Jurisdiction: New Zealand

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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Interim take off for Qantas and Emirates

January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has today granted conditional interim authorisation to Qantas and Emirates for their proposed alliance.  The interim authorisation allows the two airlines to commence planning and undertake preliminary steps to prepare for the proposed...

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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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New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has reached a settlement with insurer IAG New Zealand Limited after it admitted to breaching the NZ Fair Trading Act in relation to more than 150,000 insurance policies. As a result...

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In the past week, the ACCC and New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) have both defeated challenges to the prosecution of cartel conduct engaged in by companies that operate on an international scale. In Australia, the...

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Just as we promised… a quick post to let you know that the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has now published its full reasons for decision in the epay / Ezi-Pay merger.  This is the...

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On 15 June 2012, the New Zealand Commerce Commission declined the application by epay (owned by US payment processor Euronet Worldwide) for clearance to buy New Zealand-owned company Ezi-Pay. Ezi-Pay and epay each distribute a...

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