Authorisations

The ACCC has issued a draft decision proposing to conditionally re-authorise the Australasian alliance between Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand for a further 3 years. The arrangements between the carriers, including alliance and code...

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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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NYSE Euronext ex-changes hands

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved IntercontinentalExchange’s (ICE) acquisition of NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion in the biggest financial exchange merger since NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse’s $10 billion failed merger in 2011. In a statement...

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Sharing is caring

June 21, 2013 | 1 Comments

In its consideration of the latest in a string of authorisation applications made in the medical industry to collectively bargain on fee arrangements, the ACCC has proposed not to authorise fee arrangements by ophthalmologists.  In...

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Authorisation stations!

May 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

On 6 May 2013 the ACCC released revised Draft Authorisation Guidelines for public comment. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 permits the ACCC to authorise certain conduct which may otherwise contravene the competition provisions of...

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Narta told NO!

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following up on our post earlier this year, Narta International Pty Ltd (Narta), the largest independent electrical buying group in Australasia, was denied authorisation for proposed arrangements allowing it to set a minimum advertising price...

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Sky is the limit for Qantas and Emirates

March 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

Easter has come early for Qantas and Emirates as the ACCC today granted final conditional authorisation for their global airline alliance, allowing the two airline partners to coordinate their passenger and cargo operations until 31...

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The ACCC has granted authorisation to individual General Practitioners (GPs) working in shared practices to allow them to engage in intra-practice price setting and collective bargaining until 15 March 2018. The Australian Medical Association Limited (AMA)...

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On 8 March 2013, the NZ Commerce Commission published draft Authorisation Guidelines and Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines for public consultation. The Authorisation Guidelines outline the NZCC’s approach when considering authorisations of transactions that may otherwise...

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What do Bing Lee, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Radio Rentals and Winning Appliances all have in common?  They’re all members of the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia (“NARTA”), a large independent electrical buying group....

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