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November 23, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

In-Person Sydney Event 12:30 - 2:00pm + Live Stream 1:00 - 2:00pm              

Gilbert + Tobin,
L35, Tower Two, International Towers,
200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

Competitors interact in many ways, including through strategic alliances, joint ventures, M&A processes and industry associations. Even where these dealings are pro-competitive, they may require careful management to navigate potential significant competition law risks.

This session, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin’s market leading Competition + Regulation team in conjunction with ACC Australia, will provide in-house counsel with tips to manage competition risk, and avoid cartel or other anti-competitive conduct. It will explore: 

  • information sharing and concerted practices risks, including ‘gun jumping’ risk in the context of M&A activities;
  • how to structure and manage joint venture arrangements;
  • consortium bidding;
  • risks associated with multiple supply channels where customers may also be competitors; and
  • how to safely engage in industry associations.


Liana Witt

Liana Witt, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition + Regulation team

Liana brings over 14 years’ experience advising on all aspects of competition and consumer laws including strategic advisory, transactional, and contentious work across a diverse range of industries such as healthcare and nutrition, consumer goods including FMCGs, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, aviation, industrials, financial services and media. 

Liana’s practice includes advising clients on substantial competition and consumer law investigations and enforcement action by the ACCC and other regulators, including representing clients in criminal cartel matters. Liana’s advisory practice includes assisting clients manage competition risk in relation to joint ventures/alliances, distribution and procurement arrangements and channel management / go to market strategies.  

Liana also brings a wealth of expertise in advising all aspects of the Australian Consumer Law, including misleading or deceptive conduct, advertising and marketing clearance, consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms, product recalls and compliance programs.

Haidee Leung

Haidee Leung, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition + Regulation team 

Haidee has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional antitrust matters through her practice of over 10 years, which includes advising on large-scale mergers, regulatory investigations and inquiries, complex antitrust litigation and access regimes. Haidee also provides advice on competition and consumer law compliance across many industries, including the digital economy, financial services, energy and resources, transport and logistics, infrastructure, agrisciences and fast-moving consumer goods.

Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Haidee’s experience includes working at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and top tier firms in Australia and New Zealand. Having spent several years as a senior investigator at Australia’s antitrust regulator, Haidee brings in-depth insights on strategic engagement with the ACCC to achieve her clients’ commercial objectives.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

* Please note that registrations are being managed by Gilbert + Tobin. Please let ACC Australia know if you have not received your confirmation within 24 hours.


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive & Procedural Law

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