About Molly Snaith
Molly specialises in competition law and regulatory issues. She has extensive experience in assisting clients to secure ACCC merger clearance (for both domestic and international deals), responding to ACCC investigations, assisting in proceedings brought by the ACCC and in providing clients with advice on their obligations to comply with the Competition and Consumer Act. Molly has extensive European merger control experience having practiced in London and Brussels.
She has a keen interest in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector as well as extensive experience in the Energy sector.
Molly's relevant experience includes advising:
- Veolia Environnement S.A. on the global acquisition by Veolia of Suez S.A. and the implementation of 87B undertakings offered to the ACCC.
- E.ON on all competition aspects of E.ON’s and RWE Aktiengesellschaft’s (RWE) far-reaching asset swap including E.ON acquiring a 76.8% stake in Innogy SE (Innogy) including the implementation of Commitments offer to the European Commission.
- QIAGEN in relation to its proposed takeover by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company for its US$ 62 billion acquisition of Shire plc.
- QIAGEN in relation to its acquisition of the sample collection business of GE Healthcare.
- Dywidag-Systems International Group in relation to its proposed acquisition of Jennmar Australia (withdrawn).
- Metal Manufactures Limited in relation to its (now completed) acquisition of Cetnaj Pty Ltd business and assets.
Antitrust and consumer protection enforcement
- Ford Australia in relation to an investigation (and subsequent Federal Court proceedings) by the ACCC alleging unconscionable and misleading conduct in relation to the application of consumer guarantees.
- A private education college in a (now resolved) ACCC investigation in relation to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, false or misleading representations and unfair contract terms.
- A range of manufacturers and retailers on ACCC competition and consumer law investigations.
- Clients in a range of sectors in relation to internal investigations into allegations of cartel conduct and bid rigging.