Month: October 2012

After several years of debate, Hong Kong’s new Competition Ordinance was published in the official gazette in June this year.  The obligations contained in the Ordinance are outlined in terms that will be familiar to...

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Refinement of merger regime in Indonesia

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 2 October 2012, the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU) published new regulations addressing mergers and acquisitions.  Regulation No. 3 of 2012 further revises the KPPU’s 2010 merger review guidelines and Regulation No. 4 of 2012...

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King hit for beef that’s not from the Island

October 17, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 14 August 2012 the Federal Court in Victoria found that the Melbourne-based butcher and retailer had contravened both the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the equivalent provisions of the former Trade Practices Act (TPA),...

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Changes to the UK’s competition regime

October 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 15 March 2012, the U.K.’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the UK Government’s highly anticipated proposal for reform to the UK competition regime.  Key announcements include: The merger of the Office...

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It’s the end of the road for Seven Group Holdings (Seven) as the ACCC has decided to oppose its proposed acquisition of Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH). This is the latest decision of the ACCC to...

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Google and the Art of War

October 9, 2012 | 1 Comments

Sun Tzu: Whether to concentrate or to divide your troops, must be decided by circumstances Google is busy fighting a war on multiple fronts, with antitrust investigations ongoing in the US, the EU, India, Argentina...

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