Sector: Government

Unfair terms and B2B now meant to be?

February 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s just a mere forty three words in a fifty page Coalition platform paper for Government.  However, within this small paragraph lie huge regulatory, economic and political implications likely to reignite fierce debate. The Abbott...

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MyCC hardens its enforcement stance

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It has been one year since the enforcement of the Malaysian Competition Act and the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is strongly flexing its muscles and hardening its approach to enforcement. In a speech marking the...

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What do Bing Lee, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Radio Rentals and Winning Appliances all have in common?  They’re all members of the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia (“NARTA”), a large independent electrical buying group....

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Regulators attend China Competition Forum

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Susan Ning, Kate Peng and Yunlong Zhang from our Beijing office have posted over on King & Wood Mallesons’ China Law Insight blog about the first China Competition Policy Forum.  The forum was attended by the Directors-General...

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No more delay on reverse payments

January 11, 2013 | 1 Comments

Louise Beange has written an interesting post on our sister blog, IP Whiteboard, about the decision by the US Supreme Court to hear a dispute over the legality of ‘pay-for-delay’ or reverse-payment agreements between patent...

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Thai take aways

December 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 14 December 2012, the Federal Court of Australia imposed a $7.5M penalty on Thai Airways for its role in entering into and giving effect to a price-fixing understanding to fix in respect of cargo...

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On 18 November 2012, Lisa Huett had a great interview on BRR Media about developments in competition law during 2012, considering which  sectors may be under the spotlight next year. Lisa also looked into the...

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Restaurants avoid second serving

December 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Commonwealth Government is proposing to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 to exclude restaurant and café surcharges from the single pricing requirement in the Australian Consumer Law...

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Shedding light on the pre-assessment process

December 17, 2012 | 1 Comments

Since 2010, the ACCC has been conducting what it terms ‘pre-assessments’ of mergers. Pre-assessments refer to an assessment of a merger ‘on the papers’, as distinct to a substantive investigation of the merger under the...

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Growing the penalty pie

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The value of a Commonwealth penalty unit is set to increase for the first time in 15 years.  Penalty units are used to determine the amount payable for criminal and civil penalties under a range...

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