Litigation

Tug of War: ACCC v TasPorts

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against TasPorts claiming that TasPorts misused its market power in the supply of marine services at certain Tasmanian ports in an attempt to 'capsize' an emerging competitor, Engage Marine....

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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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Misleading promise of ocean views leaves home owners feeling salty: Federal Court awards damages for misleading or deceptive conduct and tort of deceit in relation to sale of land in undeveloped, subdivided estate. The...

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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 ACCC and AER's Corporate Plan highlights strategic priorities and areas of focus for 2019-20. Here's a helicopter overview of what you need to know....

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The latest version of the ACCCount recaps the ACCC’s highlights and key milestones during April to June 2019 quarter....

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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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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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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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