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Regulatory & Investigations

Managing civil and criminal regulatory risk

 

These are the kinds of balls you can’t afford to drop. 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.

No matter where, no matter what—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.

The Australian Consumer Law makes for our favourite reading—we know it inside and out. So we’re ready to 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.

Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away in your marketing and advertising. 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.

Team leader

Senior team

Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2512+61 2 9260 2512
m: +61 412 868 331+61 412 868 331
o: Sydney
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