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Federal government’s “action plan” for Australia will the direct selling sector be affected?
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • December 2 2014

In November 2014 the Australia federal government released its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda (the Agenda), a report1 outlining the

Food law: quick bites and upcoming calendar
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

The ACCC is seeking leave to appeal the Federal Court decision dismissing its case against Pfizer for alleged misuse of market power and exclusive

Harper Review - implications for the private health insurance industry
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 10 2015

On 31 March 2015 the final report of the Competition Policy Review Panel chaired by Professor Ian Harper (Harper Review) was released. The Harper

ACCC opposes Healthscope's proposed acquisition of Brunswick Private Hospital
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • June 30 2014

On 12 June 2014, the ACCC announced that it will oppose the proposed acquisition of Brunswick Private Hospital by Healthscope Limited (Healthscope

Australian Federal Court decides protecting your brand against generic pharmaceuticals is not a misuse of market power
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • March 18 2015

In a decision which will be welcomed by many pharmaceutical companies the Federal Court of Australia recently dismissed proceedings instituted by the

ACCC imposes strict transparency provisions on updated Medicines Australia Code of Conduct
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 28 2014

Roll-out of a new edition of Medicines Australia’s Code of Conduct has struck a roadblock, with the ACCC requesting that Medicines Australia amend

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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

Australian court fines Baxter almost A$5 million for abuse of market power
  • Rajah & Tann Asia LLP
  • Australia
  • October 18 2010

On 26 August 2010, The Full Federal Court of Australia imposed a penalty of A$4,9 million on Baxter Healthcare Pty Limited (‘Baxter’)for violations of section 46 (taking advantage of market power) and section 47 (exclusive dealing) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (‘TPA’

ACCC proposes to reauthorise collective negotiations by rural doctors
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 11 2013

On 28 August 2013, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to allow the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and its state

The competition and IP intersect
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 13 2014

In a move which will be closely watched by the pharmaceutical industry, the ACCC has commenced proceedings against Pfizer alleging breaches of the