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Expansion in scope of transactions subject to FIRB approval rules
Insight 15 Dec 2021

In this Insight, we look at the changes and comment on what they mean for transactions. The changes to the SOCI Act also have operational implications for many businesses – which we will separately publish on. ...

In Touch: Highest total penalty amount ever imposed under ACL; and other developments
Insight 10 Dec 2021

NAB acquisition of Citigroup Australia Pty Limited’s Aust consumer business; Turnitin LLC's acquisition of Ouriginal Group AB; Techtronic Industries Australia; JBS acquisition of Rivalea Holdings and Oxdale Dairy Enterprise; Compass Matin; Australian Institute of Professional Education Pty Ltd ...

The Federal Government's 20-year gas plan ‒ what's next
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The recently released 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan (the NGIP) sets out priority actions for ensuring affordable, reliable gas, and provides a pathway to unlocking new supply for the east coast gas market. ...

In Touch: Meta cleared to acquire Kustomer; and other developments
Insight 24 Nov 2021

Mereenie gas field joint marketing; Meta's acquisition of Kustomer; Alkaloids of Australia pleads guilty to criminal cartel charges; no appeal for Volkswagen; Please Hold agrees to amend contracts; Bare Cremation pays penalty for allegedly misleading consumers ...

CDPP discontinues criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; and other developments
Insight 09 Nov 2021

No criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; ACCC authorises Commercial Radio Australia to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook; Agrison ordered to pay penalty; Federal Court restrains Virtus Health in acquisition of Adora Fertility; ...

Honeysuckle and nib granted conditional authorisation; and other developments
Insight 19 Oct 2021

The ACCC authorises Honeysuckle Health and nib Health Funds to form a buying group; Bunnings' to acquire Beaumont Tiles; Microsoft to acquire Nuance Inc; Qantas and Emirates seek extension to cooperative agreement; ACCC to investiate Qube Logistic’s acquisition of Newcastle Agri Terminal; NSW and ACT unis permitted to collaborate on travel arrangements for the return of internationals students. ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

New changes aim to improve cash flow for suppliers to government post COVID-19
Insight 11 Oct 2021

Businesses supplying goods or services to the Federal Government need to be aware that they may need to modify their procurement processes to support shorter subcontractor payment time periods, under recent changes to federal procurement policies. ...

Further security of critical infrastructure developments announced
Insight 08 Oct 2021

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) has recommended that businesses responsible for Australia's critical infrastructure be subjected to expanded governance assistance measures as a matter of urgency. If adopted, the recommendations would see the proposed Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 (Draft Bill) separated into two bills. ...

The ACCC's vision for the future of Australia's merger regime; and other developments
Insight 06 Oct 2021

The ACCC's overhaul of Australia's merger review regime; no cartel charges against the CFMMEU; payment system merger between BPAY, eftpos and NPPA; review of app marketplaces; no coordination for Qantas and Japan Airlines; Nero's resale price maintenance. ...

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