Reform

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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Reform has a new top dog

December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The new chairman of the Productivity Commission, Peter Harris, has an interesting road ahead of him with a number of early challenges.  Luckily, he’s no stranger to difficult reform. His career has spanned many sectors...

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On 23 November 2012, the NZ Commerce Commission published its Enforcement Response Guidelines, describing how the NZCC enforces New Zealand’s fair trading, competition and credit contract laws. Read together with the NZCC’s Model Litigant Policy and Enforcement Criteria, the Guidelines...

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ACCC and China get cosy

November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems KWM are not the only ones looking to expand their horizons in China! In September, the ACCC announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Administrator for Industry...

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