litigation support | covec

By: Covec  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Federal Court

Though we try hard to find negotiated solutions, litigation is a fact of life. In such cases, Covec can supply expert testimony, locate other experts, work with solicitors and barristers to formulate the case, and attend hearings for the purpose of cross-examination. Whether you need a short, focussed brief or a full and detailed analysis, we can help.

Competition between supermarkets

Expert testimony on economic issues arising from a proposal for a new Pak'nSave supermarket at Wairau Rd on Auckland's North Shore, before the Environment Court.

Competitive effects of a vertical merger

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Expert testimony on the competitive impact of a proposed vertical merger in the Victorian electricity industry, before the Federal Court in Melbourne.

Credit contracts and Consumer Finance Act

Advice on the application of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act to certain bank fees and charges.

Interchange fee setting and other credit card network rules

Economic advice on competition issues arising from the setting of interchange fees in open (four-party) credit card networks.

Tax and depreciation issues in regulation

Analysis and expert testimony on the economic implications of alternative treatments of taxation in the assessment of gas pipeline regulation, before the High Court in Wellington.

Valuing the right to broadcast music

Expert testimony on the economic valuation of rights to broadcast music, before the Copyright Tribunal.

Wind farm - Environment Court hearing

Provision of expert witness services for an Environment Court hearing for Project Hayes.

Keywords: Federal Court

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forecasting & projections | covec

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commercial transaction support | covec

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