Ashurst (Brisbane)

Alyssa Phillips

Ashurst (Brisbane)
Lawyer (Partner)

Alyssa Phillips is a partner in the competition practice. ​Alyssa specialises in competition and consumer protection law, and also in anti-bribery and corruption matters. She has broad experience advising clients on competition law issues associated with the terms and structure of commercial arrangements, including acting for merger and joint venture parties in obtaining merger clearance (or other forms of authorisation) from competition law regulators. Alyssa has advised on competition law issues arising out of many transactions, and has secured merger clearance for clients in both Australia and many overseas jurisdictions. She has particular expertise in complex mergers and acquisitions, and has market leading expertise in advising on multi-jurisdictional merger filings, particularly within the major jurisdictions across Asia. Alyssa has advised clients in a range of industries on their competition law obligations, and has particular expertise in the mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare and transport sectors.

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John McKellar, Peter Armitage, Ross Zaurrini, Alyssa Phillips The Australian Federal Court dismisses the Competition Authority allegation against a healthcare company misusing its market power by engaging in anticompetitive conduct to prevent a group of surgeons from opening a rival day surgery (Ramsay)


What you need to know In a rare Federal Court proceeding involving alleged misuse of market power, the Federal Court held that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) failed to establish that Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay) had in fact engaged in the anti-competitive conduct (...)

Melissa Fraser, Peter Armitage, Ross Zaurrini, Alyssa Phillips The Australian Federal Court rejects the Competition Authority’s dieselgate settlement and imposes a record $125 million fine on an automobile manufacturer for breaches of national consumer law (Volkswagen)


What you need to know The Court imposed a penalty amount AUD 50 million higher than had been agreed between the parties, bucking the recent trend of the Court reducing penalties proposed by the ACCC. The AUD 125 million penalty was calculated under the old ACL penalty regime where the maximum (...)

Peter Armitage, Ross Zaurrini, Alyssa Phillips The Australian Federal Court issues its first criminal cartel prosecution and fines a global shipping company for fixing freight rates, bid rigging and customer allocation affecting the importation of ten major vehicle brands (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha)


What you need to know This is the first prosecution under Australia’s criminal cartel provisions since their introduction in 2009. In a landmark decision, the global Japanese shipping company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has been fined A$25 million for its involvement in "deliberate, (...)

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