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 has been with Baker McKenzie since 2001. Prior to that, she spent four years with the Australian Attorney-General's Department/Australian Government Solicitor mostly working on large IT projects. In her time at Baker McKenzie, Anne has spent 18 months working in London (2007-2008) and more recently three years working in Singapore (2017-2020). Anne's practice focuses on IT and telecommunications supply arrangements; understanding regulatory issues for online, telecommunications and IT businesses (in particular for data management); and trade regulatory and commercial contracting advice. Anne regularly leads projects for drafting, localising or rolling out commercial agreements of data protection policies for multiple jurisdictions in Asia Pacific and conducting due diligence for undertaking new activities in Asia Pacific markets. While in Singapore, Anne worked with many businesses seeking to navigate data, tech regulatory and business establishment issues across Asia. Key industry sectors in which Anne works are TMT, defence and public sector, consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare and automotive.