Market power Posts

Major reform to Australian competition law came into effect on 6 November 2017. The Competition Policy Review legislation contains a broad range of amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act…

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For large and small business, supply and refusal to deal are critical issues. SMEs and larger businesses often have issues with access to necessary inputs or services, or the terms…

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After over 20 years of debate and governmental reviews, and over 2.5 years after the most recent reform recommendations, major competition law changes were specially proclaimed to commence on 6…

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The most significant changes to Australian competition law in over 40 years were passed by the Federal Parliament this week. In this legal update, Ashurst’s market-leading competition lawyers highlight all…

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Lately, it seems that everyone has an opinion on the proposed changes to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). Most agree that we need a law…

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In late February, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims outlined the regulator’s competition law priorities for 2016. The release may have been somewhat lost in the media interest storm surrounding the Government’s…

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Leaders of the world’s competition agencies recently met in Sydney at the 2015 International Competition Network Annual Meeting. Their agenda included grappling with inconsistent tests for dealing with unacceptable market…

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The much anticipated Harper Report – the review of Australian competition policy and law – presents government with some challenging choices in pursuing economic efficiency and consumer choice. The Report…

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