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Ian Wylie

Ian Wylie practised as a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright followed by Ashurst for 16 years, then as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar for 11 years. He has experience in a range of industry sectors advising on dispute resolution management and strategy, and appearing in regulatory investigations and competition and consumer protection, intellectual property and other commercial litigation.

"Competition and consumer protection law is complex, changing and all-pervasive throughout the economy. We provide an ever-current tiered service, from simple practical guidance on application of the law to different areas of legal practice and industry sectors, to detailed legal analysis where needed. The context and interconnectedness of different prohibitions, principles and processes is explained with comprehensive interlinking both within our resources and to primary sources."
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Featured Resource Toolkit: Refusal to Deal For large and small business, supply and refusal to supply is a critical issue. SMEs and larger businesses often have issues with access to necessary inputs or services, or the terms of supply required, to enable them to supply and compete effectively. Large businesses often face challenges deciding when it is legitimate and legal to refuse access to or the supply of their products or services. Consumers are often affected by supply chain issues. This toolkit provides resources to assist lawyers to identify when refusal to deal may be illegal or risk contravention of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 or Australian Consumer Law, including: Checklist: When is refusal to deal illegal under competition and consumer law? Practice note: Refusal to deal under the Competition and Consumer Act Download now Data breach incidents

For large and small business, supply and refusal to supply is a critical issue. SMEs and larger businesses often have issues with access to necessary inputs or services, or the terms of supply required, to enable them to supply and compete effectively. Large businesses often face challenges deciding when it is legitimate and legal to refuse access to or the supply of their products or services. Consumers are often affected by supply chain issues.

This toolkit provides resources to assist lawyers to identify when refusal to deal may be illegal or risk contravention of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 or Australian Consumer Law, including:

  • Checklist: When is refusal to deal illegal under competition and consumer law?
  • Practice note: Refusal to deal under the Competition and Consumer Act
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