Lisa Huett

Lisa Huett

Lisa Huett is a Partner in the Competition Law Group within our Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons. She specialises in competition law, consumer protection, product liability and privacy law with a particular focus on the application and enforcement of Australia's cartel laws.

Lisa has advised extensively in relation to competition law matters, including preparing responses to ACCC investigations, advising on the competition implications of clients' proposals and conduct, and assessing the application of the Australian Consumer Law to advertising, promotions and contract terms.

Lisa regularly represents clients the subject of ACCC investigations including responding to mandatory disclosure notices, advising clients on ACCC enforcement outcomes and advising on immunity and leniency issues.

Lisa also provides valuable assistance to companies with multiple channels to market, including advising on pricing issues and drafting supply and distribution arrangements to ensure competition law compliance, especially in industries where commercial dealings between competitors are common.

Lisa frequently presents seminars and workshops on compliance issues and proposed law reforms. She is also recognised for her expertise in the areas of Competition Law, Telecommunications Law and Privacy and Data Security Law by leading international survey Best Lawyers 2016.

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Recent Matters

  • Acting for Yazaki Corporation and its Australian subsidiary, Australian Arrow Pty Ltd in defending ACCC proceedings for alleged cartel conduct in breach of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and subsequent penalty proceedings.
  • Advising Telstra on pricing issues and teaming arrangements and compliance with Part IV and Part XIB of the CCA.
  • Acting for Hospira in securing merger clearance from the ACCC for the global acquisition of Pfizer.
  • Advising a number of leading FMCG companies on the competition implications of their distribution and channel agreements and pricing terms.
  • Acting for clients the subject of regulatory investigations for alleged misleading conduct and advertising.
  • Advising companies in respect of the criminalisation of cartel conduct and the implications of the competition laws on their agreements and dealings with competitors and distributors.
  • Clients seeking immunity from enforcement of the cartel laws or cooperating with ACCC investigations.
  • Assisting clients comply with court orders or enforceable undertakings following contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law.

Experience

  • 1992: Bachelor of Commerce and Laws (Honours) degrees, University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • 1993: Articled Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 1998: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne
  • 1998: Seconded to Telstra Corporation Limited as Deputy Competition Counsel
  • 1999: Completed Master of Laws in Trade Practices and Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • 2004: Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne
  • 2012: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne

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Legal insights

Federal Court of Australia dismisses ACCC appeal, finding Pfizer had not misused its substantial market power for an anti-competitive purpose, and had not engaged in exclusive dealing conduct.

05 June 2018

The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the impact of digital “platform services” on the state of competition in media and advertising services markets.

04 December 2017

After four years of consultation and debate, some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws have today come into effect.

06 November 2017

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand has release it's Final Report into the Australian Consumer Law, finding it is in good health though with some room for improvements.

27 April 2017

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