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  1. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    ACCC partners with international counterparts to coordinate on cross-border investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-partners-with-international-counterparts-to-coordinate-on-cross-border-investigations

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently entered into a new memorandum of understanding with its counterpart competition agencies from five other countries in order to share intelligence and ...

  2. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    ACCC confirms plans to address Australia's merger laws in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-confirms-plans-to-address-australias-merger-laws-in-2021

    In a recent speech provided to the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section’s Competition and Consumer Workshop, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims, confirmed that ...

  3. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    ACCC releases list of compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/accc-releases-list-of-compliance-and-enforcement-priorities-for-2021

    On 23 February 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released its compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021. These priorities provide guidance to industries and businesses regarding ...

  4. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    ACCC shipping cartel investigation comes to a close with fines totalling AUD$83.5 million
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/accc-shipping-cartel-investigation-comes-to-a-close-with-fines-totalling-aud83-5-million

    On 4 February 2021, the Federal Court of Australia imposed a fine of $24 million on Norwegian shipping company, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (WWO), for its involvement in a criminal cartel with a number of other ...

  5. Legal news
    01 August 2019
    ACCC publishes Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/accc-publishes-digital-platforms-inquiry-final-report

    On Friday, Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), released its final report in the landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry (Inquiry).

  6. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    ACCC expresses preliminary concerns over Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-expresses-preliminary-concerns-over-google's-proposed-acquisition-of-fitbit

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to exercise a high degree of scrutiny in relation to 'killer acquisitions' in the digital sector, expressing a number of preliminary competition ...

  7. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    ACCC releases concepts paper for draft news media and digital platforms bargaining code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-releases-concepts-paper-for-draft-news-media-and-digital-platforms-bargaining-code

    On 19 May 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") released a concepts paper seeking views from industry on a range of issues designed to guide the development of its mandatory code addressing ...