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China changes its rule book

November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In their recent Community Week article, our SJ Berwin colleagues have written about recent reforms in Chinese law that allow for private actions against government bodies for abuse of administrative power.  The article notes that...

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Reebok runs into more regulator trouble

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in January we posted about the ACCC commencing proceedings against Reebok Australia Pty Ltd (“Reebok”).  In October the Federal Court made consent orders requiring Reebok to pay a pecuniary penalty of $350,000 and comply...

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Two Obeid, or not to obeid

November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 30 October 2014, in an expedited full court hearing in the Federal Court, two sons of former NSW government minister Eddie Obeid argued their appeal of a decision confirming the validity of a compulsory...

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Hot off the press, the ACCC has released its updated Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct (Updated Policy). As previously blogged, the ACCC engaged in targeted consultation in 2013 and early 2014 in order...

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ACCC puts blender supplier in a spin

August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In May, we reported on the ACCC’s investigation into a KitchenAid supplier, resulting in Peter McInnes Pty Ltd giving the ACCC a court enforceable undertaking to refrain from engaging in resale price maintenance for two...

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Our London colleagues at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin have provided an update on interesting developments in activity by the Swiss antitrust regulator targeting exclusive rebate schemes, which has some parallels with enforcement action...

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Honey supplier caught in a sticky situation

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC continues to crack down on false or misleading representations credence claims by food businesses, this time in relation to honey. The ACCC issued three infringement notices to Basfoods (Aust) Pty Ltd in relation...

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The wurst has happened

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As reported by our European colleagues, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed a 338 million euro fine on 21 sausage manufacturers and 33 individuals involved in concluding price-fixing agreements. This comes...

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New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has reached a settlement with insurer IAG New Zealand Limited after it admitted to breaching the NZ Fair Trading Act in relation to more than 150,000 insurance policies. As a result...

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Justice Bennett v Justin Bieber

September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by two Australian mobile premium service providers against an earlier judgment that particular advertisements were misleading or likely to mislead consumers about continuing premium rate mobile phone...

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