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Fostering relationships with regulators

Australia - September 15 2022 It is common for businesses to perceive, and treat, regulators as hostile adversaries - and they often are. However, for many large and complex…

Ian Reynolds

A farewell to Sims: ACCC releases 2022-23 priorities

Australia - March 7 2022 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its annual Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2022-23. The report was…

Jodi Gray, Sebastian Lynch, Ian Reynolds

A seismic shift: what the ACCC’s proposed merger control reforms could mean for companies doing business in Australia

Australia - October 6 2021 Although merger litigation is rare in Australia, the ACCC has lost every merger challenge that it has brought in the past 20 years, including several…

Jodi Gray, Ian Reynolds

ACCC announces comprehensive proposals to reform Australian merger laws and review processes

Australia - August 30 2021 The ACCC has announced its much anticipated proposals for merger law reform. The proposals represent a seismic shift in approach and, if implemented…

Jodi Gray, Ian Reynolds

Last port of call: ACCC obtains access-regime style commitments in lieu of penalties in TasPorts case

Australia - May 19 2021 The ACCC’s first enforcement action under the reformed misuse of market power prohibition in section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010…

Jodi Gray, Patrick Keane