Authorisations

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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Interim take off for Qantas and Emirates

January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has today granted conditional interim authorisation to Qantas and Emirates for their proposed alliance.  The interim authorisation allows the two airlines to commence planning and undertake preliminary steps to prepare for the proposed...

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Who’s up for Round 2?

January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the FTC’s comments on the car hire market in the Hertz/Thrifty merger (see our post on that merger here), the FTC may have a chance to show what it thinks about the relationship between...

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Christmas spirit in the air for Qantas

December 26, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 20 December 2012, the ACCC issued a draft decision proposing to grant authorisation for the alliance between Qantas and Emirates.  The draft decision proposes authorisation for a 5 year period, subject to a condition...

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Hertz has had to make some large concessions to get its merger with Thrifty Dollar approved by the FTC – being required to sell its Advantage Rent A Car business and giving up the rights...

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ACCC approval has opened the way for the banks to relieve ATM costs for remote indigenous communities A welcome good news story!  The ACCC has granted authorisation for an agreement between a large collection of...

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On 14 November 2012 the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) sought feedback on an application for guidance it received from music publishers in respect of a proposed agreement to jointly offer their rights in musical...

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On 19 May 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced its conditional approval of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings by Google. China was the final jurisdiction to clear this transaction, thus removing the last...

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A ‘dawn raid’ is a well-recognised, often public, example of the ACCC’s formal enforcement powers.  However, the ACCC may also conduct investigations on a more informal, voluntary basis.  This informal approach is sometimes preferred by...

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