Month: September 2012

The Swiss touch

September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The financial press on both sides of the Atlantic is reporting that the DOJ has offered several UBS employees immunity from prosecution in return for their investigation into whether banks colluded to manipulate certain inter-bank...

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In the past week, the ACCC and New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) have both defeated challenges to the prosecution of cartel conduct engaged in by companies that operate on an international scale. In Australia, the...

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Obama picks new FTC commissioner

September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

President Obama has nominated Joshua Wright to be an FTC commissioner.  Wright is an antitrust professor at the George Mason University School of Law and has a PhD in economics. The FTC is one of...

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On 30 August 2012, the ACCC released “The Marker” – a short film giving a dramatic representation of the devastating effects that participation in a cartel can have on the businesses and individuals involved (see...

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