Jurisdiction: Australia

Banking inquiry

ACCC banking on further inquiry

October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Regulator pushing for inquiry into competition in retail banking...

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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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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published helpful guidance on use of the term ‘natural’ and related claims when advertising therapeutic goods to the public. After considerable public and targeted consultation, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)...

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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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UPdate on the IP exemption repeal

May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week, King & Wood Mallesons attended the annual conference of the Licensing Executives Society Australia & New Zealand to hear Parnos Munyard, the ACCC’s Director of Advocacy & Law Reform, discuss the repeal of...

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After more than seven months of review, the ACCC announced its opposition to the $15 billion proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd and TPG Telecom Limited. The ACCC’s decision is based on...

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AP Eagers is the first to take the ACCC’s new merger authorisation process out for a spin. Authorisation is by far the road less travelled. What points will AP Eagers need to drive home to...

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