Cartels

A year on from the consolidation of China’s competition regulatory functions into the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), and just over a decade from the introduction of the Antimonopoly Law (AML), partners from KWM's...

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New Zealand joins the criminal cartel club

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of gestation, New Zealand law now provides criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct, in a similar form to Australia’s laws that are about to experience their tenth birthday....

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The ACCC’s announcement that it has signed a cooperation agreement with the FBI signals its increasingly proactive approach to criminal cartel investigations...

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The prosecution of Country Care is the first to prosecute an Australian company and individuals. The progress of the case throws up procedural challenges unique to the new criminal cartel jurisdiction. ...

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Businesses who license their IP rights need to act now and review their licensing and assignment arrangements to ensure compliance with the CCA....

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ACCCounting for an emboldened regulator

March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The most recent quarterly ACCCount of the ACCC’s regulatory and enforcement activities paints a picture of a regulator emboldened by the new environment cultivated by the Financial Services Royal Commission....

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Shots fired at “gun jumping” cartel

March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cryosite has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $1.05 million in penalties in Australia's first “gun jumping” cartel conduct case....

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The ACCC’s Annual Report: The Year in Review

October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Still much work to be done...

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ACCC resolves to re-think its approach to penalties based on OECD report finding that average Australian penalties are substantially lower than those imposed in comparable jurisdictions for breaches of competition law...

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February was a frenetic month: the ACCC released its 2018 priorities, two Bills on the ACL were released and the Productivity Commission released its draft report on competition in the Australian Financial System....

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