Sector: Energy, resources & projects

The Pilbara saga continues

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The High Court has delivered its decision on Fortescue’s long running attempt to get access to two of Rio Tinto’s railway lines in the Pilbara under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (as it was...

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Breach of undertaking puts acquirer in the poo

September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has announced criminal charges against Progressive Waste Solution Ltd for multiple breaches of a merger consent order under section 66 of the Competition Act 1985. It is alleged that Progressive violated the...

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ACCC all gassed up and ready to go!

August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rod Sims has stuck to his guns when he said that cartels are one of the ACCC’s 2012 enforcement priorities.   Just yesterday, the ACCC instituted civil proceedings in the Federal Court against two gas supply...

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Parliament hasn’t given the ACCC any new powers to perform its role as “carbon cop”, but the Commission’s early track record suggests it’s keeping energy retailers (and others) on their toes. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims...

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The Cardiff Bus Decision is significant (particularly in the context of small markets) as it illustrates that, whilst conduct may be “of minor significance” and statutorily exempted from financial penalty by the OFT, there is...

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Whilst concerns have been raised about the impacts of greater vertical integration in wholesale electricity markets both overseas and here in Australia, the ACCC found enough reasons to think that the markets can cope with...

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Shareholders in Viterra have voted in favour of Glencore’s $C6.1 billion takeover bid, with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the takeover.  While Glencore is active in mining, energy and agriculture, Viterra is an agribusiness...

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The ACCC has announced that it will not oppose AGL Energy’s proposed acquisition of Loy Yang Power.  Loy Yang Power owns Victoria’s largest power station and provides approximately one third of Victoria’s power requirements.  AGL...

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Third-line forcing occurs when a supplier agrees to supply its goods/services to a customer on condition that the customer acquires goods/services of a particular type from an unrelated third person specified by the supplier.  This constitutes a...

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