Competition Law Overview

Note: All classes for 2019 are now finished. Register your interest for the next offerings when they are released

About the Subject

Competition Law Overview is a one-day seminar designed to provide a general understanding of the competition law regime set out in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), with particular emphasis on the provisions in Part IV of the Act. In 2018 the Overview will also include an examination of the key recommendations of the Competition Policy Review (the Harper Review).

The Overview is ideal for those considering enrolment in either the Master or Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law who have no or minimal background in the field. It is also highly suitable to those whose general commercial or litigation practice incorporates competition issues, as well as for in-house (corporate) counsel. This overview subject may fulfil Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements.


Principal topics include:

  • The structure and purpose of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • Key economic concepts—markets, competition and power
  • Mergers
  • Cartels
  • Misuse of market power
  • Access
  • Vertical restraints
  • Clearance, notification and authorisation
  • Case study
  • Enforcement.

Comments on recommendations of the Harper Review that relate to these provisions will be made throughout the day.


Subject cancelled for 2019.


There is no assessment requirement for Competition Law Overview.


$800 (includes GST)