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It’s only natural: TGA guidelines on ‘natural’ claims in therapeutic goods advertising

Australia - June 13 2019 The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published helpful guidance on use of the term ‘natural’ and related claims when advertising therapeutic…

New Zealand joins the criminal cartel club

Australia, New Zealand - May 24 2019 After years of gestation, New Zealand law now provides criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct, in a similar form to Australia’s laws that are…

ACCC hangs up on proposed TPG and Vodafone merger

Australia - May 17 2019 On 8 May 2019, after more than seven months of review, the ACCC announced its opposition to the $15 billion proposed merger between Vodafone…

AP Eagers road tests the new merger authorisation process

Australia - May 9 2019 AP Eagers is the first to take the ACCC’s new merger authorisation process out for a spin. Authorisation is by far the road less travelled. What…

KAPOW! The ACCC teams up with the FBI to fight crime

Australia - April 22 2019 The ACCC’s recent announcement that it had signed a cooperation agreement with the FBI signals its continuing intention to become increasingly…

One-sided protections are (un)fair game for regulator intervention

Australia - April 5 2019 The ACCC recently announced that three stevedore companies have agreed to make changes to their standard form contracts following an investigation by…

In sickness and in wealth: Country Care cartel prosecution moves to the Federal Court

Australia - March 25 2019 The prosecution of Country Care is the first to prosecute an Australian company and individuals. The progress of the case throws up procedural…

(Ad)Sense of Deja Vu: Google Fined €1.49b for Abuse of Dominance

Australia, European Union - March 21 2019 On 20 March 2019, the European Commission (Commission) announced that it had fined Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. (Google) €1.49 billion (AU$2.4…

On a hot button issue, Sims says to be safe not sorry

Australia, OECD - March 18 2019 In a speech last Thursday announcing the ACCC’s 2019 Product Safety Priorities, Chairman Rod Sims drew attention to the absence in Australian law of…

ACCCounting for an emboldened regulator

Australia - March 8 2019 The most recent quarterly ACCCount of the ACCC’s regulatory and enforcement activities paints a picture of a regulator emboldened by the new…