Jurisdiction: Japan

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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You win some, you lose some

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

A partial win for the ACCC in high voltage cable cartel litigation...

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Key themes, insights and dialogue from the 2016 Mobile World Congress, with a focus on Australian competition...

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JFTC's ability to fine foreign companies for cartel conduct upheld...

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Where the rubber meets the road

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S.-based Goodyear is seeking to end its global alliance with Japan-based Sumitomo on the grounds that Sumitomo “has engaged in anticompetitive conduct that we concluded warrants the dissolution of the global alliance”.  Under the global...

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Regulators go hardcore on cartels

January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has warned that 2014 is teaming up to be a year of tough penalties against large corporations.  This follows the ACCC’s success against TPG Internet in December and Hewlett-Packard earlier in the year,...

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DoJ takes the steering wheel

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a significant development in the ongoing global investigation into price fixing allegations in the car parts industry, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that 9 Japan-based companies and two former executives have agreed...

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A little bit of fruit and fizz

September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

GlaxoSmithKline has made a strategic decision to focus on its core healthcare brands and has, therefore, agreed that its Consumer Business will sell two of its key nutritional drink brands to Japanese consumer goods company,...

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Ball busting

July 19, 2013 | 1 Comments

On Friday, 12 July 2013 the ACCC filed proceedings against Japanese ball bearing manufacturer Koyo Australia Pty Ltd in the Federal Court, seeking pecuniary penalties as well as declarations and injunctions. As the ACCC’s press...

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JFTC puts the brakes on car parts cartelists

December 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

The 22nd of November 2012 was a rather unpleasant day for four Japanese car parts companies, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Mitsuba Corp., T.Rad Co. and Calsonic Kansei Corp., who were found guilty by the Japan Fair Trade...

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