Michael Terceiro

BA LLB (Hons) Macq, LLM Syd, ProfCertArb Adel MDR (Excellence) UNSW

PhD Candidate

Michael commenced his PhD Candidature in 2019. His PhD is entitled "Are Australian criminal cartel laws fit for purpose? A comparative analysis of Australian and US criminal cartel approaches". Michael is a part time student. He currently runs his own legal practice, Terceiro Legal Consulting, which specialises in competition and consumer law. He is also the General Editor of the Australian Business Law Review and Deputy Chair of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Disciplinary Tribunal.

Previously Michael worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for 15 years in a variety of roles including Director of Enforcement, the National GST Enforcement Coordinator, Director in charge of the Sydney Mergers and Assets Sales Branch and Director in charge of the Waterfront Investigation.

Areas of research

Competition Law, Criminal Law, Enforcement, Litigation, Investigation

Supervisors

Deborah Healey, Alex Steel

Publications and presentations

  • General Editorial, Australian Business Law Review, Vols 47 and 48
  • ACCC Essentials – Understanding the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Compliance and Enforcement Priorities, Lexis Nexis White Papers, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ACCC Insights – Retirement Villages, Lexis Nexis White Paper, 2017
  • Understanding the Unfair Contract Terms Legislation, Lexis Nexis White Paper, 2017
  • ACCC acts to restore competition to the Queensland Pathology Market, Competition and Consumer Law News, LexisNexis, Vol 32, No 5., July 2016, pp. 212-214
  • Broad markets give less room to move – Coles’ proposed acquisition of Supabarn, Competition and Consumer Law News, LexisNexis, Vol 21, No 7., September 2015, pp. 88-92
  • Demystifying the Root and Branch Review, CCH Law Chat, 29 April 2014
  • Usual Suspects: The Credit Default Swap Investigation, CCH Law Chat, 4 July 2013
  • Overview of the activities of the ACCC, lessons learnt and predictions for the near future, CCH Law Chat, 25 March 2013
  • Banks behaving badly, Competition and Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 3, March 2013
  • The Gathering Storm – An Update on the LIBOR scandal, CCH Law Chat, 11 September 2012
  • Low-balling the LIBOR – the LIBOR rate rigging scandal, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 8, August 2012
  • United States v Apple — the e-book case, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 5, May 2012
  • ACCC’s investigation of Woolworths and Coles: A Blueprint for Action, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 4, April 2012
  • ACCC v Ticketek – a non-event? Keeping good companies, Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd, April 2012, Volume 63 No. 3, pp. 158-161
  • Manufacturing Chaos: Country of Origin Laws under the Australian Consumer Law, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 3, March 2012
  • Stocktake of the ACCC’s new powers and remedies under the Australian Consumer Law – the first 18 months. Part 1: substantiation notices and public warning notices, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Reporter, CCH, Issue 11, November 2011; Part 2: infringement notices, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Reporter, CCH, Issue 639, 30 March 2012, pp. 1-9, Part 3: pecuniary penalties, disqualification orders and non-party redress, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Reporter, CCH, Issue 641, 18 May 2012
  • ACCC’s carbon price claims Guide falls short of the mark, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 1, January 2012
  • Warranties against defects: Coming to grips with regulation 90 of the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010, NSW Law Society Journal, December 2011, Vol. 49, No, 11, pp. 71-73
  • Carbon tax price gouging – understanding the pitfalls, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Tracker, CCH, Issue 11, November 2011.
  • Messcash: A Comedy of Errors, Australian Competition & Consumer Law Reporter, CCH, Issue 636, 14 October 2011, pp. 1-6
  • Carbon tax price gouging – understanding the pitfalls, NSW Law Society Journal, October 2011, Vol. 49 No. 9, pp. 68-71
  • ACCC Search Warrants – Plan for the worst, Keeping good companies, Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd, September 2011, Volume 63 No. 8, pp. 484-487
  • When Green Wash Won’t Wash: Avoiding misleading environmental claims, Impact! A National Journal of Environmental Law – Consumer Protection edition, Issue 90, December 2010, pp. 7-11
  • Ramping up the powers of the consumer regulator and the court, NSW Law Society Journal, April 2010, Volume 48, pages 66-69
  • Clarity in Pricing: TPA changes may muddy the waters, NSW Law Society Journal, May 2009, Volume 47, pp. 48-52
  • The ten biggest mistakes companies make when dealing with the ACCC, Keeping Good Companies, Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd, December 2008, Volume 60 No. 11, pp. 681-684
  • When green wash won't wash: Avoiding misleading environmental claims, NSW Law Society Journal, November 2008, Vol 46, No 10, pp. 50-