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ACCC cracks down on price fixing implications for suppliers and agents

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • July 24 2014

Two recent cases - ACCC v ANZ and ACCC v Flight Centre - have examined the notion of competition between principals and agents. The main issues in

Consumer goods and retail industry competition bulletin - July 2014

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

The European Commission has unconditionally cleared the proposed acquisition by Suntory Beverage & Food Limited of GlaxoSmithKline's Ribena and

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

AGL determination shines a light on the merger authorisation process

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 15 2014

In Brief On 25 June 2014, the Australian Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) granted AGL Energy Limited (AGL) authorisation to acquire the assets of

Titan Marketing ordered by consent to pay $750,000 in penalties

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2014

On 11 June 2014, the Federal Court ordered by consent Titan Marketing Pty Ltd (Titan) to pay $750,000 in penalties for: engaging in unconscionable

ACCC takes action following alleged Egg cartel attempt

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2014

On 28 May 2014, the ACCC instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against: the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL); two egg producing

Nine Harvey Norman franchisees ordered to pay total penalties of $234,000 for misleading consumers

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

The Federal Court recently ordered a further three Harvey Norman franchisees, Gordon Superstore Pty Ltd, Mandurvit Pty Ltd, and Avitalb Pty Ltd, to

Taxsmart to repay franchise fees for misleading conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2014

On 16 May 2014, in proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court ordered by consent that Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd, Taxsmart Franchising Pty Ltd

Freight forwarding cartel and agreed penalty settlements: “The Gardening Club” finally pruned

  • Wilson Harle
  • -
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • -
  • May 31 2014

The last participant in an international freight forwarders' price fixing cartel has finally been dealt with by the New Zealand High Court, in a case

$3 million penalty for bearings cartel conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 30 2014

On 13 May 2014, the Federal Court ordered by consent that NSK Australia Pty Ltd (NSK) pay total penalties of $3 million for its involvement in cartel