Tag Archives: ACCC

Federal Court delivers a blow to agreed outcomes in civil penalty proceedings

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in FWBC v CFMEU has significant implications for regulators and respondents seeking to agree on a penalty in civil penalty proceedings. The decision is likely to alter … Continue reading

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Filed under Australia, Product safety

The Franchising Code of Conduct – One of the ACCC’s strategic compliance and enforcement priorities in 2015

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code) (see http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L01472) commenced operation in Australia. The Franchising Code is a mandatory code under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). Subject to limited exceptions, the Franchising Code … Continue reading

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ACCC v Pfizer – some guidance to pharmaceutical companies on navigating competition risk

The Federal Court of Australia has recently dismissed the ACCC’s case against pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The ACCC alleged that Pfizer had misused its market power and engaged in prohibited anti-competitive exclusive dealing. Continue reading

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Filed under Australia, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Australia: Country of origin claims: ACCC guidelines

Businesses that make country of origin claims in marketing their products in Australia should consult the ‘Country of Origin claims and the Australian Consumer Law’ guidelines published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in April 2014.

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Filed under Australia, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Food & Beverages, Retail