Sector: Regulators

Authorisation stations!

May 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

On 6 May 2013 the ACCC released revised Draft Authorisation Guidelines for public comment. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 permits the ACCC to authorise certain conduct which may otherwise contravene the competition provisions of...

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Virgin Australia’s much touted “Game Change” commercial strategy is another step closer to realisation after the ACCC decided not to oppose its acquisition of 60% of Tiger Airways Australia. The decision, announced by the ACCC...

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ACCC Chairman Rod Sims recently addressed the National Press Club (the speech is available here) on the subject of economic philosophy and the role of the ACCC in Australia’s market economy.  In addition to reviewing...

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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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At the end of December 2012, three of China’s anti-monopoly regulators, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), made public their...

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The ACCC to be re-ENERGISED

February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Federal Government has asked for approval from the leaders of the states and territories for its three nominations for commissioners to the ACCC, each for a five year term: Dr Michael Schaper and Sarah...

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Canadian Competition Bureau cracks down

February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

After four months in the job, the head of the Canadian Competition Bureau (“the Bureau”), John Pecman, has revealed the Bureau’s priorities for the coming years. The “…three priorities for the Bureau are: benefitting Canadians,...

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The UK Government is signalling possible changes to the UK’s national competition law regime.  It has just introduced a raft of reform proposals aimed at facilitating collective damages actions and enabling victims to pursue compensation for...

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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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