Competition and Market Regulation

Competition law plays a central role in regulating business with few areas of economic activity beyond its reach. It governs anti-competitive and unfair market practices, mergers and acquisitions, product liability, natural monopoly regulation and third-party access to facilities of national significance.

Recognised as one of five 'elite' competition practices in Australia (Global Competition Review's GCR 100, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), MinterEllison advises on a significant proportion of Australian and New Zealand merger clearances each year.

Our competition partners are consistently rated among the leaders in their field. As one of the largest competition practices in the Asia-Pacific region, we have the capacity to fully understand the relevance of overseas developments and issues. We advise clients operating in the Asia-Pacific, and Asian regulatory authorities, on cross-jurisdictional regulatory and competition law issues, working seamlessly with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts in New Zealand on trans-Tasman matters.

MinterEllison’s International Trade group provides support across the full range of issues relating to the regulation of imports, exports and foreign investment together with advice on international issues relating to sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption. Our experience ranges from customs issues and anti-dumping through to support with matters arising under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). This highly-regarded team has been ranked by leading international legal directory Chambers Global as an Australian market leader and described as 'the foremost in the region for advice on international issues and trade policy'.