The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 will, for the first time, apply penalties to unfair contract terms and will increase maximum penalties under the CCA and ACL five-fold. In brief On 28 September 2022, the Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 (“Bill”). If passed, the Bill will: Introduce a civil penalty regime prohibiting the use of and reliance on unfair contract terms (UCTs) in standard…
Anne-Marie Allgrove is the Global Chair of the Firm’s IP, Data and Technology Practice. Anne-Marie is recognised in both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading individual and was named a Best Lawyer of the Year for Privacy and Data Security in 2020. Anne-Marie has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on issues in the technology, payments, and healthcare industries. She is experienced in privacy related issues advising on data protection, privacy, data security, cybersecurity and information management across all industries and is one of the leading lawyers in relation to privacy in Australia. Anne-Marie's clients include a range of technology companies, payments organisations, pharmaceutical and health care companies, consumer and retail businesses and luxury brands. Anne-Marie has extensive experience advising on complex transformational technology and sourcing arrangements and sponsorship, marketing and promotional arrangements.