Antitrust Antitrust

Companies don't have to collude to breach New Zealand's new antitrust law, guidelines warn

By James Panichi
  • 29 Mar 2023 07:35
  • 29 Mar 2023 07:35
New Zealand companies could find themselves on the receiving end of antitrust enforcement even without colluding on prices or services with competitors, with the country’s tough new misuse-of-market-power laws set to come into effect early next month.
New guidelines published today have warned businesses with “substantial” market power that anything

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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