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Court clears Vodafone/TPG merger
Insight 13 Feb 2020

Allens acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) to secure the Federal Court's approval for its merger with TPG Telecom Limited (TPG). In finding against the ACCC, Justice Middleton held the merger would not have the likely effect of substantially lessening competition. ...

The rise of plant-based 'meats' and emerging legal issues
Insight 12 Dec 2019

The demand for plant-based 'meat' alternatives is predicted to grow. As with any new industry, there is a series of regulatory issues that businesses should carefully navigate at the early planning phase. This is to avoid encountering issues down the track that may affect the marketing and supply of such products in Australia. ...

Furniture retailers punished for 'was/now' pricing claims; Mazda faces allegations of consumer law failings; and location data under the lens in ACCC case against Google
Insight 22 Nov 2019

Furniture retailers fined for false 'was/now' pricing claims; Mazda defends claims of unconscionable conduct and false or misleading representations over faulty vehicles; Unique ordered to pay millions in damages over its funded diploma courses; ACCC presses Google on its policies relating to location data; and ACCC approves ANZ Terminals' acquisition of GrainCorp Bulk Liquid Terminals. ...

RBB Economics conference – response to keynote speech by ACCC Chair Rod Sims 21 November 2019
Insight 21 Nov 2019

Note: this paper represented the personal views of the author, and not those of Allens Thank you very much, George and RBB Economics, for inviting me to speak today. I am honoured to be responding to the ACCC Chair Rod Sims's speech at the ninth annual RBB Economics Conference. ...

Cartel Confessions: the latest Cartel Immunity Policy commences
Insight 09 Oct 2019

On 1 October 2019, the ACCC's new Cartel Immunity and Cooperation Policy came into effect. The revised policy now excludes concerted practices and requires a higher level of cooperation from partie ...

Repeal of IP exemption from competition laws to take effect soon
Insight 28 Aug 2019

Section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the CCA ), which currently exempts conditional licensing or assignment of IP rights from most of the prohibitions on anti-competitive ...

Federal Court imposes $34.5 million penalty on shipping cartel participant; ACCC commences inquiry into Murray Darling basin; and Europcar fined for excessive card surcharges
Insight 23 Aug 2019

Shipping company K-Line docked $34.5 million for cartel conduct The largest criminal fine ever awarded under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the CCA ) has been imposed on global shippi ...

Right here, right now; the CDR regime is live
Insight 02 Aug 2019

The Federal Government has finally passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 (the CDR Act ) through Parliament. This follows the Government's first attempt to introduce draf ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms in Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report - Part 1 of Allens' two-part series
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The Federal Government has released the ACCC's Final Report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry, with significant and wide-ranging implications across competition, consumer protection, copyright and ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms in Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report (Part II): A platform for sweeping privacy reform
Insight 31 Jul 2019

This is the second of a two-part series in which we consider the ACCC's findings and recommendations in the final report of the Digital Platforms Inquiry. In this article, we unpack the ACCC's ...

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