The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Act received Royal Assent on 14 August 2017. It substantially increases the scope of what amounts to unlawful cartel (competitor) conduct under the Commerce Act while also providing some important new exceptions. The seminar will focus on the very significant practical implications for practitioners of the amended Act particularly when advising on joint venture, distribution and franchise agreements.This seminar will include:
After attending this seminar you will be able to:
Company/Commercial lawyers, Civil Litigators, In-house lawyers.
A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.
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Bankside Chambers, Auckland
John is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation and competition law. Before joining Bankside Chambers in 2012, John was with national law firm Kensington Swan for 26 years, including 20 years as a partner. He has been involved in a large number of major competition law cases including as senior counsel for a group of major retailers in proceedings against Visa and MasterCard and the major trading banks in relation to fixing of credit card interchange fees and alleged anti-competitive scheme rules, and as senior counsel for a major international airline in defending proceedings alleging fixing of air cargo fuel surcharges.
Alan Lear is an Auckland based commercial barrister specialising in competition law with a career that started at the Commerce Commission, followed by 17 years at Buddle Findlay reaching partnership, and going to the bar in 2005. He provides Commerce Act advice on mergers, commercial agreements and Commission enforcement proceedings. Alan has also provided advice related to regulated industries and Overseas Investment Act applications and enforcement.