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  1. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    TPG and Vodafone announce challenge to ACCC opposition to merger
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/tpg-and-vodafone-announce-challenge-to-accc-opposition-to-merger

    On the 8th of May, 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) officially announced that it had decided to oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty ...

  2. Legal news
    13 December 2018
    ACCC releases its Preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/accc-releases-its-preliminary-digital-platforms-inquiry-report

    On 10th December 2018, the ACCC's highly anticipated Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report was released to the public. The 374 page report weighs in on the impact of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook ...

  3. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    ACCC sues Google for allegedly misleading consumers in relation to the use of their personal information
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-sues-google-for-allegedly-misleading-consumers-in-relation-to-the-use

    Australia's competition and consumer regulator (ACCC), recently decided to take action against Google in relation to allegations that it misled consumers about the collection and use of their personal information ...

  4. Legal news
    22 April 2020
    ACCC to the Rescue – Interim Authorisations Granted
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-to-the-rescue-interim-authorisations-granted

    In recent weeks, the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has acted swiftly and granted 17 interim authorisations to address immediate problems being faced by industry participants and to ensure public ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    16 December 2019
    Digital Platforms Inquiry - Australian Government Responds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/digital-platforms-inquiry-australian-government-responds

    The Australian Government has just published its eagerly awaited response to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report. The Digital Platforms Inquiry was undertaken by the ACCC in order to consider the impact ...

  8. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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).