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The ACCC consults on sweeping reforms for digital markets

Australia - March 3 2022 The ACCC has formally opened consultations on whether Australia’s competition and consumer law regime (including merger laws) needs digital…

Patrick Clark, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi

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…

Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi, Gila Segall, 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…

Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi, Gila Segall

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Managing competition issues whilst allowing businesses to collaborate (Australia)

Australia - April 9 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rush of applications to the ACCC seeking to authorise coordination as between competitors which might…

Annabel Garrard, Sarah Benbow, Patrick Gay, Saloni Sharma, Nikita Sivakumaran

ACCC continues focus on tech and essential services as part of broad ranging priorities

Australia - February 26 2020 The ACCC’s 2020 enforcement priorities provide an insight into its focus areas and a preview of matters that are likely to develop over the course of…

Kate French