The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued
Introduction With 498 locations across Britain and a market share in the retail supermarket sector of around 10%, Morrisons supermarkets are a familiar sight across Britain. In March 2014, the organisation was rocked by a … Continued
In recent years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has cracked down on misleading advertising claims made by drug companies. These efforts align with a community expectation that over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are accurately represented. As … Continued
The Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic) (the Act) will commence on 1 March 2019. The Act consolidates the laws in Victoria relating to oaths, affirmations, affidavits and statutory declarations and establishes a scheme for … Continued
Summary of the changes Major changes to the Corporations, Taxation and other relevant legislation, which were passed on 19 February 2019, will result in a significant increase in protections for whistleblowers A failure to protect … Continued
The so called ‘IP exemption’ (section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)) has historically provided a carve out for IP rights holders for agreements and arrangements which would otherwise breach certain restrictive … Continued
Background If any clear theme emerges from a review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) enforcement activity in 2018, it would have to be ‘penalties’ with the ACCC successfully pushing the boundaries on … Continued
We examine the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) leading cases in 2018 and consider how well the ACCC performed against its 2018 enforcement priorities. The 2018 in Review also provides an outlook for 2019 and … Continued
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) recently released its much awaited consultation paper ‘Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules’, seeking feedback on proposed changes the ASX Listing Rules and guidance … Continued
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