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Winter is coming

May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel will be feeling the heat this winter after the ACCC instituted proceedings on 8 May 2013 against the two companies for false and misleading claims about the origins of...

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Bytecard is the first to get bitten

April 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

Bytecard Pty. Limited (better known as Netspeed Internet Communications) (Bytecard), an internet service provider, is the first company to be taken to court by the ACCC under the new unfair contract terms provisions of the...

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Cheers for the Beers

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has dropped its case seeking to block Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) proposed acquisition of the remaining shares in Grupo Modelo (Modelo) that it does not already own (blogged about...

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Narta told NO!

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following up on our post earlier this year, Narta International Pty Ltd (Narta), the largest independent electrical buying group in Australasia, was denied authorisation for proposed arrangements allowing it to set a minimum advertising price...

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KWM ahead of the pack in Competition

April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that partners Sharon Henrick and Wayne Leach were amongst the winners at the 3rd Annual Global Competition Review Awards held in Washington on 9 April 2013. The “Merger Control Matter...

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Banks get a boost in US Libor case

April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 29 March 2013, US Federal District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald handed down a 161 page judgment dismissing a significant proportion of the class actions against banks involved in the Libor (London interbank offered rate)...

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The clearances keep coming with the Unites States, Australia, New Zealand and the European Union’s competition authorities having all unconditionally cleared the merger of two of the world’s biggest publishing houses, Penguin and Random House. ...

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Think before you jump this Easter

March 21, 2013 | 1 Comments

Following a recent survey of over 650 people, conducted by Kidsafe Western Australia on behalf of the ACCC, the ACCC is warning parents and carers about safe trampoline practices.  The survey revealed that nearly 40%...

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Homeopathy Plus! not immune from the ACL

March 7, 2013 | 1 Comments

On 21 February 2013, the ACCC instituted proceedings against Homeopathy Plus! Australia Pty Ltd (“Homeopathy Plus!”) in the Federal Court of Australia over misleading and deceptive claims on its website regarding the effectiveness of the...

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There has been much speculation in the media surrounding the ACCC’s investigation of Coles and Woolworths.  Rod Sims, the Chairman of the ACCC, commented on the situation as part of Senate estimates on 13 February...

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