Sector: Metals & mining

ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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Loyal Coal agrees to settle with the ACCC on day two of the hearing into bid-rigging of tenders for NSW mining exploration licences...

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ACCC opens up a new coalface

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCC brings cartel case against Obeids ...

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The red dust settles

May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCC to take no action in relation to Andrew Forrest call to cap iron ore production...

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accc, competition, fortescue, forrest, twiggy, 51(2)(g), export arrangements, cartel, competition, competition law

Careful what you wish for

March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twiggy’s call to cap iron ore production raises the ire of the ACCC ...

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The US Department of Justice had one fine year fighting cartels in 2014, with its Antitrust Division collecting $1.861 billion in criminal fines and penalties for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2014. The Department’s...

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Obeid Appeal Dismissed

December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 20 November 2014, the Full Federal Court handed down its unanimous judgment dismissing the appeal of Paul and Moses Obeid, whilst simultaneously upholding the validity of the compulsory examination notice. (“s 155 notice”) We...

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August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 8 August 2014 the Federal Court dismissed a challenge by Moses and Paul Obeid to the validity of “155 notices” issued by the ACCC.  The notices were issued against the Obeids following a report...

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Glencore and Xstrata have finally been given the go-ahead to complete their merger after receiving clearance from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on 16 April 2013. Following a review process that took approximately 14 months,...

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