In utility regulation, regulators’ decisions on the allowed rate of return to be applied in the resetting of price controls drive both major investment decisions and price outcomes for customers. Striking the right balance involves complex analysis and difficult trade-offs.
For more than a decade, our people have been at the leading edge in applying increasingly sophisticated methods and analysis to determine the appropriate rate of return for regulated infrastructure service providers.
Compliance with the obligations underpinning the effective operation of securities markets – whether applying to listed entities or those participating as buyers and sellers of financial assets – are increasingly the subject of regulatory enforcement or class action proceedings.
Our experts are foremost in the region in the application of economics to critical questions arising in securities class actions, insider trading and market manipulation proceedings.
In a highly publicised prosecution being brought against the chairman of an ASX listed entity, our experts were asked to…Read more
Although shareholder class actions have become an established part of the Australian legal landscape, almost all claims have settled prior…Read more
Greg Houston and Carol Osborne assisted New Zealand electricity lines and gas pipelines business, Powerco, in relation to the…Read more
HoustonKemp was engaged by Chorus, the New Zealand telecommunication network owner, to provide advice in relation to the Commerce Commission’s…Read more
Greg Houston prepared an expert report for ActewAGL Distribution, evaluating the Australian Energy Regulator’s draft distribution determination for the 2015–19…Read more