What the US Federal Trade Commission v Amazon case means for Australia

What the US Federal Trade Commission v Amazon case means for Australia, given it has less market dominance here.

Escalated crackdown on greenwashing: Just the beginning?

Regulatory watchdogs, ASIC and ACCC, are cracking down on greenwashing claims made by businesses and the consequences for false green claims are greater than ever.

Losses from consumer scams at $3 billion, and rising

Losses from consumer scams rise to more than $3.1 billion, an ACCC report says

ACCC v BlueScope Steel – cartels and ‘attempts to induce’

Recent Federal Court decision considers ‘attempt to induce’ provisions under the Competition and Consumer Act. The decision also provides insight into future ACCC prosecutions.

Anti-competitive IP transactions under the spotlight

The ACCC has issued new guidelines setting out how it will approach anti-competitive IP transactions following amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act.  By CYNTHIA…

Australia’s competition laws all shook up following Harper Review

In November 2017, Australia’s competition laws changed in response to the recommendations of the Harper Review. By PAULA GILARDONI, CLAIRE GREEN and LOUISE KLAMKA.

ACCC wins first B2B unfair contract terms case

In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd, the Federal Court applied new laws that protect small businesses from unfair…

The internet of things: the next industrial evolution?

ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes talks about her career and rapid technology change.

Coming soon: a new misuse of market power prohibition

Firms will now be able to apply to the ACCC to authorise the firm engaging in conduct which might otherwise contravene the law. By KIRSTEN…

The latest from the Federal Court: June 2017

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.