54 episodes

Get the lowdown on developments in competition law in Australia and around the world with The Competitive Edge, a competition law podcast. Each fortnight Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein explore insights and trends with our resident experts and special guests to give you the competitive edge. 

The Competitive Edge Gilbert + Tobin

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Get the lowdown on developments in competition law in Australia and around the world with The Competitive Edge, a competition law podcast. Each fortnight Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein explore insights and trends with our resident experts and special guests to give you the competitive edge. 

    Saving Ryan's Privacy: Melissa Fai on the big changes coming to privacy law and enforcement

    Saving Ryan's Privacy: Melissa Fai on the big changes coming to privacy law and enforcement

    Technology + Digital Partner Melissa Fai takes us through the seismic changes to the Privacy Act now expected in August, with new protections for individuals, obligations on business and powers for the regulator to match the massive increase in maximum penalties we saw in 2022. Plus more yellow cards for FIFA and other sports administrators in the courts; the backlog in submissions for Treasury competition and consumer consultations; antitrust trolling from the US congress; and federal relations return to the Competition Policy Review with the crafting of bright lines. All this and Matt Damon with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein.  
    Kynan Eng on the fictional cost of rescuing Matt Damon   FIFPRO Europe's statement on the case against FIFA and the Club World Cup 2025  L Edward Martin IV in the Houston Law Review on baseball's antitrust exemption  Submissions to Treasury on merger reform and unfair trading practices (pending)  The House Judiciary Committee Interim Staff Report on Decarbonization Collusion and the minority counter-report on a Bogus Antitrust Theory  G+T on ASIC's latest court win in greenwashing and the new climate-related financial disclosure framework  The Attorney-General's speech on coming changes to the Privacy Act  Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team  Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Merger by Numbers: Elizabeth Avery and Xavier Keary on the new merger framework and venture capital

    Merger by Numbers: Elizabeth Avery and Xavier Keary on the new merger framework and venture capital

    Elizabeth Avery and G+T Ventures head Xavier Keary investigate the coming collision of venture capital and the new merger proposals as the ACCC draws the line at market power. You can't enter a box junction unless your exit is clear -- is it the same for the startup sector, and what does that mean for economic dynamism? Plus merger reforms and AI were discussed and the Chatham House rule was observed at the Hodgekiss Competition Law Conference; market share thresholds and call in powers under the new merger framework; third parties do a Michelle Heyman around the ACCC’s decision in Brickworks v BGC and legal privilege in expert reports; private misuse of market power actions against Sony and more; and could school apps be a natural monopoly? All this and professional-grade sporting analogies with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein.
    Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Safety Not Guaranteed: Amelia McKellar on the ACCC's plans to turbo-charge Australia's consumer guarantees.

    Safety Not Guaranteed: Amelia McKellar on the ACCC's plans to turbo-charge Australia's consumer guarantees.

    The ACCC is calling for reform to the consumer guarantee regime to make non-compliance a contravention — similar to unfair contract terms. Currently the guarantees are the top issue for complaints to the ACCC, and they can lead to millions in penalties even though they don't have the force of law. Special Counsel Amelia McKellar takes us through these paradoxes and what the ACCC wants to do about them. Plus the Budget fallout for competition laws and agencies, variations on Louis Dreyfus and cotton, the ACCC's reports on airline competition and data firms, and the evolution of search engines and how to opt out of it … All this and more time travel with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein.   
    Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team  Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Altered Carbon: Romany Webb on regulatory approaches to carbon reduction and removal on the path to net zero and beyond

    Altered Carbon: Romany Webb on regulatory approaches to carbon reduction and removal on the path to net zero and beyond

    G+T alumna Romany Webb joins us from the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law at Columbia University to talk about regulatory approaches to carbon dioxide reduction and removal on the critical path to net zero and beyond. Plus rethinking no-poach and non-compete agreements and competition law, more greenwashing action from ASIC and the ACCC, sky-high penalties for Qantas while Bonza is grounded, things get complicated at the Supermarket Prices Inquiry, and the history of Monopoly from Lizzie Magie to Barbie™. All this and more with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein. 
     
    The British Library on Lizzie Magie and the history of monopoly 
    Suki's pink Honda S2000 at the Petersen Automotive Museum 
    Treasury Consultation on Worker Non-Compete Clauses and Other Restraints and Assistant Minister Leigh's speech 
    G+T on the ACCC's action on Glad bags and ocean plastics 
    The Senate Greenwashing Inquiry hearings and ASIC Chair Joe Longo's speech on greenwashing and greenhushing 
    G+T on the Qantas settlement with the ACCC 
    The Senate Supermarket Prices Inquiry Final Report and MLex on its implications for merger reform 
    AFR on the PE firm behind Bonza 
    Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team 
    Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au  
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode: Good Sports: Rachel Davis and Mary Harvey on how human rights principles from the business world have been applied to sport

    Bonus Episode: Good Sports: Rachel Davis and Mary Harvey on how human rights principles from the business world have been applied to sport

    In this bonus episode, we rejoin the ESG, Sport and Human Rights Forum, where host Moya Dodd spoke with Women's World Cup winner Mary Harvey, now the CEO of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and Rachel Davis, co-founder of the Shift Project and former independent chair of FIFA's Human Rights Advisory Board,  about culture, sustainability, leadership and change through a human rights approach in the world of sport.  
    Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team 
    Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Dial M for Merger: Elizabeth Avery and Louise Klamka on Australia's new merger approval framework

    Dial M for Merger: Elizabeth Avery and Louise Klamka on Australia's new merger approval framework

    The biggest shakeup of merger regulation in Australia in 50 years is coming into view. Partners Elizabeth Avery and Louise Klamka take us through the major changes and the devilish details that still need to be settled, with additional commentary from partner Simon Muys and winning visualisations from Treasury. Is this faster, stronger and simpler, or just harder? More transparent or less accountable? Plus grocery inquiries and divestiture powers, Soviet industrial policy, irrebuttable presumptions and the ACCC looks for a meeting of the minds with the High Court on the nature of threats and understandings. All this and Rebel Wilson with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein of The Competitive Edge podcast. 
    Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation team 
    Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au  
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Peekapoo24 ,

Easy to listen to, informative & professional law podcast

I love the way Moya and Matt guide us through cases that shed light on competition law. And you never when a quirky film or football reference might pop up!

Hsurjdh ,

Informative and enjoyable

Enjoyed listening to this. It was informative without being too dense.

Podder$432 ,

Podder$432

Always funny to listen to merger clearance lawyers talk about litigation, given most of them have no idea how to properly run complex litigation

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