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Lessons from Amazon’s proposed acquisition of a minority interest in Deliveroo and the acquisition by Qantas of a 19.9% interest in Alliance Airlines.
A summary of the key findings and recommendations drawn from the Gas Market Inquiry 2017 – 2025 Interim Report released on 17 August 2020 (Report).
Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited successfully defended Federal Court proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for misuse of market power (under the old...
From 1 July 2021, the Australian Consumer Law's definition of “consumer” will change with the monetary threshold of $40,000 increasing to $100,000.
Do your call centres and complaints divisions know what they can and cannot say under the Australian Consumer Law?
New competition laws will apply to generators and suppliers of electricity as of 10 June 2020.
While competition law strictly prohibits competitors acting together or agreeing on prices, collective negotiation by small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers has traditionally been...
A red light from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is not necessarily fatal when it comes to seeking approval for mergers but red light Statement of Issues (SOI) are becoming...
Sar Katdare and Andrew Willekes have prepared an easy to use Q&A on merger control in Australia.
Last week the ACCC granted an urgent interim authorisation to Coles to coordinate its activities with other supermarkets for the broad purpose of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of...
How competition and consumer laws can impact your business during these uncertain times.
With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on
culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate
remains a priority...
A short case summary on the recent Osteo Gel case.
On 26 February 2019, Rod Sims announced the ACCC’s compliance and enforcement policy for 2019. A summary of the key areas of focus are set out below.
If your business is involved in the licensing or assignment of IP rights (such as patents, registered designs or copyrights), you should urgently seek legal advice to ensure that all such...
This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, commercial crime, investigations and regulation to 19 December 2018.
Last month, the Full Federal Court ordered Japanese company Yazaki Corporation (Yazaki) to pay a penalty of $46 million for engaging in cartel conduct in contravention of the Competition and...
The Australian competition regulator (the ACCC) has succeeded in a case against Valve Corporation (Valve), a global digital distribution company, regarding its failure to provide refunds to certain...
Take note: this case is particularly instructive foreign businesses operating in Australia and businesses providing digital content to consumers online.
In a new case echoing Nurofen’s bruising $6m encounter over its “pain specific” range, the ACCC has commenced proceedings against the manufacturers of Voltaren Osteo Gel.
On 16 October 2017, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives and granted Royal assent. Following the Royal...
A recent Federal Court decision provides further guidance on the use of the word 'natural' in product branding or advertising.
Compliance has never been more critical than it is now given the increase in penalties.
On 4 August 2017, the Chairman of the ACCC, Mr Rod Sims, confirmed a major shift in ACCC policy towards “more intensive information-gathering” when it is reviewing contentious merger proposals. As...
Compliance with competition laws has never before been so important.
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