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Competition & Consumer Law

Uncomplicated, Expert Advice.

Hitch Advisory are well versed in all areas of Competition and Consumer Law, with specialist expertise in Consumer Guarantees, Cartel Conduct and Pricing and Advertising.

Competition &
Consumer Law

Competition and Consumer Law

Ensuring Your Compliance

Hitch Advisory’s provide Competition and Consumer Law advice to leading Australian businesses including in respect of mergers, anti-competitive conduct, pricing, misleading and deceptive conduct and Consumer Guarantees. As expert Retail Lawyers, the Hitch Advisory team regularly advise Australia’s largest Retailers and Franchisors on their pricing, marketing and discounting policies, conduct compliance training and advise upon competition law restrictions. As part of our Mergers and Acquisitions capability, our team can advise you on Merger Clearance Applications as well as applications for authorisation and notification in respect of anti-competitive conduct.

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Meet Us

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    Paul Henry

    Principals

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Paul Henry leads the Hitch Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions team.  He has circa 15 years’ of corporate and commercial experience advising clients across a variety of industries and deal sizes.  His transaction highlights include acting for Kids Club in the sale of 18 of its childcare centres to Affinity Education Group, acting for the founders of BodyScience on their sale to Humble Group, and for Link in the acquisition of PEXA by a consortium comprising Link, CBA and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure.  

     Paul also has an Executive MBA (AGSM) and experience working in-house (Qantas and Metcash) so he prides himself on understanding each business he works with to ensure that advice is both legally sound and commercially pragmatic. 

    Away from work, Paul can usually be found playing soccer or running around with his kids.

  • Joel Marshall

    Joel Marshall

    Principal

    Joel Marshall

    Principals

    Joel Marshall

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Joel Marshall leads the Hitch Advisory Franchising team at Hitch Advisory.

    Having commenced his practice in New Zealand, Joel is well versed in assisting businesses with international expansion, structuring and strategic business advice. 

    In his down time Joel likes surfing, fishing and exploring the great outdoors.

  • Marnie Preece

    Marnie Preece

    Lawyer

    Marnie Preece

    Principals

    Marnie Preece

    Lawyer

    BIOGRAPHY

    Marnie is a lawyer in the Corporate and Commercial team and assists in commercial disputes, terms of trade, corporate structuring, commercial leasing and general contractual matters. 

    Marnie has a particular interest in franchising and works with franchisors across various industries to assist with their ongoing legal needs. In particular she has assisted leading businesses clients such as Guzman y Gomez, Toni & Guy, Zeus Street Greek and Anytime Fitness with a broad range of franchising issues and disputes.

    Marnie takes a pragmatic approach to commercial matters and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

    In her spare time Marnie likes to knit and walk her greyhound, Peach.

  • Mariah Jammal

    Mariah Jammal

    Associate

    Mariah Jammal

    Principals

    Mariah Jammal

    Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Mariah is a dynamic Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at Hitch Advisory dedicated to assisting clients with all of their commercial needs.

    Mariah has a particularly keen interest in navigating the intricate landscapes of mergers and acquisitions and stands out for her enthusiasm, dedication and insight which extends across various sectors, with an emphasis on catering to the intricate needs of pharmacy and healthcare clients.

    Mariah has acted on a variety of commercial transactions with deal values of up to $40M+ and provides ongoing legal advice to businesses that range from small enterprises to international retailers.

    Beyond her professional commitments, you will usually find Mariah exploring new restaurants and bars with family and friends.

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