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AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW

THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION & CONSUMER LAW

Salerno law is a leading firm in providing comprehensive, high-quality legal advice to a wide range of Australian consumers in trade or commerce and national corporate clients on matters under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which is contained within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the Fair Trading Act 1989 (Qld) and policy imposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

 

Given the ACCC is recognised globally as one of the most proactive enforcers of anticompetitive behaviour, it is essential that any entity that is regulated by the ACCC receives comprehensive and strategic legal advice to mitigate the potential risk and achieve the best commercial result.
 

WE HAVE EXPERTS IN EVERY FIELD

Our team of passionate Competition and ACL lawyers can provide outstanding legal expertise in the Competition and Consumer sector and regularly provide advice on matters relating to:

Consumer Law

  • misleading and deceptive conduct

  • unconscionable conduct and unfair terms

  • false or misleading representations

  • other unfair practices (bait advertising, unsolicited goods and services, pyramid selling and multi-level marketing, single/multiple pricing specifications, referral selling, harassment and coercion)

  • consumer guarantees

  • product liability claims (safety defects, personal injuries, loss/damage to consumer goods)

  • consumer data rights (ACCC CDR rules)

Competition Law

  • monopolies/oligopolies

  • anti-competitive arrangements

  • cartels under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

  • price-fixing and market sharing conditions

  • restricted dealings

  • ACCC Guidelines on Concerted Practices

  • misuse of market power

  • exclusive dealings (supply/acquisition on condition and third line forcing)

  • resale price maintenance

  • potential risks under the respective criminal and civil regimes

Depending on the nature of the matter, Salerno Law has access to a wide array of specialist Junior and Senior Counsel who can provide specialist opinion and advocacy in matters of consumer protection, regulation and policy in a timely and cost-effective manner.

CONSTRUCTIVE, EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE COMPETITION & CONSUMER LAW PRACTICE

Our Competition and ACL always are highly skilled, experienced and motivated to achieve cost-effective solutions in order to obtain the absolute best commercial result for our clients. Our clients in Australia include a leading international hospitality provider who operates over 80 resorts worldwide. 

We deliver greater returns at a lower cost to our clients and operate seven days a week, so you get the advice and assistance when you need it.