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Higher penalties and strengthened unfair contract terms regime under amendments to Australian Competition and Consumer Law

Australia - November 11 2022 The Federal Government has amended the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) to increase maximum penalties for contraventions of Australia’s…

Philip Aitken, Benjamin Lyon, Nicola Magyary

Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide 2022

Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - June 30 2022 We are pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide. Since the previous edition…

Howard Chan, Patrick Clark, Linda Evans, Patrick Gay, Adelaide Luke, Ban Leong Oo, Stephanie Panayi, Joel Rheuben, Sakurayuki, Warathorn Wongsawangsiri, Frances Xu

Global Bank Review: Clearing the fog - does your ESG agenda raise competition concerns?

Global - November 9 2021 As ESG rises up corporate agendas, competition authorities face a challenge in supporting progressive collaboration without allowing harm to…

Susan Black, Adelaide Luke, Stephanie Panayi, Joel Rheuben, Natalia Rodriguez, Joe Williams

Proposed merger reforms: ACCC seeks to increase power to block deals

Australia - August 31 2021 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed radical changes to the way mergers are regulated in Australia recommending the…

Liza Carver, Linda Evans, Patrick Gay

Port of Newcastle to remain unregulated, but time-frames to be reviewed

Australia - February 19 2021 In a decision that will be welcomed by many of Australia’s port operators, for the second time in less than two years, the Federal Treasurer has…

Paul Burton, Liza Carver, Linda Evans, Patrick Gay