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Amazon makes it onto Deliveroo’s menu while ACCC works up an appetite for Qantas

Australia, United Kingdom - October 22 2020 When minority shareholdings trigger investigations The UK’s competition watchdog has approved Amazon’s 16% slice out of online food delivery company…

ACCC loses Woolworths appeal over forecasting theory failure

Australia - October 9 2020 On 29 September 2020, the Full Federal Court unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)…

Eyes in the back of its head

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA - September 7 2020 The ACCC, US Department of Justice, US Federal Trade Commission, UK Competition and Markets Authority, New Zealand Commerce Commission and Competition…

Planning ahead during uncertain times? ACCC and AER confirm strategic priorities

Australia - September 4 2020 On 31 August 2020, the ACCC and AER released their Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2021 (the Plan). The Plan refreshes the regulators’ key strategic…

ACCC pays the price - TPG wins against the ACCC in prepayment case, again

Australia - August 24 2020 The Full Federal Court has unanimously dismissed the ACCC’s appeal against TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG) in relation to the marketing and sale of TPG’s…

Not beating ACCCount the bush: ACCC reports on the January to March Quarter

Australia - August 18 2020 The ACCC has published its quarterly ACCCount report for 1 January to 31 March 2020, providing some insight into its performance and activities over…

Nigerian polymer banknotes and millions in damages: A rare High Court ruling on misleading or deceptive conduct

Australia - August 14 2020 On 5 August 2020, the High Court of Australia allowed an appeal in Berry v CCL Secure Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 27 about the calculation of damages for a…

Immunity from treble damages for cooperation

USA - July 30 2020 The US Congress recently passed a bill which preserves the restriction of damages against immunity applicants defending private enforcement…

ACCC authorisations keep industries afloat during COVID-19

Australia - July 17 2020 Faced with the changing tides of market forces, competitors are normally forced to sink or swim, solo. But in the face of COVID-19, the ACCC’s power…

Harper Reforms cross the Tasman Sea - NZ announces major reforms to competition laws

New Zealand - July 15 2020 Following almost half a decade of consultation, the New Zealand Government has announced a range of major reforms to NZ’s competition laws, including…