Competition & Consumer Law: Exceptions and Defences

23 March 2011

This new unit of study offers a detailed review of the many exceptions, defences, exemptions and immunities that often provide the basis for denials of liability under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

Taught by Adjunct Professor Brent Fisse, Competition& Consumer Law: Exceptions and Defences is designed for the purposes of trade practices lawyers, lawyers and regulators in enforcement agencies and government departments, and students with an interest in trade practices and competition law.

Topics covered include:

  • Legislative exemptions after the Hilmer reforms
  • Exceptions to Part IV prohibitions (joint ventures, collective bargaining, exclusive dealing, partnerships, acquisition of assets, export arrangements, standard-setting, settlement of litigation, underwriting arrangements, liner cargo shipping services)
  • Intellectual property exemptions
  • Withdrawal
  • Crown immunity
  • Immunity and cartel conduct
  • Authorisation
  • Excusable conduct under s 85
  • Defences of mistake or lack of fault (Australian Consumer Law Part 4-6)

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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