He draws on years of experience as a litigator in managing disputes, and has earned a reputation for successfully representing clients facing some of the toughest Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigations and prosecutions in the country.
A partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler for more than 20 years, his clients include national leaders in manufacturing, retailing, wholesale, online and construction. He advises on a wide range of competition and consumer law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, cartel and other anti-competitive conduct, misleading or deceptive conduct, and unfair and unconscionable business practices.
Described as a “master tactician” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Zaven works closely with clients to develop and maintain effective marketing initiatives, including advertising and promotional campaigns across all media platforms, increasingly with online media. His intellectual property experience includes defending local and international clients, and associated iconic brands, in protecting their property rights from third party infringement. He also supports clients to commercialise their intellectual property in global markets. Zaven is also recognised by Best Lawyers® International in the area of competition and intellectual property law.
He regularly presents to universities on competition and consumer law issues, and assists some of Australia’s largest companies to develop and hone their training and compliance programmes.
Zaven graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws with honours and a Bachelor of Arts. He has published chapters on national and international antitrust and competition policy and issues, including for Oxford University Press, Berkeley University and Thomson Reuters.
Zaven’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- competition and consumer law, including defending cartel proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, consumer protection, product liability, unconscionable conduct and the development of compliance programmes
- intellectual property dispute resolution
- ACCC and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigations and prosecutions, and
- media, advertising, online marketing the brand protection.