Flying high

Published On 02/08/2015 | By Peta Stevenson | Cartels, Enforcement

On Friday, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously allowed the appeal by Flight Centre against the finding that it had attempted to induce a contravention of the price fixing provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974, and determined that the order for Flight Centre to pay pecuniary penalties of $11 million be set aside.

As a consequence, the Full Court also dismissed the cross-appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the size of the penalty originally ordered by the Federal Court.

Read more about the judgment here.

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About The Author

is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where she specialises in competition litigation with experience in a wide range of jurisdictions. Peta also advises clients on the application of the anti-competitive conduct, consumer protection and access provisions of the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and related state legislation. In 2001/02 she undertook her LLM at the University of Cambridge, during which time she developed a passionate if fleeting interest in rowing.

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