20 October 2014
Luke Wainscoat and Jennifer Fish presented at the Business Law Council Rising Stars’ Competition Law Workshop in Sydney on 18 October 2014. Their presentations were part of the session on channel conflict which examined how Australian competition law deals with vertical restraints, most favoured nation clauses and competition in online markets. Luke explained how vertical restraints can have both pro- and anti- competitive effects and the importance of market power in the assessment of such restraints. Jennifer discussed some of the economic issues raised by the Flight Centre case including the relevant market for analysis, the price that was alleged to have been fixed, controlled or maintained and how the attempted agreement may have affected competition in the relevant market.
A copy of the slides Luke and Jennifer presented on can be found here.