Sector: Property, construction & infrastructure

ACCC’s National Consumer Congress

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Preparing for the Future, Today...

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KWM partners Wayne Leach & Andrew Monotti discuss competition law issues arising from the privatisation of state-owned assets, including implications of the Harper Report's recommendations...

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The Hong Kong Government has issued 3 new regulations that take Hong Kong another step closer to fully implementing its new competition law, which is expected to come into full force later this year. How...

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2015 Hot Hits for the ACCC and CMA

January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

To kick start 2015, in this post we analyse recent trends to assess any similarities in enforcement priorities between regulators in the UK and Australia. Our UK team has recently reported on the forecast in the UK...

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CFMEU faces penalties for Boral boycott

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fast facts This is the first secondary boycott case in eight years The last secondary boycott case was also against the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (“CFMEU”) The ACCC is seeking penalties from the...

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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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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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ACCC bears down on cartels

May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 13 May 2014, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $3 million against NSK Australia, a supplier of ball bearings, for engaging in cartel conduct. The proceedings follow on from the ACCC’s proceedings against...

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims recently addressed the University of Wollongong’s SMART International Infrastructure Symposium. The symposium, in its inaugural year, aims to provide a platform for international research and collaboration...

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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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