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August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 8 August 2014 the Federal Court dismissed a challenge by Moses and Paul Obeid to the validity of “155 notices” issued by the ACCC.  The notices were issued against the Obeids following a report...

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Playing ball and bearing the $2m burden

October 21, 2013 | 1 Comments

On 18 October 2013, the Federal Court imposed pecuniary penalties of $2 million against Koyo Australia Pty Ltd, a supplier of ball bearings, for engaging in cartel conduct. As outlined in our previous post, Koyo...

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US shut down

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

A US Government shutdown began on 1 October 2013 after Congress failed to pass a spending bill to fund government operations for the next fiscal year. Until Congress can agree on funding, non-essential government services...

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Sharing is caring

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 25 September 2013, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a joint model waiver of confidentiality to facilitate cooperation with foreign competition authorities when considering multi-jurisdictional mergers and civil...

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South Africa presses play on media merger

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 7 August 2013, the South African Competition Commission cleared the second stage of the sale of Independent News & Media South Africa (Pty) Ltd (INMSA), a South African publishing company, subject to conditions relating...

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ECJ Rules the (Twenty) Seven Kingdoms*

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a case that revels in the name Bundeswettbewerbsbehoerde, Bundeskartellanwalt v Schenker & Co and Others, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that companies cannot rely on a decision by a national court,...

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Well fine then…

July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In June, Germany’s competition regulator published new guidelines on the setting of fines for cartel conduct, in response to a recent decision by the Federal Court of Justice. Under German law, a company found to...

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Following our earlier post on the Federal Government’s nomination of ACCC Commissioners, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury today announced that Dr Michael Schaper and Ms Sarah Court have been reappointed, and Ms Cristina Cifuentes appointed, as...

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May the force be with Disney

December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a little film called Star Wars was released into theatres, spawning an entire universe of movies, books, comics and even a religious movement. 35 years...

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Back in 2005, a number of merchants commenced class actions against Visa and Mastercard, alleging the companies had conspired with US banks to fix credit card processing fees, at around 2 per cent of the...

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