Jurisdiction: New Zealand

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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While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has received little attention from the Australian media of late, the formulation of this multilateral agreement may have significant implications for Australian competition law. If you are wondering what...

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On 8 March 2013, the NZ Commerce Commission published draft Authorisation Guidelines and Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines for public consultation. The Authorisation Guidelines outline the NZCC’s approach when considering authorisations of transactions that may otherwise...

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Interim take off for Qantas and Emirates

January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has today granted conditional interim authorisation to Qantas and Emirates for their proposed alliance.  The interim authorisation allows the two airlines to commence planning and undertake preliminary steps to prepare for the proposed...

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On 23 November 2012, the NZ Commerce Commission published its Enforcement Response Guidelines, describing how the NZCC enforces New Zealand’s fair trading, competition and credit contract laws. Read together with the NZCC’s Model Litigant Policy and Enforcement Criteria, the Guidelines...

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New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has reached a settlement with insurer IAG New Zealand Limited after it admitted to breaching the NZ Fair Trading Act in relation to more than 150,000 insurance policies. As a result...

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In the past week, the ACCC and New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) have both defeated challenges to the prosecution of cartel conduct engaged in by companies that operate on an international scale. In Australia, the...

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