Abuse of Market Power

Abuse of Market Power - Australia

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Clients with substantial power in their markets may face investigations or litigation involving allegations of misuse of market power based on concerns about below cost or excessive pricing, refusals to deal or other discriminatory conduct.

We are the team that you want in your corner for misuse of market power issues.

We work side by side with you to drive the right outcomes for your business.

Our dedicated team of award winning lawyers has acted in many of the landmark misuse of market power investigations and cases for large corporate clients as well as new entrants including in the financial services, transport and infrastructure, telecommunications and directories, steel, mining, gaming and online sectors.

We stand out for our expertise in third party access issues and our deep understanding of how access regimes developed in Australia. Our experience extends to developing and advising on access frameworks, including developing access-pricing structures for industries such as rail, telecommunications, energy, ports and airports.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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