Month: July 2014

Honey supplier caught in a sticky situation

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC continues to crack down on false or misleading representations credence claims by food businesses, this time in relation to honey. The ACCC issued three infringement notices to Basfoods (Aust) Pty Ltd in relation...

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The wurst has happened

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As reported by our European colleagues, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed a 338 million euro fine on 21 sausage manufacturers and 33 individuals involved in concluding price-fixing agreements. This comes...

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EU Alert: Paying for delays

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues in the EU recently reported on the European Commission imposing fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU...

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Carbon Tax gets the boot

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the repeal of the carbon tax by the Commonwealth Parliament, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been granted new powers to take enforcement action in relation to the new obligations imposed on businesses...

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The latest cartel enforcement statistics for the EC, released at the end of the financial year, indicate that the volume of cartel cases being decided and the fines imposed in the EU continue to increase....

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McDonald’s Brazil in a (Mc)Flurry

July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s – the official restaurant of the FIFA Brazil World Cup – has been cleared of abuse of dominance allegations against its Brazilian subsidiary by the country’s antitrust regulator. The Conselho de Administrativo de Defesa...

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Cartel offender takes action against EU

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we reported on the first successful extradition of a foreign national for criminal anti-competitive conduct. In April 2014, Italian citizen Romano Pisciotti was extradited to the United States from Germany for bid-rigging conduct...

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