Sector: Utilities

The Federal Court has dismissed proceedings brought by the ACCC against a number of electrical cable manufacturers and wholesalers, and their executives, for alleged cartel and exclusionary conduct in relation to the acquisition and supply...

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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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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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KWM partners Wayne Leach & Andrew Monotti discuss competition law issues arising from the privatisation of state-owned assets, including implications of the Harper Report's recommendations...

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The ACCC has called for further comment on AGL’s proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation and identified serious competition concerns in a ‘Statement of Issues’ released this month. The regulator said its preliminary view is that...

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On 13 January 2014 the Office of Fair Trading charged Peter Nigel Snell with “dishonestly agreeing with others” to fix prices, rig bids and allocate the market for galvanised steel tanks, used for water storage,...

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The ACCC has obtained consent orders requiring Australian Power & Gas Company Limited (APG) to pay a penalty of $1.1 million in relation to illegal door-to-door sales practices. Earlier this year, we reported that the...

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The ACCC has filed proceedings in the Federal Court against Australian Power & Gas Company Ltd (APG) in relation to false or misleading representations made by sales representatives as part of their door-to-door sales of...

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Viscas pays for cable cabal

April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

A clean record and cooperation with the ACCC might be helpful, but as Japanese electricity cable supplier Viscas discovered, penalties will still be imposed if you’ve been involved in cartel conduct. On 5 April the...

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The Coalition's NBN policy

Fibre flip-flop

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 9 April 2013, the Coalition revealed its long-awaited plan to redesign the National Broadband Network (NBN). Unsurprisingly, the policy claims to deliver broadband more quickly than under the Federal Government’s current proposal and at a...

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