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Bill proposing civil penalties and other changes to unfair contract terms regime introduced to Parliament

Australia - February 16 2022 On 9 February 2022, legislation amending the unfair contract terms (UCT) regime was introduced into Parliament. The amendments are included in the…

Philip Aitken, Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi, April Whitehead

Treasury proposes civil penalties and other changes to unfair contract terms regime

Australia - September 2 2021 Among other proposals, a civil penalty regime is proposed for standard form contracts containing unfair contract terms which, if passed into law…

Philip Aitken, Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi

Shipwrecked in the Federal Court: ACCC suffers comprehensive loss against NSW Ports

Australia - August 2 2021 The Federal Court has handed down its decision in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v NSW Ports Operations Hold Co Pty Ltd [2021] FCA…

Liza Carver, Jennifer Catterson, Linda Evans, Jared Peut

Full Federal Court gives Epic Games the green light to continue in its Australian proceedings against Apple - implications for competition enforcement

Australia - July 19 2021 The Epic Games (Epic) v Apple proceedings are back in action, with the Full Court overturning the primary judge’s stay of the proceedings. Epic is…

Liza Carver, Tomas Kemmery, Christine Wong

Consumer Law penalties ramping up to deter breaches

Australia - September 5 2018 Legislation has passed which significantly increases maximum penalties under the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC Chair said of the increase…

Phillipa Bergin-Fischer, Camille Sullivan