Region: Australia

Key Developments in Australia

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Over the past five years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted key inquiries to examine, proactively monitor and develop institutional capabilities in digital markets.

25 November 2022

Australian court sanctions crane supplier for market sharing agreement

Australia’s Federal Court has sanctioned the country’s largest overhead crane supplier for entering into an illegal market sharing agreement with a competitor despite the companies never implementing the conspiracy.

23 November 2022

ACCC calls for ex ante regulatory regime for digital platforms

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for legally binding codes of conduct to address anticompetitive self-preferencing, tying, exclusivity and data advantages in the digital economy.

11 November 2022

White & Case adds second competition partner in Australia

Belinda Harvey has joined White & Case in Sydney, as the firm looks to build out a full-service antitrust practice in Australia.

04 November 2022

Australian government bolsters sanctions regime

Australian lawmakers have hiked the maximum penalties payable for competition law violations, marking the first time in 30 years that base maximum fines for these violations have increased.

02 November 2022

Qantas complains about ACCC delaying merger review

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to postpone ruling on the acquisition of Alliance Airlines by Qantas for a third time risks undermining confidence in the wider merger review process, the country’s flag carrier has claimed.

31 October 2022

Australia: ACCC’s Focus on Conduct Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

Important regulatory developments affecting the life sciences sector have led the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to expand its role and take on some significant cases against companies in this sector in recent years.

21 October 2022

Australia taps new deputy chair for competition watchdog

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has a new deputy chair with the appointment of Catriona Lowe, who returns to the agency after serving in a host of regulatory positions.

19 October 2022

Australia follows New Zealand in approving RV acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has joined New Zealand’s Commerce Commission in approving a tie-up between motorhome rental companies THL and Apollo subject to a package of divestment remedies.

29 September 2022

White & Case establishes Australian antitrust practice with partner hire

White & Case has hired Stefanie Benson as a competition partner in Sydney, as the firm attempts to establish a foothold in one of the world’s most active antitrust jurisdictions.

23 September 2022

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