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Antitrust Matters: DLA Piper’s Global Competition Newsletter
2014 promises a number of reforms in Australia, including a "root and branch" review of the competition law framework.
Australia
20 Mar 2014
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Can reverse payments in patent settlements constitute criminal cartel conduct?
A payment by one competitor to another competitor not to enter a market is anticompetitive.
Australia
2 Oct 2013
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ACCC's Draft Authorisation Guidelines
On 6 May 2013, the ACCC released the updated Draft Authorisation Guidelines (Draft Guidelines).
Australia
28 May 2013
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Energy regulators commence rate of return review processes
The update highlights regulatory changes and approaches proposed in the AER Issues Paper and the ERA Consultation Paper.
Australia
28 Jan 2013
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Doing Business in Australia - Business Practices
Federal and state laws and regulations in Australia combine to influence how business practices are conducted.
Australia
30 Apr 2012
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Powering down generators: The proposed Rule change to limit generator market power
The AEMC will shortly commence Stage 2 of its consultation process.
Australia
12 Jul 2011
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Recent Tribunal Decisions on Review of Australian Energy Regulator's Price Review
On 13 October 2010 the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) published reasons for the decisions it made on 30 September 2010 in review proceedings by ETSA Utilities (ETSA) and Ergon Energy Corporation Limited (Ergon Energy) of electricity distribution price review determinations by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). The ETSA decision concerned the AER’s rejection of ETSA’s claim for an addition to be made to its opening regulatory asset base in respect of easements. The Ergon Energy de
Australia
19 Dec 2010
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Beware of the TPA's anti-competitive provisions when tendering
A significant penalty figure, imposed by the Federal Court in its recent judgment in the long-running matter of ACCC v Baxter Healthcare Pty Limited [2010] FCA 929, sends a clear warning to all businesses undertaking procurement activities to be observant of the anti-competitive provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA).
Australia
13 Oct 2010
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Criminalisation of Cartels
Simon Power, the Minister of Commerce, yesterday announced the release of a discussion document on the introduction of criminal penalties (including imprisonment) for those guilty of participation in cartels. The Minister's announcement follows the recent criminalisation of cartel conduct in Australia - the relevant reforms coming into effect over the Tasman on 24 July last year.
New Zealand
 
29 Jan 2010
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European Developments: To Regulate Or Not To Regulate - That Is The Question?
Australian manufacturers and suppliers who export products to the EU should keep in mind that reforms across a number of fronts could have an impact on their business.
Australia
12 Oct 2009
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Industry Associations And The Commerce Act - What You Need To Know
Trade associations and their members must be aware of their obligations under the Commerce Act and take active steps to ensure they do not breach these obligations.
Australia
27 Jul 2009
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The Criminalisation Of Cartels: Cartel Bill Becomes Law
The criminalisation of cartel conduct has become a reality in Australia. The Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Act 2009 (Amendment Act) comes into effect on 24 July 2009.
Australia
2 Jul 2009
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Creeping Acquisitions - The Way Forward?
The Commonwealth Government released its discussion paper on ‘Creeping Acquisitions - The Way Forward’ on 6 May 2009.
Australia
4 Jun 2009
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Competition Law - What’s In Store For 2009?
In this update we take a brief look at what this year holds for competition law. Some key pieces of litigation, continued review and the impact of the global financial crisis on merger analysis are likely to be front of mind in 2009.
Australia
16 Feb 2009
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Product Bundling: The Implications Of The Recent Baxter Decision
The Full Federal Court has recently issued its decision in ACCC v Baxter Healthcare. This decision has significant implications for any firms that are considering bundling products.
Australia
15 Dec 2008
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Informal Merger Approval Process: ACCC May Take A Tougher Line On Undertakings
A recent statement by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Graeme Samuel suggests that the ACCC may take a tougher stance on undertakings given during the informal merger approval process, or consider bringing to an end its practice of accepting such undertakings altogether.
Australia
3 Nov 2008
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Takeovers: Implications Of MacarthurCook Limited
The Takeovers Panel (Panel) has arguably extended its policy on frustrating action with its decision in the matter of MacarthurCook Limited [2008] ATP 20.
Australia
3 Nov 2008
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Air Carriers And The Trade Practices Act
In recent years, a number of high profile international airfreight carriers have come under increased scrutiny from competition regulators and private litigants, both in Australia and abroad, over allegations that the carriers have conspired to increase prices through the imposition of excessive fuel surcharges.
Australia
29 Oct 2008
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Sharing Confidential Information – Release Of The Commerce Commission (International Co-Operation And Fees) Bill
The Commerce Commission regularly perceives a need to share information with overseas competition regulators and, in turn, receive their co-operation in the fight against anti-competitive arrangements affecting markets in New Zealand.
Australia
19 Sep 2008
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´Dawn Raids´ - Do You Know What To Do?
A 'dawn raid' is an unannounced visit, usually to your business but possibly also to your home, by the competition authority, in Australia the ACCC.
Worldwide
15 Sep 2008
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