Jurisdiction: New Zealand

The New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has been busy on the criminal enforcement front.  Weeks after it successfully completed its first criminal prosecution under the New Zealand Crimes Act (see our previous post), the NZCC...

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NZCC shows its crime fighting badge

September 30, 2013 | 1 Comments

The New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has successfully completed its first criminal prosecution under the New Zealand Crimes Act, with a former company director sentenced to home detention for 10 months.  This is the first...

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Baxter/Gambro gets ACCC tick of approval

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adding to the regulatory approvals in China (blogged about in our previous post), New Zealand and Europe, the ACCC has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Gambro AB by Baxter International...

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Virgin and Air NZ cleared for further take off

September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from the ACCC’s draft decision in July, the ACCC has issued its final decision to re-authorise the alliance between Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, subject to specified conditions.  The decision authorises the...

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NZCC packages up Visy’s liability

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the High Court of New Zealand ordered packaging giant Visy Board Pty Ltd (Visy) to pay a NZ$3.6 million fine for price fixing.  Visy was found to have conspired to fix the prices...

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The ACCC has issued a draft decision proposing to conditionally re-authorise the Australasian alliance between Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand for a further 3 years. The arrangements between the carriers, including alliance and code...

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NZ gets ‘hard-core’ on cartels

May 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

Significant reforms to New Zealand competition law are one step closer following a recommendation by the Commerce Select Committee that the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (the Bill) be passed with various amendments....

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The clearances keep coming with the Unites States, Australia, New Zealand and the European Union’s competition authorities having all unconditionally cleared the merger of two of the world’s biggest publishing houses, Penguin and Random House. ...

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Sky is the limit for Qantas and Emirates

March 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

Easter has come early for Qantas and Emirates as the ACCC today granted final conditional authorisation for their global airline alliance, allowing the two airline partners to coordinate their passenger and cargo operations until 31...

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ACCC and NZCC confirm their co-operation

March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 27 February 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) entered into a Co-operation Agreement, allowing the NZCC to share compulsorily-acquired information with, and provide investigative assistance...

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