Ashurst (Sydney)

Ross Zaurrini

Ashurst (Sydney)
Lawyer (Partner)

Ross Zaurrini is a partner in the competition and consumer protection group in the Sydney office. Ross has extensive experience in advising on competition and consumer law issues, with particular expertise in litigation and investigations involving the ACCC. He regularly advises both domestic and international clients, across various industries, on their rights and obligations under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act. In particular, Ross advises on commercial arrangements which may raise price fixing, misuse of market power or other anti-competitive conduct concerns. Ross also advises clients on seeking informal clearance from the ACCC for proposed transactions and collaborative arrangements and on compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.

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Ross Zaurrini The Australian Competition Authority accepts a proposed merger between two pharmaceutical companies despite concerns of a significant reduction in competition in the supply of the products (Mylan / Upjohn)

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On 10 September 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") decided to not oppose Mylan NV’s ("Mylan") proposed merger with Pfizer’s Upjohn Inc division ("Upjohn"), despite concerns that competition in the supply of pharmaceutical products to treat cardiovascular conditions (...)

Ross Zaurrini The Australian Federal Court imposes a $2.9 million civil penalty to a health business for the sharing of patient personal information to private health insurance brokers and for publishing misleading patient reviews and ratings (HealthEngine)

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On 20 August 2020, HealthEngine Pty Ltd ("HealthEngine") was ordered by the Federal Court of Australia to pay a AUD 2.9 million civil penalty for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law ("ACL") between 30 April 2014 and 30 June 2018 related to reviews, ratings, referrals and sharing (...)

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 conducts to prevent a group of surgeons from opening a rival day surgery (Ramsay)

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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, John McKellar, Peter Armitage, Ross Zaurrini The Australian Competition Authority finds concerted practices between two roofing companies who fixed prices rates for the repair of homes damaged by hail

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What you need to know The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has achieved its first enforcement outcome for alleged anticompetitive concerted practices since the prohibition was introduced in November 2017. Two Sydney roofing companies acknowledged in Court-enforceable (...)

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)

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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 (...)

Ross Zaurrini The Australian Federal Court orders a transportation company to pay a $34.5 million fine for criminal cartel conduct in the supplies of shipping services market (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha)

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On 2 August 2019, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd ("K-Line") was ordered by the Federal Court of Australia to pay a $34.5 million fine for criminal cartel conduct occurring between July 2009 and September 2012. K-Line’s fine is the largest ever criminal penalty to be handed down for contraventions of (...)

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)

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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, (...)

Ross Zaurrini, Peter Armitage The Australian High Court finds that a travel agent engaged in collusive arrangements between sales channels for retail air fares (Flight Centre)

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In December 2016, the High Court published its decision in the ACCC’s proceedings against Flight Centre. In short, Flight Centre was found to have been “in competition” with the airlines for whom it was agent, in selling their fares. In this context, an attempt by Flight Centre to reach an (...)

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