ACCC Halts Hospital Merger

Published On 18/06/2014 | By Tina Zhuo | Mergers

Last week the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced that it would oppose Healthscope Limited’s proposed acquisition of the Brunswick Private Hospital from Healthe Care Pty Ltd following a review which took just under six months.

Sharon Henrick and Tina Zhuo have written an article analysing the ACCC’s decision, including its concerns, views on market definition, and a possible alternative route for hospital mergers of authorisation from the Competition Tribunal based on public benefits.

Read the full alert here.


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Tina Zhuo is a Senior Associate in the Competition Law and Regulatory Group at King & Wood Mallesons Sydney, where she advises on a range of competition law and regulatory issues.

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