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The sooner the better

September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five years after the DG Comp imposed a whopping €128 million (approximately AU$184 million) fine on petrochemical company Total, and following an appeal by Total, the EU General Court has reduced the original fine by...

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In two separate investigations, the European Commission (EC) has conducted dawn raids on the oil and sugar industries for suspected price fixing and cartel conduct. On 14 May 2013, the EC conducted dawn raids on...

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The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its report into airport pricing and quality for 2011-2012. The report measures airport performance based upon feedback received from customers, airlines and other stakeholders. The ACCC...

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Will Lehman eat porridge for SCDOs?

May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The liquidators of Lehman Brothers Australia are appealing a landmark Federal Court decision that found it liable for losses suffered by a number of local councils and charity groups. Late last year the Federal Court...

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Following our earlier post on the Federal Government’s nomination of ACCC Commissioners, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury today announced that Dr Michael Schaper and Ms Sarah Court have been reappointed, and Ms Cristina Cifuentes appointed, as...

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The ACCC to be re-ENERGISED

February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Federal Government has asked for approval from the leaders of the states and territories for its three nominations for commissioners to the ACCC, each for a five year term: Dr Michael Schaper and Sarah...

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Two years since first attempting to trade slots at New York LaGuardia and Washington National airports, US Airways and Delta Airlines are still waiting for approval from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). The...

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Third-line forcing occurs when a supplier agrees to supply its goods/services to a customer on condition that the customer acquires goods/services of a particular type from an unrelated third person specified by the supplier.  This constitutes a...

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