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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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ACCCount on me, says the ACCC

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

ACCC publishes report on activities for the last quarter of 2019, highlighting the regulator’s key wins, decisions and inquiries in the period...

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ACCCount Report acccounts for a number of firsts

November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hot off the heels of its Annual Report the ACCC has published its quarterly ACCCount report for July – September 2019....

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The ACCC has published its 2018/19 Annual Report, providing us with an in-depth look at its operations for the year....

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Naut so fast

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

After more than four years of investigations by the ACCC, on 23 August 2019 the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) charged Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (WWO), a Norwegian-based global shipping company, with criminal cartel...

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The sea of penalties for criminal cartel conduct is slowly deepening. On 2 August 2019, the Federal Court imposed the largest ever penalty for criminal cartel conduct under the CCA, fining K-Line $34.5 million for giving...

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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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