Month: April 2014

Hand him over

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

The US Department of Justice recently announced that it had successfully extradited the first foreign national on antitrust (competition law) charges, indicating that the US government will continue its forceful approach to pursuing foreign executives...

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Wein’s world the sequel

April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Abbott Government has announced significant changes to federal franchising law, proposed to come into effect from 1 January 2015. The changes stem from the recommendations in relation to the Franchising Code of Conduct made...

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The Federal Court has drawn a clear line as to what fuel discounts major supermarkets are able to offer in excess of 4 cents per litre. The two decisions follow the ACCC’s applications to enforce...

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To be or not to be Australian Made

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Only a week after a new inquiry was announced into country of origin food labelling (blogged about here), the ACCC has published guidance, the Country of origin claims and Australian Consumer Law Guide (Guide), to...

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Last week the ACCC released its draft Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct April 2014 (Draft Policy) and draft Frequently Asked Questions (Draft FAQs) for public comment.  This release of the Draft Policy and...

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ACCC the subject of penalty envy

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comments

In March, ASIC published a report that contrasts the penalties available to it for enforcement corporate wrongdoing with those available to regulators in overseas jurisdictions for similar types of conduct and to other regulators in...

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Doors open at the CMA

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 1 April 2014, significant reforms to the UK competition law regime came into effect. Most significantly, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission are replaced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). ...

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Country of origin claims are back in the political spotlight again with the Chairman of the House of Representatives Agriculture and Industry Committee, Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey, recently announcing a new inquiry into country of...

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Is Breaking Up Hard to Do?

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 6 March 2014, Senator Xenophon introduced a private member’s Bill intended to give the Federal Court power to order corporations to reduce their market share or power if they breach the prohibition on the misuse...

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