Cartels

Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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InCompetition | penalty units

Penalty units balloon

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years....

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ACCC announces 2021 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities...

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The final voyage of Australia's international shipping cartel proceedings docked permanently on 4 February 2021 as the Federal Court of Australia imposed a $24 million fine on Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (Wallenius). Wallenius was fined...

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Pharmaceutical company Alkaloids of Australia and its former export manager charged with criminal cartel offences following ACCC investigation...

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Bringing contempt to ACCCount

October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has demonstrated once again that it will pursue contempt actions in a range of contexts....

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US Congress passes bill to remove the time limit on protection against treble damages, preserving the incentive for whistle blowers....

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Pay-for-delay pharmaceutical agreements have attracted scrutiny from regulators in the US and EU. With last year's repeal of the intellectual property exemption in the CCA, these agreements are at greater risk of Australian regulatory attention...

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On 4 June 2020, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore issued an Infringement Decision against three companies for their involvement in anti-competitive agreements to rig tenders issued by Wildlife Reserves Singapore for the provision...

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How is your business responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This alert examines the key competition and consumer laws that businesses may encounter during this time, discusses how the ACCC, the Courts and the Government...

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