Reform

Tough love in Taiwan

March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the years, several Taiwanese companies have been fined substantial amounts by foreign antitrust authorities for their involvement in international cartels.  For example, a US court imposed a $500 million fine on Taiwanese LCD manufacturer...

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ACCC and NZCC confirm their co-operation

March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 27 February 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) entered into a Co-operation Agreement, allowing the NZCC to share compulsorily-acquired information with, and provide investigative assistance...

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On Friday 8 March 2013, it was announced in the Government Gazette that legislative provisions providing the South African Competition Commission (Commission) with formal powers to conduct market inquiries will become effective on 1 April...

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While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has received little attention from the Australian media of late, the formulation of this multilateral agreement may have significant implications for Australian competition law. If you are wondering what...

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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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The UK Government is signalling possible changes to the UK’s national competition law regime.  It has just introduced a raft of reform proposals aimed at facilitating collective damages actions and enabling victims to pursue compensation for...

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UAE to regulate competition

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United Arab Emirates will implement its first comprehensive competition law regime on 23 February 2013 aimed at regulating anti-competitive behaviour and introducing merger control.  In introducing this new regime, the UAE is following the...

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Unfair terms and B2B now meant to be?

February 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s just a mere forty three words in a fifty page Coalition platform paper for Government.  However, within this small paragraph lie huge regulatory, economic and political implications likely to reignite fierce debate. The Abbott...

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On 18 November 2012, Lisa Huett had a great interview on BRR Media about developments in competition law during 2012, considering which  sectors may be under the spotlight next year. Lisa also looked into the...

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Restaurants avoid second serving

December 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Commonwealth Government is proposing to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 to exclude restaurant and café surcharges from the single pricing requirement in the Australian Consumer Law...

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