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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.

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.

Sumitomo Electric Industries electric cable cartel litigation

Acting for Sumitomo Electric Industries in the Electric Cable litigation and the ACCC's investigation. One party was just fined $1.5m and two others are still being proceeded against. Sumitomo is not a respondent to the enforcement proceedings but has been involved in various aspects of the litigation.

Singapore Airlines air freight cartel class action

Defending Singapore Airlines Cargo in its prosecution by the ACCC for alleged airfreight cartel conduct and acting for it and Singapore Airlines in related class action proceedings.

Flight Centre Litigation

Advised Singapore Airlines and IATA in relation to proceedings alleging that Flight Centre attempted to induce competitors (Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and Emirates) to stop directly offering and booking their own international airfares (including over the internet) at prices less than Flight Centre offered.

Linfox Armaguard acquisition of Brinks cash logistics business

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