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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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)


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 (...)

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, (...)

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)


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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