Adam acts for an array of clients across a broad range of commercial matters, specialising in the fields of competition and consumer law, franchising, energy, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. Adam synthesises complex regulatory environments with difficult fact situations, providing practical solutions.
Adam’s experience includes:
- providing advice, including to ASX-listed corporations, on questions of substantially lessening competition, in respect of both vertical arrangements and acquisitions; advising large entities and entities in concentrated markets as to the application of the law prohibiting misuse of market power (including under the ‘effects test’); advising on restraint of trade matters and cartel conduct matters; acting in merger and acquisition clearances; and representing clients in ACCC investigations, merger clearance matters and notification filings;
- advising on the Australian Consumer Law, including compliance with statutory consumer guarantees and other product safety matters, and conducting multi-jurisdictional product recalls;
- acting for national franchisors in all aspects of their business, including documentation, Code compliance, supply arrangements, third line forcing, corporate structuring, IP protection, leasing, and dispute resolution; and
- providing complex commercial and regulatory advice to prominent owners of industrial, commercial and residential buildings with respect to the ownership and operation of embedded networks and the use of distributed generation as an energy solution.
A registered trade marks attorney, Adam’s experience also draws on extensive practice in intellectual property and information technology law. His diversity of experience in governance, law, public policy and regulation offers a holistic approach to achieving outcomes for clients.
Adam has been regularly recognised as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers Australia, and has also previously been recognised by WTR 1000 as an eminent practitioner in trade mark prosecution and strategy.