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Competition and Consumer Law Masterclass

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Competition and Consumer Law Masterclass

Date & TimeTBC
Format Conference
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

With an exceptional line-up of speakers, the LIV Competition and Consumer Law Masterclass provides you with the most up to date information and advice in these burgeoning practice areas.

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Program Overview

  • Competition and Consumer Law - Tuesday 13 Nov
    • 12:00 PM Registration Begins
    • 12:20 PM Conference Opening & Welcome
    • 12:30 PM Keynote Presentation - Helen Gordon, CEO, Australian Finance Industry Association

      This session will provide insights into how to manage the complexity of regulation while enhancing opportunities from emerging trends in the competitive market of consumer finance.

      Our experienced keynote speaker will outline strategies for achieving better consumer outcomes, taking attendees through notable regulations pertaining to the National Credit Act, the Privacy Act, the new consumer data right and the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

      Topics include:

      • Community standards and expectations – the new compliance minimum
      • Who consumer protection legislation targets, including the new consumer data right
      • How to meet the responsible lending obligations of the National Credit Act
      • How to manage the challenges of the ePayments Code
      • The ACL - customer guarantees and external dispute resolution strategies
      • How industry meets consumer expectations and regulatory requirements in the digital age

      Presenter: Helen Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA).

    • 1:15 PM Short break
    • 1:45 PM Australian Consumer Law Focus: Consumer protections & penalties

      1:45 PM The New Complaints Authority

      The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) commences operation on 1 November 2018, replacing numerous other external dispute resolution schemes in the Australian financial sector. Hear from Philip Field, the inaugural Lead Ombudsman for the Banking and Finance stream of the AFCA, about this important regulatory initiative and its key goals.

      Topics include:

      • The key components of the AFCA and its terms of reference
      • Advantages over the previous schemes
      • Benefits to consumers

      Presenter: Philip Field, Lead Ombudsman, Banking and Finance, Financial Ombudsman Service


      2:15 PM Observations of the Banking Royal Commission

      This panel session features senior representatives from numerous regulatory bodies. Their discussions will focus on one of the most contentious formal public enquiries of recent memory, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

      Topics include:

      • Responsible lending and the AFCA
      • Observations and outcomes from the Royal Commission

      Panel Members:

      • Philip Field, Lead Ombudsman, Banking and Finance, Financial Ombudsman Service
      • Amanda Storey, Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre
      • Christine Cupitt , Executive Director - Policy, Australian Banking Association
      • Colin Neave, Customer Fairness Advisor, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
    • 2:45 PM Afternoon break
    • 3:00 PM Current Developments in Competition Law

      3:00 PM Competition Law Update

      Presented by one of the ACCC’s principal lawyers, this session will cover essential developments in competition law from the perspective of  the major federal regulatory body in this area of practice.

      Topics include:

      • Concerted dealing, including collusive conduct
      • Cartel Conduct, including the recent judgment of ACCC v Yazaki Corporation (No 2)
      • Other prominent cases - Penalties update and recent significant alterations

      3:30 PM Competition Law Workshop

      In this interactive session, experienced competition law practitioners help you to apply the knowledge gained from the Competition Law Update to numerous case studies and scenarios.

      Presenters:

      • James Somerville, Consultant Lawyer
      • Robert Walker, Partner, Allens Linklaters
    • 4:00 PM Q&A Session
      The masterclass will conclude with an opportunity for you to ask questions of each of our presenters.
    • 4:30 PM Conference Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    With an exceptional line-up of speakers, the LIV Competition and Consumer Law Masterclass provides you with the most up to date information and advice in these burgeoning practice areas.

    Representatives from peak regulatory bodies and advocacy groups discuss trends in ACCC enforcement, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. You will also be updated on current developments in the competition law practice area, including concerted dealing and cartel conduct.

    Register today to benefit from valuable insights and updates offered by this masterclass.

  • Presenters
    • Philip Field, Lead Ombudsman, Banking and Finance, Financial Ombudsman Service
    • Amanda Storey, Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre
    • Christine Cupitt, Executive Director - Policy, Australian Banking Association
    • Colin Neave, Customer Fairness Advisor, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group 
    • James Somerville, Principal Lawyer, ACCC
    • Robert Walker, Partner, Allen Linklaters
    • Mary O’Leary, General Counsel, Corporate, Orica

    Keynote presenter: 

    Helen Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA)

    Helen Gordon has been part of AFIA for several decades in various capacities and together with her team advocates on behalf of more than 100 leading providers of consumer, commercial and wholesale credit on a variety of laws which impact their operations. More recently this has included key players in the Australian Rental Sector: Avis Budget Group, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar, Enterprise/Redspot, Sixt/East Coast Car Rentals and Bayswater Car Rental (No Birds) in AFIA’s Fleet Leasing & Rental Division. This has seen her involved in lobbying government at both the Commonwealth and State levels to ensure their policy development and regulation reform will have a practical and relevant application for the finance industry and its customers. Helen is a member of the Finance Industry Council of Australia and the AFIA representative on a range of government consultation groups including various Commonwealth Treasury, ASIC and ACCC Stakeholder Forums. She utilises her legal background together with her qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and involvement with Women & Leadership Australia in her role.

     

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this conference, you will:

    • Equip yourself with important information on regulatory developments in the consumer law space
    • Understand the aspects of the newly operational external dispute resolution scheme for the Australian financial and superannuation industries
    • Benefit from important updates on competition law practice and procedure