By Rani John, Ken Saurajen and Lena Vanmali
Social media is becomingly increasingly relevant as a valuable platform to connect with consumers, but despite this recognition, many Australian companies either have not engaged with consumers in this way, or engage without full realisation of the risks involved.
By Drew & Napier LLC
By Elizabeth Avery, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Catherine Dermody, Moya Dodd, Paula Gilardoni, Rani John, Simon Snow, Peter Waters and Luke Woodward
This Reporter provides an overview of key developments in the competition and regulation sector, including recent ACCC merger reviews, competition and consumer law enforcement and various ACCC authorisations and investigations. This edition highlights Rod Sims’ keynote address at Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition Policy Workshop, a synopsis of the unopposed acquisition by Virgin Australia of 60% of Tiger Airways and the ACCC’s draft decision on the NBN Co Special Access Undertaking.
By Paula Gilardoni, Melanie Tan and Bridget Liedig
Co-authored with Janet Hui of Jun He. China’s merger control regime requires the compulsory notification of mergers. In the context of a large global merger, it is typically understood that approvals in China will be required. However, approvals may also be needed in transactions that are smaller and unlikely to be thought of as “global”.
By Elizabeth Avery, Gina Cass-Gottlieb and Emma Ringland
On Tuesday 14 May (European time), the European Commission conducted dawn raids on BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil over allegations of anticompetitive conduct in the oil and biofuel sectors that may have been ongoing since 2002. The London offices of Platts, the world’s leading price reporting agency owned by McGraw-Hill, have also been raided.