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Practice Area - Competition & Consumer Law

Competition &
Consumer Law

If you are in need of an expert legal team to handle your competition and consumer law matter, trust BlackBay Lawyers to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to achieve a positive outcome. Our experienced team of Sydney-based lawyers have a long track-record of advising clients on a range of competition and consumer law matters, including ACCC investigations, regulatory issues, and commercial/advertising disputes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and protect your business from potential penalties.


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Competition and Consumer Law

At BlackBay Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping businesses stay compliant with the complex regulations of Competition and Consumer Law in Australia. Our experienced team of lawyers understand the importance of compliance and work closely with clients to tailor practical and workable advice. With the introduction of criminal penalties for contraventions of consumer laws, it is crucial for businesses to stay informed and compliant to protect their brand, reputation and customer loyalty. Whether you are facing an ACCC investigation, regulatory issues or commercial/advertising disputes, our team of Sydney-based commercial lawyers has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.

Areas of Expertise - Competition & Consumer Law

Competition and Consumer Litigation Lawyers

Competition and Consumer Litigation

Competition and consumer litigation refers to legal proceedings that involve disputes related to competition and consumer laws. These disputes can arise in a variety of contexts, including disputes between businesses, disputes between businesses and consumers, and disputes between businesses and regulatory bodies such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

At BlackBay Lawyers, we offer a range of services to help clients navigate competition and consumer litigation, including:

  1. Representation in court: Our team of experienced litigators can represent clients in court proceedings related to competition and consumer law, including disputes over alleged breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and other relevant legislation.

  2. Mediation and alternative dispute resolution: We can also assist clients in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, which can be a more cost-effective and efficient way of resolving disputes.

  3. Advice on compliance and regulatory issues: We can advise clients on compliance with competition and consumer laws, including providing guidance on how to avoid breaches and disputes in the first place.

  4. Advocacy and representation before regulatory bodies: Our lawyers can also represent clients in investigations and proceedings before regulatory bodies such as the ACCC.

An example of a competition and consumer litigation case could be a business being taken to court by the ACCC for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law, such as making false or misleading representations to consumers. The business would then hire BlackBay Lawyers to represent them in the court proceedings, including arguing their case and negotiating a settlement or resolution.

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Competition & Consumer Information

What is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and what does it do?

The Australian competition and consumer commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory body charged with enforcing the Competition and Consumer Act of 2010 (which has replaced the former Trade Practices Act), Australian Consumer Law (ACL), and other relevant legislation, as well as encouraging fair trading, promoting competition, and regulating anti-competitive behaviour.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the ACL together with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and the relevant state consumer protection agencies.

Essentially, if you've ever sold or purchased a product or service, the ACL is likely to cover them.

If you operate a business that sells items or services, you might want to consult with an experienced competition and consumer law lawyer about ACCC's rules since these competition and consumer regulations may well apply to you. It is critical for businesses and individuals to understand their responsibilities in order to avoid breaching them, which can be quite costly.

Victoria-Jane Otavski


Victoria-Jane Otavski - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Victoria-Jane is a leading litigator and renowned Australian commercial lawyer with a substantial commercial litigation practice. She is the first point of contact for many of Australia's well known, high profile corporations on all commercial litigation cases.


Victoria-Jane has in excess of 15 years experience in commercial litigation and understands the complexities of commercial litigation and the need to balance client interests in achieving vindication and managing reputational concerns.

If you are in need of a Regulatory Lawyer, contact our team below. 

Greg Leather



Greg is a seasoned litigator with a substantial practice in commercial litigation, making him a trusted advisor for many of Australia's well-known corporations.


With a career spanning over 20 years, Greg's nuanced understanding of commercial law, paired with his expertise in telecommunications, securities & financing, and mergers & acquisitions, positions him uniquely to offer both strategic and holistic legal services to clients.

If you are in need of a Regulatory Lawyer, contact our team below.

Justin Carroll



Justin is a commercial disputes partner and has practised in the Middle East, the UK and Australia.  Justin’s practice focuses mainly on public and professional liability, insurance coverage issues, defamation, property damage and engineering claims.  

Justin has acted for clients in state and federal court proceedings in Australia as well as in arbitral proceedings under the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules.   

If you are in need of a Regulatory Lawyer, contact our team below.


Meet The Team 

Our regulatory litigation team combines decades of experience in the legal industry with countless successful outcomes. Together with our leadership, we have built one of the most renowned teams of litigation lawyers in Australia. 


Special Counsel

Gosia Klus

Isabella Orlic - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


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Julie Mehrdawi

Yianni van Gelder - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Graduate at Law

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Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success


We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.


We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

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Make an enquiry

If you are in need of expert legal guidance and representation in the area of competition and consumer law, look no further than BlackBay Lawyers. Our experienced team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the legal support you need to navigate the complexities of competition and consumer law matters, including but not limited to, ACCC investigations, regulatory issues, and commercial/advertising disputes. Trust us to provide you with the tailored and practical advice that you need to achieve a positive outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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