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The Harper Review

The Harper Report

Misuse of market power provisions

The firm has made a submission to Treasury on the implications of the Harper Review's proposed changes to the misuse of market power provisions.

Allens has also prepared a subsequent submission to Treasury regarding its consideration of reform options.

Ian Harper speaks to CEDA audience

Allens was the major sponsor of CEDA's key event: Competition Policy Review with Professor Ian Harper Tuesday, 14 April 2015 in Melbourne.

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Ian Harper

Introduction to Harper Report

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Fiona Crosbie

Fiona Crosbie
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How will the Government Respond?

Kon Stelios interviews Simon Troeth of Newgate Australia.

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Kon Stellios

Kon Stellios
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Government unveils proposed changes to competition laws

The Federal Government has released its much anticipated exposure draft. The proposed legislation is the next step in the Government's response to the Harper Review of competition law and policy.

Download our analysis of the key provisions. We trust you find it helpful. 

Please feel free to contact a member of our competition and consumer law team to discuss the Government's response in more detail and how it applies to your organisation.

Ian Harper's review of competition policy is the most significant review of Australia’s competition laws and policy in more than 20 years. The panel was tasked with a broad ranging review, encompassing consideration of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the regulatory institutions who administer and enforce competition and consumer laws. The final report was released on 31 March 2015.

The Harper Panel's recommendations are set to drive major regulatory reform which, if implemented, will impact on Australian businesses across a wide range of sectors.

We will be working closely with our clients to identify the opportunities and challenges that the proposed reforms may provide. We will also keep you up to date on the Government's response to the report and the status of legislative reforms.

This is a live website and more information will be added as we further analyse the report and its implications and keep you updated on future developments.

The major issues: Briefing Materials

Allens' Competition team has put together the following tools for our clients as they consider the impact of the Harper recommendations on their businesses:

The implications for corporate Australia of the Government's response

The Government's position on key proposals

Key issues for General Counsel

Key issues for General Counsel

Harper Review recommendations

What the Harper Review recommendations mean for your company

More Analysis

Meet the team

Please feel free to contact a member of the team to discuss the Harper Review in more detail.

Competition

Jacqueline Downes

Jacqueline Downes
Partner, Practice Leader, Competition Law
Sydney
+61 2 9230 4850

Fiona Crosbie

Fiona Crosbie
Chairman
Sydney
+61 2 9230 4383

John Hedge

John Hedge
Partner
Brisbane
+61 7 3334 3171

Ted Hill

Ted Hill
Partner
Melbourne
+61 3 9613 8588

Carolyn Oddie

Carolyn Oddie
Partner
Sydney
+61 2 9230 4203

Kon Stellios

Kon Stellios
Partner
Sydney
+61 2 9230 4897

Rosannah Healy

Rosannah Healy
Managing Associate
Melbourne
+61 3 9613 8421

Robert Walker

Robert Walker
Managing Associate
Melbourne
+61 3 9613 8879

Intellectual Property

 

Sarah Matheson

Sarah Matheson
Partner
Melbourne
+61 3 9613 8579