King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney)

Peta Stevenson

King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peta Stevenson is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team in our Sydney office, where she specialises in competition litigation. Peta’s practice covers a broad range of competition and dispute resolution matters, including advising a diverse mix of clients on the application of the anti-competitive conduct, consumer protection and access provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and related state legislation. She regularly advises clients on competition regulatory investigation and enforcement matters, as well as acting in private enforcement proceedings for damages and other relief (including class actions). She also advises on general commercial matters for a range of clients. Peta is considered a trusted adviser in the highly technical area of competition law. She is recognised for her ability to lead complex litigation matters including working with and co-ordinating large teams, meeting tight deadlines and identifying and resolving key issues. Peta has advised extensively on matters that involve liaising with international counsel in global investigations or enforcement actions, and regularly works closely with economic experts in the preparation of formal evidence and in general advice to clients. In 2001/2002, Peta completed a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge with a focus on competition law and dispute resolution.


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Peta Stevenson, Jacqueline Ibrahim The Australian Competition Authority starts applying an updated cartel immunity policy which requires a higher level of cooperation for leniency and introduces a new online portal for whistleblowers


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. From 1 October 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy, with the changes said (...)

Peta Stevenson The Australian Federal Court dismisses allegations of price-fixing in the market for loan arrangement services finding that the parties were not in competition with each other (ANZ)


ANZ gets home on defending price fixing claims* A longstanding dispute between the ANZ and the ACCC has finally been resolved, with the Federal Court dismissing the allegations of the ACCC in a decision handed down by Justice Dowsett on Monday 18 November 2013. Background Facts In 2007 the (...)

Martine Phillips, Peta Stevenson The Australian Government proposes reform of the national competition regime including an extension of the unfair terms protection to small business and a review of the formal merger assessment process


This article was originally published on In Competition by King & Wood Mallesons (click here). Coalition to uproot competition laws?* With the votes counted and Tony Abbott safely claiming a Coalition victory on 7 September 2013, it’s not only the government that is getting a makeover. As (...)

Peta Stevenson The US District Court for the Northern District of California starts hearings in a class action case where the plaintiffs argue that the previous US DoJ settlement failed to ameliorate the competitive harm occasioned by the removal of a direct competitor and price maverick (AB InBev / Grupo Modelo)


This article was originally published on In Competition by King & Wood Mallesons (click here). Closing time* Given our previous posts on the topic you would be forgiven for thinking we have a particular interest in Corona sales. Rather, the AB InBev / Grupo Modelo merger has been (...)

Peta Stevenson The Australian Competition and Consumer Authority issues a statement of issues outlining its concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition by a global food manufacturer of local infant food producer (Heinz / Rafferty’s Garden)


This article was originally published on In Competition by King & Wood Mallesons (click here). Like taking food from a baby* On 7 February 2013, the ACCC issued a statement of issues outlining its concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition by Heinz of local infant food producer (...)

Peta Stevenson The US District Court for the District of Columbia grants a stay to the US DoJ’s challenge, giving time for further reflection on whether or not an improved remedy package is likely to eliminate competition concerns on the market for beer distribution (AB InBev)


Judge calls time out on beer merger* Since our most recent post on the proposed merger of AB InBev and Grupo Modelo earlier this month there have been several developments. As you’ll recall, AB InBev was previously offering to sell its stake in Crown Imports (Modelo’s US distributor of beers (...)

Peta Stevenson The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida allows a plea of "nolo contendere", while retaining full sentencing discretion in imposing any penalty and fining against a price-fixing conspiracy engaged by an air cargo carrier (Florida West International Airways)


This article was originally published on In Competition by King & Wood Mallesons (click here). US District Court blows full time on cartel proceedings against Florida West* The District Court has made the rare decision to accept a plea of no contest from airline Florida West, ending the (...)

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