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.

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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