Regulatory Compliance and Disputes

MinterEllison's regulatory compliance and disputes team has an unmatched reputation for expertise across a range of areas, including financial services, corporations and industries subject to government regulation and oversight.

We are recognised as having particular expertise in acting for individuals and corporations in investigations, in regulatory and administrative tribunal hearings, and in state and federal courts dealing with civil enforcement and the defence of criminal prosecutions.

In recent years, we have acted for senior executives and board members of James Hardie and OZ Minerals in Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigations. We have defended market misconduct cases involving insider and market manipulation in the criminal courts. We have acted for Ergon Energy and electricity networks across the country before the Australian Competition Tribunal.

We also have extensive experience in dealing with other regulators such as the Australian Crime Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Taxation Office.

We have good relationships with Australia’s principal regulators and have sat on various boards and advisory sub-committees at the request of these bodies from time to time.

ENERGEX – Procurement Policies, Processes and Systems

Advised Energex on the auditing, development and integration of procurement policies, processes and systems. This included developing the tender conditions (standard and special) and tender documents, discussing the process and outcomes with tenderers, advising on associated tender issues, providing advice to the ENERGEX board, and daily matters such as developing tender and purchasing systems.