The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has powers to investigate potential breaches of competition and consumer law in Australia – including cartel conduct, anti-competitive arrangements, misuse of market power, false or misleading representations and unconscionable conduct.
The consequences of an ACCC investigation can be severe. Responding to investigations can also be costly, disruptive and time consuming. It is therefore important that businesses:
- know what to do in the event of an ACCC investigation and about common issues that arise during an investigation, and
- take steps to prepare for an ACCC investigation.
To assist, we have prepared a short guide on what to do and how to prepare. We have extensive experience in assisting businesses subject to ACCC investigations and can provide help at each step of the process.