Consumer and competition
AGS acts for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in regulatory proceedings under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974). We have been providing legal services to the ACCC (and its predecessors) for more than 40 years. Our competition practice comprises a core group of around 25 practitioners across Australia, dedicated to undertaking work exclusively or predominantly for the ACCC. Visit Dispute Resolution and Litigation for more details on our competition practice.
In recent times we have advised the Australian Energy Regulator on its responsibilities.
We also assist other agencies to identify and manage potential consumer and competition issues, including in relation to business activities conducted by Commonwealth agencies and dealings with third parties such as contractors.
|Katrina Close||Senior Executive Lawyer||07 3360 5784|
|Guy Aitken QC||Chief General Counsel||02 6253 7084|
|Glenn Owbridge PSM||Special Counsel Competition and Consumer Law||07 3360 5654
|Chris Steger||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 9581 7573|
|Matthew Blunn||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 6253 7424|
|Matthew Garey||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 9581 7625|
|Jody Marshall||National Manager Dispute Resolution||07 3360 5751|
|Damien O'Donovan||Senior General Counsel||02 6253 7116|
|Leo Hardiman||Deputy General Counsel||02 6253 7074|
|Kathryn Graham||Senior General Counsel||02 6253 7167|
|Sacha Moran||Senior General Counsel||02 6263 3972|
- Express Law 241 – High Court finds that Barbaro does not apply to civil penalty proceedings (9 December 2015)
- Litigation notes 25 Application of Barbaro: resolving civil penalty proceedings by agreement (19 June 2015)