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Baker McKenzie

Competition/Antitrust

1 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced in the representation of both the ACCC and leading private sector companies. Thanks to the resources of a global competition network, well placed to advise on significant cross-jurisdictional transactions, while maintaining a prominent presence in the domestic market. Active across the full range of merger clearance, regulatory investigation and infrastructure access briefs, as well as being engaged to advise on local and global enforcement proceedings by both the ACCC and corporate clients. Recognised for advising high-growth startups and technological disruptors as well as longstanding market leaders, offering particularly focused expertise in the life sciences and digital payments sectors.

Strengths

A client praises the team for providing advice that is "strategic and fit for purpose" in both "quick and simple" and "more detailed" formats. The same source adds: "Client care is also high, with the lawyers bringing us on the journey and keeping us appropriately informed throughout the process."

Another interviewee reports that the practice is "very proactive on the client management front," the lawyers being "interested in the business and in growing the relationship" and "always keen to know where they can improve."

Work highlights

Represented the ACCC in proceedings brought against Ramsay Health Care for alleged misuse of market power in respect of its dealings with a competing medical facility.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Georgina Foster advises across the full landscape of transactional, contentious and regulatory work. She is particularly appreciated for her "very commercial, concise and cost-effective advice," one client observing: "She has all the great qualities of an external adviser: she understands the issues, is obviously on top of the area and can provide an opinion immediately."

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Australia

Competition/Antitrust


Georgina Foster
Band 3