19/10/2021

Get the lowdown on developments in competition law in Australia and around the world with The Competitive Edge podcast. Each fortnight Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein explore insights and trends with our resident experts and special guests to give you the competitive edge.

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Last week, we turned to crime … and we're not done yet! This episode brings you more in our conversation with Kate Morgan, SC who successfully defended Country Care in Australia's first criminal cartel jury trial. Last week, we talked about the charges, the evidence, and the courtroom tactics. This week, we tackle the big questions. What happened when the verdicts came in? What does it mean for the ACCC's pipeline of investigations? And the really big one - why are jury trials like playing Germany at the World Cup?

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The first criminal cartel case to go before an Australian jury ended with a swift verdict of “not guilty” on all charges against health solutions provider Country Care. Jump behind the scenes with Senior Counsel for the accused, Kate Morgan, for a sideline scoop on the case  and what it might mean for criminal prosecutions of cartel cases in the future. Plus the ACCC's adtech report, infrastructure privatisation, a crisis for carnivores and plenty more…

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ACCC's adtech report

Our article on the ACCC's adtech report "ACCC v Google showdown: Ad Tech Inquiry Final Report" - ACCC v Google showdown: Ad Tech Inquiry Final Report

Pricilla Page

Priscilla Page "An Appreciation of Han Lue & Tokyo Drift"


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Learn about the ACCC's proposed changes and what they might mean for you with Elizabeth Avery, who heads up our competition and regulation team. We do a deep dive into the future of the approval process, the test to be applied and the special focus on large digital platforms. Plus a new investigation into mobile payments, craft beer at the football, medieval rights in common and more …

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Merger review regime

Our article on the ACCC's proposal to reform Australia's merger review regime: ACCC heralds its proposal to reform the Australian merger control regime

Canberra's Asian Cup

Kazuyoshi Miura


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Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC fought hard for a new law against misuse of market power, but it’s private companies who are using it more. Our Partner Simon Muys tells us why and what it means for businesses who might have market power or who deal with someone who does. Plus Rod Sims outlines one possible future for merger approvals in Australia, Treasury consults on major changes to unfair contract term laws and more …

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Merger review proposals

Unfair Contract Terms

Simon Muy's article


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