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Synopsis

Competition law is not always intuitive. Potential and alleged breaches of the Commerce Act 1986 are frequently missed by clients - and sometimes by legal advisers. Particularly in the wake of legal developments in this area, lawyers need to be provide accurate, proactive advice and if necessary be able to advise a client about how to deal with a breach.

Learning Outcomes

In respect of the Commerce Act:

  • Become updated about legal developments: recent cases and the Commerce Commission’s approach.
  • Gain a better understanding of common issues and trends, like competitor dealings (including industry dealings), restraints of trade, online and multi-channel distribution, ‘hub and spoke’ cases, and merger control. 
  • Receive insights into and guidance for dealing with the regulator, including in respect of its compliance and leniency programme.

Who should view?

Commercial lawyers at all levels who wish to upskill and/or receive a refresher, general practitioners who do some commercial work and in-house counsel for distributors, franchisors etc.

Presenters

Andy Matthews
Principal
Matthews Law


Katie Rusbatch
Competition Manager
Commerce Commission

Katie’s teams are responsible for the Commission’s competition investigations, including cartel investigations. Katie was previously a Senior Legal Counsel at the Commission and has worked at both the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission of Singapore.

Chair

Geoff Hardy
Partner
Martelli McKegg