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Taking ACCCount

November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its quarterly report for September 2013. The report provides an outline of the activities that the ACCC, along with the Australian Energy Regulator, have been involved...

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Baxter/Gambro gets ACCC tick of approval

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adding to the regulatory approvals in China (blogged about in our previous post), New Zealand and Europe, the ACCC has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Gambro AB by Baxter International...

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NZCC packages up Visy’s liability

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the High Court of New Zealand ordered packaging giant Visy Board Pty Ltd (Visy) to pay a NZ$3.6 million fine for price fixing.  Visy was found to have conspired to fix the prices...

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected an appeal made by the Schindler Group against the findings of the General Court in regard to fines imposed by the European Commission (EC) for cartel conduct in...

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It appears that Apple is not the only company in the French Competition Authority’s (FCA) sights. Reports reveal that 40 to 50 FCA officials launched coordinated dawn raids last week on the offices of three...

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Following on from the recent controversy surrounding the investigations into abuse of market power by Apple with regards to e-book pricing (both in Europe and the United States), it has emerged that the ‘Autorité de...

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Following on from our previous post, the Productivity Commission (PC) released its draft report into the National Access Regime on 28 May 2013. The regime, which enables third parties to seek access to infrastructure services...

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The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its report into airport pricing and quality for 2011-2012. The report measures airport performance based upon feedback received from customers, airlines and other stakeholders. The ACCC...

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An adept scam by Adepto

March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week’s Federal Court decision against Adepto Publications Pty Ltd (Adepto) has reinforced the serious penalties that may be imposed on companies, directors and managers for misleading or deceptive conduct. On 26 March 2013, the Federal...

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