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Paul Schoff

A leading competition lawyer, Paul advises on the restrictive trade practices and consumer protection provisions of Australia's Competition & Consumer Act. His expertise includes misuse of market power, price fixing, and exclusive distribution arrangements. He advises on and obtains informal merger clearances from the ACCC for clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, FMCG, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Sale of Hussmann Corp to Panasonic Corporation

Advised Panasonic Corporation from an Australian and New Zealand perspective on its acquisition of Hussmann Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems for US$1.545 billion.

Optus transfer of Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network to NBN Co

Advised Singtel Optus on the transfer of its coaxial cable and ancillary assets to NBN Co, to enable the accelerated roll-out of Australia‚Äôs National Broadband Network.

Global Forest Partners LP acquisition of Port of Portland wood chip facilities

Advised Global Forest Partners LP on the acquisition of significant wood chip handling facilities at the Port of Portland near the so-called forestry "Golden Triangle" in South-Eastern Australia. The port facilities are essential for the export of Australian wood fibre to places such as Japan for paper manufacture.

Linfox Armaguard acquisition of Brinks cash logistics business

Advising Linfox Armaguard on its strategic acquisition of the cash logistics business of Brink's Australia.

IAG acquisition of Wesfarmers Insurance

Assisted Australia's largest general insurer on successful ACCC clearance of its $1.45 billion acquisition of Australia's fifth largest insurer.