Katrina Groshinski

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Sydney, Australia
    Local Time: Friday 08:54

Practice Expertise

  • Competition and market regulation
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Education

Areas of Practice

  • Competition and market regulation
  • Education
  • Litigation and disputes


Katrina is a leading competition and regulatory lawyer, acting for both private and government clients advising on merger clearances, competition related litigation and investigations, authorisations, third party infrastructure access, price regulation, and consumer protection. She regularly deals with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and advises on transactions requiring foreign investment approval.

She has particular expertise in heavily regulated industries such as financial services, transport, energy and water - acting for industry participants, infrastructure owners, government and independent statutory regulators. She advises clients on all aspects of the operation of regulatory frameworks including the design of new frameworks, the optimal application and amendment of existing regimes the contexts of both privatisations and ongoing legislative reform.

Katrina's experience in both corporate advisory and dispute resolution, means she is able to advise and represent her clients' interests throughout the entire transaction or regulatory process and offer strategic advice in relation to any disputes which have a high degree of technical and economic complexity.

Katrina is practice group head of the Sydney Commercial and Regulatory group. She is also a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Katrina recently co-edited Competition Law in Asia Pacific: A practical guide.


Areas of Practice

  • Competition and market regulation
  • Education
  • Litigation and disputes

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Member of the Competition and Consumer Committee
  • Member of Law Council of Australia


  • Consumer law during the COVID-19 crisis – risk areas for suppliers
    In light of the COVID-19 health emergency and resulting period of significant uncertainty, businesses and consumers face unprecedented challenges and wide-reaching impacts relating to the supply of products and services, and indeed the ability of businesses to supply products and services.
  • ACCC scrutiny in the aged care sector over Australian Consumer Law breach

    Off the back of recent ACCC proceedings in the aged care sector, there are a number of steps that businesses with vulnerable consumers can take to protect their consumers and therefore reduce the risks of contravening the Australian Consumer Law.

  • Recent ACCC enforcement action over consumer guarantee representations

    Here, we provide a snapshot of the ACCC's recent enforcement activity in relation to consumer guarantees and highlight common risk areas for suppliers and manufacturers.

  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control 2019: Australia

    MinterEllison has written the Australian chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2019.

  • Big gas pipeline reforms looming

    Major gas pipeline reforms are expected to take effect in 2022. We explore the reforms and their implications.


  • Food and agribusiness sector remains key priority for ACCC: 12 areas of activity and concern

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been active in education and enforcement of competition and consumer law issues in the agribusiness and food sphere over the past year.

  • Unfair contract terms regime extended to 'small business contracts' - implications for IT contracts
  • Reform of the AER civil penalty regime

    How will the proposed reforms in the Statutes Amendment (National Energy Laws) (Penalties and Enforcement) Bill 2020 impact the energy sector in South Australia? As the bill awaits its passage through the South Australian Parliament, we analyse its implications.

  • ACCC inquiry into electricity supply and prices
    On 27 March 2017 the Federal Government directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity in the National Electricity Market. This direction gives the ACCC power to investigate and report on retail electricity prices.

    We consider below the likely trajectory of the ACCC inquiry based on our experience with similar inquiries in the past.
  • Aged care extra services under ACCC spotlight. Insights into the Bupa case

    After Bupa Aged Care Australia Pty Ltd self-reported false or mising representations made to residents of its residential aged care facilities to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Federal Court of Australia has ordered Bupa pay $6 million in pecuniary penalties and pay compensation to affected residents.


  • Court decision to have major impact on electricity network revenue
    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has today handed down its decision in relation to the revenue that can be earned by electricity distribution networks in NSW and the ACT.
  • New retrospective powers to curb VET providers' inappropriate conduct
    Retrospective amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) have been introduced, allowing the Secretary of the Department of Education to re-credit a person's VET FEE-HELP debt incurred as a result of 'inappropriate conduct' by a VET provider or agents prior to 1 January 2016.
  • Merger clearance is a headline deal risk in Australia

    MinterEllison has authored the Australian Chapter of the Chambers and Partners Merger Control 2019 Second Edition Guide.

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