Posted by Julie Clarke on 2 February 2010
On 27 January the NZ Minister of Commerce, Simon Power, released a discussion document on the introduction of criminal penalties for cartels.
See also article by Caron Beaton-Wells and Brent Fisse (Uni of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No 413, June 2009), ‘The Australian Criminal Cartel Regime: A Model for New Zealand’.
Submissions close on 31 March 2010.
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Posted by Julie Clarke on 22 September 2009
The Intel Decision
The European Commission has now released a non-confidential version of its decision in the Intel case (all 518 pages), in which it fined Intel €1.06 billion for abusing its dominant position:
US Antitrust Division and the Google Book Search case
The US Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) has weighed into the pending Google Book Search case, recently filing a statement opposing a proposed class settlement:
EU Consults on Vertical Agreements
On 28 July 2009 the EC launched a formal consultation on EU Rules applicable to vertical agreements. See discussion by Sheppard Mulin.
Changes to Canadian law
Bill C-10, which received Royal Assent on 12 March 12, introduced significant changes to the Canadian Competition Act. McCarthy Tetrault has provided a couple of useful overviews of the changes:
Politics and the Pursuit of Efficiency in New Zealand
Bronwyn E Howell has written a paper on ‘Politics and the Pursuit of Efficiency in New Zealand’
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