Sector: Industrials

On 30 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released their joint 2013-14 Annual Report. The 390-page report details the actions taken by the ACCC and AER...

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The ACCC forks out more penalties…

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court has by consent ordered penalties totalling $8.3 million against Renegade Gas Pty Ltd (trading as Supagas NSW) (Renegade Gas), Speed-E-Gas (NSW) Pty Ltd (Speed-E-Gas), and three current and former senior officers of those...

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Tyres, Umbrella Claims and Limitation Periods

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In September, our London colleagues Sarah Turnbull and Elaine Whiteford contributed a chapter to the 7th edition of The International Comparative Legal guide to: Competition Litigation 2015. Their chapter discusses a number of significant developments and...

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Cartel offender takes action against EU

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we reported on the first successful extradition of a foreign national for criminal anti-competitive conduct. In April 2014, Italian citizen Romano Pisciotti was extradited to the United States from Germany for bid-rigging conduct...

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Sharon Henrick and Donny Low have written an insightful article on who is the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC). With the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance set to take effect in 2015, and guidelines on different issues...

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Hand him over

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

The US Department of Justice recently announced that it had successfully extradited the first foreign national on antitrust (competition law) charges, indicating that the US government will continue its forceful approach to pursuing foreign executives...

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MyCC strikes again

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the Malaysia Competition Commission’s (MyCC) first ever decision to impose fines on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia for engaging in market sharing arrangements (see our previous post), the MyCC has issued...

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DoJ takes the steering wheel

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a significant development in the ongoing global investigation into price fixing allegations in the car parts industry, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that 9 Japan-based companies and two former executives have agreed...

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Coalition to uproot competition laws?

September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

With the votes counted and Tony Abbott safely claiming a Coalition victory on 7 September 2013, it’s not only the government that is getting a makeover.  As with most elections, the lead up was jam-packed...

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Ball busting

July 19, 2013 | 1 Comments

On Friday, 12 July 2013 the ACCC filed proceedings against Japanese ball bearing manufacturer Koyo Australia Pty Ltd in the Federal Court, seeking pecuniary penalties as well as declarations and injunctions. As the ACCC’s press...

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