Month: February 2013

ACCC targets Visa

February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 4 February 2012, the ACCC launched proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Visa for breaches of the misuse of market power and exclusive dealing provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010....

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As we reported in our previous post, a number of antitrust regulators around the world have been investigating arrangements between publishers and Apple which were alleged to restrict retail competition and raise the retail prices...

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Google comes up trumps in High Court appeal

February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 6 February 2013, the High Court upheld Google’s appeal, finding that it was not responsible for any misleading or deceptive representations contained in advertisements placed by its customers . In their alert, available here,...

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‘Cause you’ve gotta have FRANDs

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 21 December 2012, the European Commission issued Samsung with a Statement of Objections in relation to Samsung’s conduct in the recent Apple-Samsung litigation saga. The EC’s preliminary view is that Samsung’s request for injunctions...

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Beer o’clock

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we reported in November 2012, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of the balance of Mexico-based Grupo Modelo (of which is already owns 50%), continues to face considerable anti-trust scrutiny.  On 31 January 2013, the US...

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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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The ACCC on the lookout for lemons

February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from our 12 tips for a safer Christmas, it seems that the ACCC has had a busy few months protecting us all from unsafe products.  Between October and December 2012 it reported 116 separate...

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Unfair terms and B2B now meant to be?

February 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s just a mere forty three words in a fifty page Coalition platform paper for Government.  However, within this small paragraph lie huge regulatory, economic and political implications likely to reignite fierce debate. The Abbott...

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