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Ayman Guirguis

Obtained ACCC clearance for Visy Industries' acquisition of Owens-Illinois' glass manufacturing and beneficiation business in Australia.
Obtained ACCC clearance for Americold's proposed acquisition of Agro Coldstores/Doboy.
Obtained ACCC clearance for Evoqua/Memcor's sale of its water business to Dupont.
Acted for Ericsson in the ACCC court proceedings regarding the acquisition of TPG by Vodafone.
Acted for BlueScope Steel in the ACCC court proceedings regarding the acquisition of Aurizon's intermodal logistics business by Pacific National.
Obtained ACCC clearance for Continental AG's proposed acquisition of Kmart Tyre and Auto network.
Advised Hotels Combined on its sale to Booking Holdings (Booking.com).
Acted for BASF in its acquisition of the divested assets from the Bayer/Monsanto merger.
Obtained ACCC clearance for the sale of the Milemaker retail petrol network to Caltex.
Advised Landmark Holdings on its acquisition of Louis Dreyfus' Macrofertil business.
Obtained ACCC clearance for acquisitions by Qscan in the medical imaging and radiology markets in Australia.
Obtained ACCC clearance for acquisitions by Superior Food Services in foodservice markets in Australia.
Obtained ACCC clearance for Archer Daniels Midland's proposed AUD3.4 billion takeover of GrainCorp.
Obtained ACCC clearance for the sale of Australian Power & Gas to AGL.
Obtained ACCC clearance for ExxonMobil’s sale of its Australian retail assets to Caltex and ultimately to 7-Eleven.
Advised IOOF on merger control issues and on the acquisition of an interest in Equity Trustees.
Obtained ACCC clearance in Australia and New Zealand for the proposed acquisition by Visy Industries of the plastics business of HP Industries.
Obtained clearance from the ACCC for HP for certain resale price maintenance on online market places; Obtained clearance for HP from the ACCC for resale price maintenance conduct on HP Online Stores.
Acting for Engage Marine, new entrant into towage and shipping pilotage in the ACCC's first prosecution under the new Misuse of Market Power provisions.
Defended Landmark in a prosecution by the ACCC alleging misleading conduct in the marketing of barley.
Advised rental car companies (Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise) in seeking clearance from the ACCC to collectively negotiate terms with Cairns Airport.
Advised major engineered stone manufacturers (Caesarstone, Smartstone and WK Marble and Granite) in seeking clearance from the ACCC to require fabricator accreditation and potential refusal to supply.
Advised HP in an investigation by the ACCC into the installation of firmware into HP printers to limit use of cartridges with non-HP chips.
Acted for Clubs Australia in its application to the ACCC for clearance to collectively negotiate with suppliers including Tabcorp and Foxtel.
Advising Belkin following an investigation by the ACCC into Belkin's warranty practices.
Advised Visy Industries in an investigation by the ACCC into Unfair Contract Terms in the waste management industry.
Acting for Peak Care (and one of its executives) in the criminal prosecution of Country Care for cartel conduct.
Advised an international Investment Bank in the ACCC's investigation of cartel conduct into foreign exchange and other bank benchmark rates.
Advising a number of individuals in ACCC investigations into cartel conduct in financial services and rehabilitation industries.
Defended HP in proceedings commenced by the ACCC alleging misleading or deceptive conduct and breaches of the Australian Consumer Guarantee regime.
Defended ExxonMobil in Australia’s largest 'dawn raids' by the ACCC alleging price fixing in the petroleum and bitumen industries and successfully defending proceedings commenced by the ACCC alleging price fixing.
Advised LPO Group on collective negotiation issues and seeking Authorisation from the ACCC for collective negotiations with Australia Post.
Advising Honda Australia on its response to Australia wide airbag recalls.
Advising clients on investigations by the ACCC in the IT, agriculture, car rental and travel industries.
Defended Campbell Arnott’s in an ACCC investigation of claims by its biscuit business.
Defended Australian Power & Gas in proceedings commenced by the ACCC alleging misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.
Acted for Goodman Fielder in litigations against Unilever and George Weston Foods.
Acted for each of Goodyear and De-Longhi in relation to allegations by the ACCC of misleading conduct in respect of environmental claims.
Advised ANZ Banking Group in relation to various enquiries and ACCC litigation and, more generally; and advising its consumer business on credit card and ATM issues, as well as other suppliers of financial services including Macquarie Bank, UBS and GE.
Advising industry associations such as the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Steel Institute regarding various competition issues and initiatives.
Rolled out national compliance programs for HP, Visy Industries, Honda Australia, Belkin, CIMIC/Leighton Group companies, De-Longhi and Medical Media.
Provided compliance training to Americold, ANZ, Medibank, GMHBA, Leidos, McDonald Jones Homes, Porter Davis, Carlisle Homes and Stockland.
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