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Still concerned about its recent losses in the Federal Court in TPG/Vodafone and Pacific National/Aurizon and in light of growing fears about the anti-competitive effects of acquisitions in highly...
It has been over 5 years since the excessive payment surcharge laws were introduced but the ACCC’s recent action against Nine Entertainment Co (Nine) demonstrates that the ACCC will continue to...
On 3 June 2021, the much-anticipated class exemption for small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers came into effect.
On 1 January 2021 NSW Fair Trading began enforcing a new law requiring businesses in NSW to make disclosures regarding terms that substantially prejudice the interests of consumers .
We are pleased to share with you the fifth edition of our report on recent trends in complex merger review cases by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Yesterday, the ACCC released its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021.
Partners Sar Katadare and Andrew Willekes share insights on restraints of trade and dominance in Australia as part of Thompson Reuters’ Practical Law Competition Global Guide
Terms that may substantially prejudice the interests of the consumer.
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.
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.
Resale price maintenance (RPM) has traditionally been regarded as anti-competitive because it can mute price competition between retailers, resulting in higher prices for consumers who wish to...
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.
The ACCC has released its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2020.
Partner Sar Katdare and Associate Jaime Campbell have written the Australian chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2019.
A short case summary on the recent Osteo Gel case.
We are pleased to share with you the third edition of our report on recent trends
in complex merger review cases by the Australian Competition & Consumer
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...
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