Sector: Industrials

Hand him over

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

The US Department of Justice recently announced that it had successfully extradited the first foreign national on antitrust (competition law) charges, indicating that the US government will continue its forceful approach to pursuing foreign executives...

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MyCC strikes again

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the Malaysia Competition Commission’s (MyCC) first ever decision to impose fines on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia for engaging in market sharing arrangements (see our previous post), the MyCC has issued...

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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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Coalition to uproot competition laws?

September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

With the votes counted and Tony Abbott safely claiming a Coalition victory on 7 September 2013, it’s not only the government that is getting a makeover.  As with most elections, the lead up was jam-packed...

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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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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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MyCC hardens its enforcement stance

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It has been one year since the enforcement of the Malaysian Competition Act and the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is strongly flexing its muscles and hardening its approach to enforcement. In a speech marking the...

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In March 2012, the ACCC filed an application in the Federal Court in Victoria against Air Asia, alleging that it failed to display on its website airfare prices inclusive of all taxes, duties, fees and...

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Foreign companies that engage in cartel conduct in Australia may be out of sight, but they are certainly not out of mind (or out of reach) when it comes to the ACCC enforcing the provisions...

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Price-fixing in Malaysia – not a bed of roses

November 9, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 24 October 2012, the MyCC issued its first proposed decision in relation to a breach of Malaysia’s Competition Act 2010 (Act). The proposed decision stemmed from a news report in March 2012 which quoted...

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