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Saloni Sharma

Solicitor

Saloni assists clients in finding solutions to competition and consumer law issues.

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Experience

Saloni has experience advising clients across various sectors involved in ACCC investigations concerning potentially anticompetitive conduct and consumer law issues. She has also assisted both domestic and international clients to successfully obtain Australian merger clearance as well as provided competition advice on contemplated transactions and supply chain arrangements. Saloni has also advised on consumer law risks associated with product marketing and company agreements and dealings with consumers.

Saloni’s recent experience includes advising:

  • a major consumer service delivery platform in relation to an ACCC investigation concerning consumer law issues
  • AGL Energy Limited in respect of ongoing competition and consumer law compliance, including in relation to its recent entry into the telecommunications sector
  • Ventia, a leading infrastructure services provider, on successfully obtaining ACCC clearance for its acquisition of Broadspectrum from publicly-listed Spanish parent company Ferrovial
  • a consumer merchandise provider on an Australian Consumer Law investigation by the ACCC into allegations of unfair contract terms and misleading or deceptive conduct, including the negotiation of settlement of the matter with the ACCC
  • Flutter Entertainment (trading as “Sportsbet” in Australia) on successfully obtaining ACCC clearance for its acquisition of The Stars Group (trading as “BetEasy” in Australia) in 2020
  • Saputo Dairy Australia on successfully obtaining ACCC clearance for its acquisition of Lion Dairy and Drinks in 2019
  • Vossloh Australia, rail technology company, on successfully obtaining ACCC clearance for its acquisition of Austrak in 2018
  • a large multinational pharmaceutical company in relation to a criminal cartel investigation commenced into it by the ACCC in 2019, and a subsequent application for conditional immunity 
  • a major Australian bank to apply for conditional immunity in relation to potential cartel conduct and concerted practice, in 2018

 

Background

Saloni studied law at the University of Technology, Sydney (2016) and also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College in London (2021). Saloni was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2017 and to the High Court of Australia in 2020.