Competition

ACCC authorises Brookfield / Origin acquisition on the basis that public benefits based on decarbonisation commitments outweigh competition impacts ...

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On 19 July 2023, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Agencies) jointly released a draft of their updated Merger Guidelines for public comment (Guidelines). The Guidelines will consolidate, revise...

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ACCC and AER announce joint investigation into potential price gouging by energy companies

Lights Out on Price Gouging

June 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

ACCC and AER announce joint investigation into potential price gouging by energy companies amid Australian power crisis....

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Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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ASIC has released an interim report prepared by Deloitte Access Economics reviewing competition in the Australian managed funds industry, finding that the industry is competitive and highlighting areas for improvement. The review is the...

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The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Peters Ice Cream) in the first exclusive dealing action commenced by the ACCC in approximately two years....

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gun jumping

Shots fired at “gun jumping” cartel

March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cryosite has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $1.05 million in penalties in Australia's first “gun jumping” cartel conduct case....

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Singapore's Competition and Consumer Commission acts to block the sale of Uber’s Southeast Asian business to Grab on the basis it would substantially lessen competition in the market for ride-hailing platform services...

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On 22 March 2018, Dowsett J delivered judgment on penalties in ASIC v Cassimatis, the long running litigation related to the collapse of Storm Financial. The judgment provides interesting insights as to the Court’s...

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The ACCC’s priority focus on anti-competitive behaviour in the commercial construction sector lays solid foundations for 2018....

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