Regulatory & Investigations
Managing civil and criminal regulatory risk
Responding quickly and effectively to investigations, inquiries and actions relating to corporate conduct is critical. That’s why our dedicated Regulatory & Investigations team operates in just the same way.
From Royal Commissions to white collar crime, we know the legal, procedural, governance and reputational ins and outs of regulatory and compliance issues.
We assist with regulatory investigations, proceedings and compliance—from strategy development to protecting your interests in “dawn raids”, document production, interviews and examinations. We defend regulatory proceedings, private and class actions, proceedings arising from regulator actions—and represent subject entities or witnesses before Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry.
We know Australian Consumer Law inside and out. We advise on trade practices compliance, responding to regulatory investigations and proceedings, and consumer and competitor claims. We’re just a phone call away if you need help addressing allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, cartel conduct, concerted practices, misuse of market power, exclusive dealing and third line forcing.
We’ve handled lots of the cases that sell newspapers—corporate criminal proceedings, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering cases—so we’re aware there’s more at stake than just the findings.
We conduct marketing and comparative advertising reviews, and help resolve consumer and competitor complaints and disputes arising from marketing and advertising. Our product liability and compliance team regularly acts in regulatory compliance and enforcement actions, defence of proceedings, product safety and recalls.