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What the team is known for Compact practice with a strong focus on the representation of businesses facing contentious or potentially contentious competition issues, including ACCC investigations and prosecutions, with an emphasis on resolving matters out of court where possible. Additionally offers support to clients conducting private litigation against competitors, suppliers or customers, and in consumer law disputes. Also active on merger control, compliance and risk management mandates.
Strengths The team is applauded for its ability to "understand a matter quickly and respond with an outcome that covers all the issues."
Market sources acknowledge "the strength of the firm's litigation capability" as a factor which allows the team to "pick up good consumer and competition cases."
Work highlights Advised franchisor Retail Food Group with regard to a large-scale ACCC investigation into allegations that it had been breaching both consumer law and the Franchising Code of Conduct in dealings with its franchisees since 2015.
Zaven Mardirossian advises a varied clientele, including players from the retail, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, on sophisticated regulatory dispute resolution and merger clearance issues.