Month: July 2013

The South African Competition Commission (SACC), for the first time, recently made use of its fast-track settlement procedure penalising 15 members of a construction cartel for bid-rigging.  The SACC and the companies came to an...

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Following on from the recent controversy surrounding the investigations into abuse of market power by Apple with regards to e-book pricing (both in Europe and the United States), it has emerged that the ‘Autorité de...

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On 27 June 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued its updated Authorisation Guidelines.  The guidelines reflect the ACCC’s current approach to assessing applications for authorisation and replace the approach adopted by the...

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Do I come from a land down under?

July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Happiness Road Investment Group Pty Ltd (Happiness Road), admitting the company had made misleading claims over the country of origin of its ugg boots. Happiness Road...

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