Sector: Regulators

On 31st July 2012 the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act was introduced to the US Congress by Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley. The legislation is significant as, if it passes, it would be the first...

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Climate control – carbon cop karma

August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the introduction of the carbon tax on 1 July, the ACCC has received over 1260 complaints through its carbon claims hotline. And in response to those complaints, the ACCC has taken enforcement action on...

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Parliament hasn’t given the ACCC any new powers to perform its role as “carbon cop”, but the Commission’s early track record suggests it’s keeping energy retailers (and others) on their toes. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims...

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The FTC has withdrawn a 2003 policy statement that limited equitable monetary remedies for antitrust contraventions to only “exceptional cases”.  In a 4-1 decision on 31 July 2012 , the FTC has said it will...

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On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its first judicial interpretation of private anti-monopoly litigation. The new framework, including the key changes outlined below, will come into effect 1 June 2012. Standing:...

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Speaking in Paris earlier this year, Joaquin Almunia, EC’s competition policy chief, signalled a warning to companies that have “essential” patents for standards in particular fields that they are obliged to license them on “fair,...

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On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its guidance on private anti-monopoly litigation.  The new framework, including the following key changes, will come into effect 1 June 2012: Standing: Plaintiffs can bring...

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