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Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
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In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Wolfgang has over 20 years' experience in competition law with an emphasis on domestic and global merger control and cartel cases and antitrust compliance. He has also extensive experience in foreign investment regulation.
He has obtained ACCC approval for high profile merger and acquisition proposals in industries such as mining & resources, gas & electricity, infrastructure, automotive & industrial equipment, FMCG and Internet advertising. He has represented domestic and international clients in major price fixing investigations and secured immunity from the ACCC for clients in several complex domestic and global cartel cases. He regularly assists multinational clients with their antitrust compliance requirements in Australia.
Prior to joining JWS in 2010, Wolfgang practised competition law for 10 years at a major Australian law firm, and prior to relocating to Australia in 2000, he practised European and German competition law for over 5 years in Düsseldorf and Brussels in two leading international competition law practices.
Wolfgang is admitted to practise in Australia and Germany. He has been nominated as one of Australia's leading competition lawyers in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists for four consecutive years 2014-2017, and as a leading competition lawyer in Best Lawyers Australia since 2015.
Seeking ACCC clearance for the US$66 billion global acquisition of Monsanto Company.
Obtained ACCC clearance in relation to its takeover bid for Rio Tinto.
Obtained ACCC clearance for the $2.6 billion acquisition of OZ Minerals.
Obtained ACCC clearance for the US$1.9 billion global acquisition Veyance Technologies Inc.
Obtained ACCC clearance for the US$3.1 billion global acquisition of DoubleClick.
Obtained ACCC clearance in relation to its acquisition of Bledisloe Group, including negotiating court enforceable undertakings..
Obtained ACCC clearance for the acquisition of Alberto Culver’s VO5 hair care assets in Australia.
Assisted with immunity application to ACCC relating to price fixing and market allocation conduct in the agricultural and industrial equipment sectors.
Assisted with immunity application to ACCC relating to market allocation and bid rigging conduct in the power equipment sector.
Assisted with immunity application to ACCC relating to price fixing in various freight markets.
Representation in an ACCC investigation into alleged price fixing conduct in the domestic petrol industry.
Representation in the ACCC’s investigation into the corrugated cardboard cartel with Amcor.
CConducted extensive competition law audits and risk assessments.
Designed bespoke competition law compliance programs and conducted competition law compliance training.
Successfully defended in several ACCC investigations into alleged anti-competitive conduct, including misuse of market power.
Successfully defended in ACCC investigation into anti-competitive conduct, including misuse of market power and exclusive dealing conduct.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Competition Law
Listed as a recommended competition lawyer
Nominated as one of Australia's leading competition lawyers
On 4 August 2017, the Chairman of the ACCC, Mr Rod Sims, confirmed a major shift in ACCC policy towards “more intensive information-gathering” when it is reviewing contentious merger proposals. As...