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16 December 2018
A Bill to remove the competition law exemption which currently applies to certain types of transactions involving intellectual property (IP) rights is before the Australian Federal Parliament and expected to become law in early 2019. IP owners will need to review...
15 November 2018
Key issues ACCC has reviewed some 281 mergers in the period, with 90% subject to short form review First gun jumping merger case was brought by the ACCC as well as its first case brought for an anti-competitive merger proposal involving alleged agreements to...
26 February 2018
On 22 December 2017, the Federal Court dismissed the proceedings by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) against PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd (Cussons) for alleged cartel conduct also involving Unilever and Colgate in respect of the supply...
17 November 2017
On 6 November 2017 significant changes to Australia's competition laws commenced, that is, the legislative response to the key recommendations of the 2015 Competition Policy Review (Harper Review). This update provides an overview of the key changes to the...
22 September 2017
The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) (BSA Bill), which will remove some of Australia's outdated media ownership laws, was passed by the Senate on 14 September 2017. The BSA Bill has now returned to the House of...
The implications for Australian companies navigating the new section 46 misuse of market power test after the European court of justice decision in intel
20 September 2017
General Counsel and boards of large Australian companies may have been considering the practical implications of the new section 46 "effects test" in the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). In this briefing we consider the implications of...
28 August 2017
Substantive changes to the misuse of market power prohibition of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) were passed by both houses of Australia's parliament on 15 August 2017. Once implemented, these reforms will introduce an 'effects' style...
10 August 2017
On 3 August 2017, his Honour Justice Wigney delivered the first criminal cartel judgment under the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) against Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a Japanese shipping line. The decision...
7 July 2017
Proposed changes to Australia's competition and consumer law framework.
30 June 2017
As part of its 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government announced a range of measures impacting Australia's financial sector. Most controversially, the Government will impose a “major bank levy” on Australia’s five major domestic banks, which...