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Competition in “Lockdown” After the Attack of COVID-19 in Australia

By Jessica Apel & Barbora Jedlickova1 On February 25, 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) set its enforcement priorities for the year, as...
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Market Studies Arrive in New Zealand: First Learnings from the...

By Dr. Mark Berry (Barrister, Auckland)1 I. Introduction New Zealand has arrived late to the world of market studies. Legislation enabling the New Zealand Commerce Commission...
Australia’s Digital Platform Inquiry: We’ve Only Just Begun

Australia’s Digital Platform Inquiry: We’ve Only Just Begun…

BBetween 2017-2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted a “world first” inquiry into digital platforms and their impact on media and advertising services...
Digital Australia

The ACCC’s Continued Digital Inquiry: Online Private Messaging and App Stores

By Felicity McMahon & William Georgiou (Allens)1   I. Introduction Concern from consumers, businesses, governments and antitrust regulators about the growing power of digital platforms, their increasing...
Digital News

When Code is Law: Bargains Between News Publishers and Platforms

By Rob Nicholls*   I. Introduction In July 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) published the final report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry.1 In that...
Market Studies: Making All the Difference?

Market Studies: Making All the Difference?

By Francesco Naismith & Baethan Mullen1   Market studies have recently risen to prominence in Australia’s competition policy. Reviews of energy markets, financial services, insurance, agriculture,...
ACCC's Continued Digital Inquiry App Stores and Choice Screens

The ACCC’s Continued Digital Inquiry: App Stores and Choice Screens

By Jacqueline Downes, Felicity McMahon, William Georgiou & Melissa Camp1   I. Introduction This piece builds on our previous article2 covering the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's...
Free Isn’t Free: Digital Platform Data Practices and Australia’s Unfolding Regulatory Response

Free Isn’t Free: Digital Platform Data Practices and Australia’s Unfolding Regulatory...

Since the release of its Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report in 2019, the ACCC has continued to be active in investigating digital platform market...
The Jury Is Out: An Assessment of Proposed Reforms to Australia’s Merger Control Regime for Addressing Competitive Harm in the (Digital) Economy

The Jury Is Out: An Assessment of Proposed Reforms to Australia’s...

Recently, competition authorities globally have been advocating for law reform to enhance their enforcement powers in relation to so called "killer acquisitions." In July...
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The ACCC’s Ongoing Digital Platforms Inquiry: Choice Screens and the ACCC’s...

By Jacqueline Downes & Melissa Camp1   I. Introduction This piece builds on our previous articles2 covering the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (“ACCC”) examination of developments...
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