Court clears Vodafone/TPG merger in keenly awaited decision

Competition, Consumer & Regulatory Disputes & Investigations Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The Federal Court has today ruled that the proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) should be permitted to proceed.

The Court, in the biggest merger litigation in Australia in 10 years, found against the ACCC and held that the merger would not have the likely effect of substantially lessening competition.

Fiona Crosbie, Allens Chairman and lead Partner for VHA on the matter, said the decision was keenly awaited.

'We were so pleased to assist longstanding client VHA to secure the Court's blessing for what will be a transformative merger for the company and for the Australian telecommunications sector. We enjoyed working seamlessly with the VHA team to secure this expedited decision.'

The Allens team drew upon the expertise of senior litigator Chris Prestwich (Partner) and competition specialists Robert Walker (Partner) and Anita Thompson (Managing Associate).

Allens legal team

Competition, Consumer and Regulatory

Fiona Crosbie (Chairman and Partner), Robert Walker (Partner) and Anita Thompson (Managing Associate) 

Disputes & Investigations

Chris Prestwich (Partner) and Natalie Oliver (Senior Associate)


Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.