Competition & Consumer Protection

We have advised extensively on competition (or anti-trust) laws and consumer protection laws.

We have extensive experience in dealing with issues that can arise with cartels, boycotts, anti-competitive information disclosures, exclusive dealing, mergers and acquisitions, misuses of market power, resale price maintenance, and anti-competitive arrangements. We understand how those issues can arise and be addressed in complex commercial situations, such as with joint ventures, joint marketing, collective acquisitions and enforceable undertakings.

We have also advised clients extensively on consumer protection issues, including misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts and consumer guarantees.

We have particular expertise advising on industry specific consumer protection laws, such as those in the gas and electricity industries.