Elizabeth Richmond has a particular interest in competition investigations and litigation, and in general dispute-related matters.

Her experience includes obtaining merger clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and advising on issues such as pricing, structuring of distribution and reseller agreements, agency arrangements, joint venture arrangements and consumer protection matters.

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Merger and Acquisition Clearance

Sonic Healthcare: Sonic Healthcare is a leading international healthcare company. Elizabeth has advised on its acquisitions in the pathology industry in NSW, ACT, Queensland and WA.

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Australian Consumer Law

Elizabeth advises corporates on compliance with the Australian Consumer Law, and acts for them when the ACCC alleges the ACL has been breached. This has included advising on her clients' response to investigations through to acting in court-related actions for penalties and undertakings in relation to contraventions of the ACL.  

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Enforcement and Cartels

Woolworths: Elizabeth is part of the team representing Woolworths in proceedings commenced by the ACCC in the Federal Court of Australia in late 2013 against Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd, PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd and Woolworths, alleging cartel conduct in the laundry category in the period 2008-2009.


Nexans SA:
Elizabeth is part of the team acting for Nexans SA in cartel proceedings brought by ACCC in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to alleged cartel conduct in the high voltage underground cable sector in Australia.


Origin Energy:
Elizabeth is part of the team that advised on enforcement proceedings brought by the ACCC against a subsidiary of Origin in relation to alleged cartel conduct in the sale of LPG forklift gas in Western Sydney in the period 2006-2011.

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Competition

Woolworths: Elizabeth is part of the team representing Woolworths in proceedings commenced by the ACCC in the Federal Court of Australia in late 2013 against Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd, PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd and Woolworths, alleging cartel conduct in the laundry category in the period 2008-2009.


Nexans SA:
Elizabeth is part of the team acting for Nexans SA in cartel proceedings brought by ACCC in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to alleged cartel conduct in the high voltage underground cable sector in Australia.


Origin Energy:
Elizabeth is part of the team that advised on enforcement proceedings brought by the ACCC against a subsidiary of Origin in relation to alleged cartel conduct in the sale of LPG forklift gas in Western Sydney in the period 2006-2011.


Sonic Healthcare:
Sonic Healthcare is a leading international healthcare company. Elizabeth has advised on its acquisitions in the pathology industry in NSW, ACT, Queensland and WA.

See Competition

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