Anti-competitive conduct and consumer protection provisions
  • Dealing with the ACCC and other regulatory bodies
  • Industry Codes
  • Dispute resolution and litigation involving the Competition and Consumer Act and disputes with the ACCC