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Australia’s first criminal cartel case - what’s the difference?
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • September 27 2016

On 18 July 2016, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a Japanese global shipping giant, pleaded guilty to criminal cartel conduct charges laid against

Competition Law Bulletin
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Australia, Brazil, China, European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, USA
  • September 11 2016

On June 8, 2016, Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) approved Wal-Mart’s application to remove restrictive conditions on its acquisition of a 33.6 stake

Media Reform Update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 7 2016

The Government has reintroduced changes to the media ownership and control laws under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth) (BSA). The

Doing Business in Australia
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • OECD, USA, Australia, Global, Hong Kong
  • September 7 2016

The Commonwealth of Australia comprises a federation of six States: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western

Court clarifies when the ACCC can put your assets in the deep freeze in consumer harm cases
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

Freezing orders under the ACL are to preserve assets to meet orders for compensation, but not to preserve assets to meet pecuniary penalties

The Regulator’s Net
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2016

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has used his annual address to the Law Council of Australia (available here) to outline the ACCC’s continuing priority areas:

Registering designs for new products can be a fan-tastic way to protect yourself
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

Businesses intending to sell products embodying a new design should consider registering that design with IP Australia, if they want to stop

You win some, you lose some
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 11 2016

In proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court recently found that Italian cable giant Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi S.r.l. (Prysmian) engaged in

A swift authorisation decision in the marine freight industry
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

On 28 July 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) published the reasons for its decision to authorise the proposed acquisition by Sea

Australia Seeks Tougher Penalties and Makes Increased Use of Commitments in Settlements
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • August 9 2016

We have in recent alerts discussed the increasingly aggressive enforcement activities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission