Consumer protection

Heinz faces fines

July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

$9M in fines and penalties as ACCC continues ACL enforcement focus...

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In May this year, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) released a report outlining its findings on a market study into bid-rigging in the construction sector. The report raises concerns that there is widespread collusive...

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Who’s the biggest loser?

May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $3.55M against SensaSlim and $660,000 against Peter Foster for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false representations...

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Taking stock: Report on the Australian Consumer Survey 2016...

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Australia’s ‘corporate crime wave’

May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australia's 'corporate crime wave'...

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ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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Game Over

April 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Federal Court finds the ACL’s consumer guarantees apply to Valve...

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The first opt-out class action has been launched in the UK taking advantage of recent changes to the country’s competition litigation laws...

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2016 means big business for the ACCC

February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week ACCC Chairman Rod Sims unveiled the ACCC’s 2016 Enforcement and Compliance Policy...

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Court penalises 11th franchisee for misrepresentations about existence and effect of consumer guarantees relating to repairs...

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