Regulatory & Investigations
Managing civil and criminal regulatory risk
In the current climate of regulatory scrutiny, every organisation must be able to respond quickly and effectively to investigations, inquiries and actions relating to corporate conduct. That’s why we offer a dedicated regulatory and investigations practice.
From royal commissions to white collar crime, we advise on the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of regulatory and compliance issues.
Across all sectors, we assist with regulatory investigations, proceedings and compliance—from strategy development to protecting your interests in “dawn raids”, document production, interviews and examinations. We will defend you in regulatory proceedings, private and class actions, proceedings arising from regulator actions—and represent subject entities or witnesses before royal commissions and commissions of inquiry.
Clients consult us regarding trade practices compliance and seek our advice in responding to regulatory investigations and proceedings, and consumer and competitor claims under the Australian Consumer Law. We are sought after to address allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, cartel conduct, concerted practices, misuse of market power, exclusive dealing and third line forcing.
Our practice has a wealth of experience handling corporate criminal proceedings, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering cases.
We also conduct marketing and comparative advertising reviews, and help to 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.
Our clients value our strong relationships with regulators and enforcement agencies.