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The Australian merger control regime can be frustrating for both domestic and international merger parties.  The Harper Committee has recognised by making a number of recommendations in its final report to improve the regime. In the video...

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Carbon Tax gets the boot

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the repeal of the carbon tax by the Commonwealth Parliament, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been granted new powers to take enforcement action in relation to the new obligations imposed on businesses...

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What’s your number?

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

China merger filings are increasing rapidly with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) receiving 866 merger review filings (as of 31 December 2013) since the Anti-Monopoly Law took effect on 1 August 2008.  In 2013 alone,...

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It’s an online world

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The impact of the online shopping on retail is nothing new but the impact that it may have on our definition of market in a competition context is where things gets interesting for us competition...

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Up in the air

February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is seeking feedback on two new proposed airline alliances, Scoot with Tiger Airways and Singapore Airlines with Air New Zealand. Scoot and Tiger Airways have agreed to cooperate with...

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Chinese New Year

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After looking into the crystal ball about what we can expect on the Australian competition landscape in 2014 earlier this week, Susan Ning from our Beijing office has been considering what the Chinese antitrust enforcement authorities...

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The sooner the better

September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five years after the DG Comp imposed a whopping €128 million (approximately AU$184 million) fine on petrochemical company Total, and following an appeal by Total, the EU General Court has reduced the original fine by...

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MOFCOM holds its own

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

After months of too-ing and fro-ing, MOFCOM is finally comfortable with the commitment’s proposed in relation to MediaTek Inc’s US$4 billion acquisition of MStar Semiconductor Inc and has cleared the acquisition subject to the commitments. ...

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Green is gold

September 2, 2013 | 1 Comments

Coming off the back of the ACCC’s heavy scrutiny of the supermarkets industry (blogged about here) and recent opposition to Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of undeveloped land in June this year (blogged about here), the ACCC...

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If the ACCC v TPG were a tennis match, it would be one set-all, with the ACCC taking a slight lead in the third and final set. First set: ACCC wins against TPG (see here for...

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