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Big changes ahead for the unfair contract term laws

Australia - November 11 2020 The laws of unfair contract terms (UCT) have been a hot topic in 2020. The ACCC has been actively enforcing the law and calling for penalties to…

Adrian Kuti, Bruce Lloyd, Elizabeth Richmond, Kirsten Webb, Michael Corrigan, Mihkel Wilding, Peter Sise, Steven Klimt.

Penalties for breach of National Energy Laws set to increase under proposed three-tier framework: consultation now open

Australia - July 23 2020 Market participants should be considering the appropriateness of the classification of tiers, and preparing for increased enforcement by the AER…

Dan Howard, Faith Taylor, Romany Sloan, Sian-Lee Ooi.

Landmark EU General Court ruling on Hutchinson-Telefónica UK merger reframes the threshold for proving competitive harm

Australia, European Union - June 25 2020 The ACCC has concerns that Australian courts permit mergers too easily. A recent European case shows that the ACCC has a much easier task in…

ACCC's amended Australian cartel immunity change now excludes concerted practices - so self-report carefully

Australia - September 6 2019 If you are considering self-reporting potential cartel conduct or a concerted practice, seek legal advice to ensure your business is fully aware of…

Alexander Vial, Bruce Lloyd, Elizabeth Richmond, Kirsten Webb, Michael Corrigan, Shirley-Anne Hu.

Review of Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism underway, and closes soon

Australia - August 22 2019 The review is being conducted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019. The…

Paul Burton.