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Unfair contract term penalties are fast approaching! Over the last few weeks, we have dived into a number of topics related to UCTs....

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Overseas service ready for takeoff

February 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Amendments have broadened the scope for serving originating applications or section 155 notices on persons outside Australia...

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A fair warning on Unfair Contract Terms

September 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fujifilm decision a timely reminder for businesses of the escalating risks associated with unfair contract terms...

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The New Zealand Government has announced a range of major reforms to NZ’s competition laws, including a relatively controversial proposal to introduce an “effects test” for abuse of dominance and remove various intellectual property exemptions...

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The ACCC and AER's Corporate Plan highlights strategic priorities and areas of focus for 2019-20. Here's a helicopter overview of what you need to know....

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New Zealand joins the criminal cartel club

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of gestation, New Zealand law now provides criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct, in a similar form to Australia’s laws that are about to experience their tenth birthday....

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With Federal Parliament already considering increases to the maximum pecuniary penalties for non-compliance with certain sections of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) (see our article here), a Bill to implement other changes to ACL was...

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ACCC resolves to re-think its approach to penalties based on OECD report finding that average Australian penalties are substantially lower than those imposed in comparable jurisdictions for breaches of competition law...

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February was a frenetic month: the ACCC released its 2018 priorities, two Bills on the ACL were released and the Productivity Commission released its draft report on competition in the Australian Financial System....

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Competition law reforms take effect

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After four years of consultation and debate, some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws came into effect yesterday....

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