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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.

Michael Milnes

Michael Milnes has extensive legal and commercial experience, practising both as in-house counsel and at leading law firms in Australia, the UK and France. Michael has experience of advising at a strategic and operational level, across a wide range of commercial legal practice, including major contracts, competition and consumer law issues, marketing law, technology, IP and brand protection. Michael is also currently completing a Masters of Business Administration.

Tyrilly Csillag

Tyrilly joined Practical Law Australia from IBM, where she held the role of lead counsel managing consulting services, hardware, and software licensing transactions across ANZ, with a special responsibility for privacy, data incidents and cybersecurity. Tyrilly has extensive practical IT law experience, with over 10 years' commercial experience in both private practice and in-house, advising on IP, competition and consumer laws, and PPSA.

Sharmila Shearing

Sharmila Shearing has more than 20 years' experience in intellectual property law gained from diverse roles in private practice, in-house, academia and public sector organisations. Prior to joining Practical Law Australia, Sharmila was operations manager at UNSW Innovations, the tech transfer and innovation office of UNSW, where her responsibilities included IP, contract and practice management. Her experience spans practice in IP commercial and litigation matters at Banki Haddock Fiora, Spruson and Ferguson, advisory at the Arts Law Centre of Australia and lecturing in IP law at the University of Sydney and UTS.

Dr Leela Cejnar

Leela Cejnar's career background includes 20 years’ in legal practice, both with leading law firms and with the Australian Public Service (notably with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Leela joins Practical Law after ten years in academia, where her primary area of legal research was competition law. Leela holds a PhD in competition law and has published widely on this area of the law. Leela is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

"Competition and consumer protection law is complex, changing and all-pervasive throughout the economy. Practical Law Competition and Consumer Protection provides maintained resources, ranging from simple and quick guides that explain how the law applies in different areas of legal practice or industry sectors, through to more detailed analysis, insight and guidance on best practice where required."
Michael Milnes Michael Milnes, Head of Commercial and Competition Law

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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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