Cartels

ACCC resolves to re-think its approach to penalties based on OECD report finding that average Australian penalties are substantially lower than those imposed in comparable jurisdictions for breaches of competition law...

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February was a frenetic month: the ACCC released its 2018 priorities, two Bills on the ACL were released and the Productivity Commission released its draft report on competition in the Australian Financial System....

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Cartel conduct is set to become a criminal offence for the first time in New Zealand following the tabling of a new bill in Parliament....

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The ACCC’s priorities for 2018

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has foreshadowed a busy year with criminal cartel actions and a focus on financial services....

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ACCC beaten by egg producers in the Full Court

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Full Federal Court dismisses the ACCC’s appeal in its case against the Australian Egg Corporation and others for attempting to induce egg producers to reduce the supply of eggs...

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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ACCC’s criminal cartel machine goes full steam ahead in roll-on, roll-off cargo cartel proceedings...

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The Federal Court has dismissed proceedings brought by the ACCC against a number of electrical cable manufacturers and wholesalers, and their executives, for alleged cartel and exclusionary conduct in relation to the acquisition and supply...

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Fast-track justice for competition claims

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s CAT introduces new fast-track procedure...

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Anchors aweigh (again!)

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

ACCC commences its second ever criminal cartel prosecution, against Japanese based shipping company...

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