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M&A law at heart of Australian competition regulator’s courtroom woes
04 June 2019 00:00
Australian merger law is under renewed scrutiny as the country’s competition regulator fights to make its voice heard by Federal Court judges. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and Federal Court of Australia are at odds when it comes to trusting undertakings offered up by companies seeking approval for merger deals and the ACCC’s mistrust is leading it to consider recommending carving out new M&A measures for digital platforms this month.
09 January 2019 00:00 by James PanichiOn paper, the proposed changes to Australia’s mergers and acquisitions laws put forward in the competition regulator’s draft report on digital platforms including Facebook and Google shouldn’t be enough to set Silicon Valley’s collective imagination on fire.
Pacific National-Aurizon court defeat still vindicates regulator, Australian competition chief says27 May 2019 12:47 by James PanichiA court finding that the acquisition of the Acacia Ridge Terminal in north-eastern Australia by freight operator Pacific National would have harmed competition has vindicated an ultimately unsuccessful court action launched by the country’s competition regulator, its chief says.
31 May 2019 00:00 by James PanichiTPG Telecom’s decision to scrap its planned rollout of a 5G mobile phone network as a result of a ban on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei will play a central role in an Australian court action, with lawyers for the country’s competition regulator today questioning the company’s motives.