Abuse of Market Power

Abuse of Market Power - Australia

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Clients with substantial power in their markets may face investigations or litigation involving allegations of misuse of market power based on concerns about below cost or excessive pricing, refusals to deal or other discriminatory conduct.

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Our dedicated team of award winning lawyers has acted in many of the landmark misuse of market power investigations and cases for large corporate clients as well as new entrants including in the financial services, transport and infrastructure, telecommunications and directories, steel, mining, gaming and online sectors.

We stand out for our expertise in third party access issues and our deep understanding of how access regimes developed in Australia. Our experience extends to developing and advising on access frameworks, including developing access-pricing structures for industries such as rail, telecommunications, energy, ports and airports.

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Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

From 1 October 2019, the ACCC will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy.

09 September 2019

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

09 August 2019

Federal Court of Australia dismisses ACCC appeal, finding Pfizer had not misused its substantial market power for an anti-competitive purpose, and had not engaged in exclusive dealing conduct.

05 June 2018

In 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) completed 26 public merger reviews, which was a 21% decrease from 33 public reviews in 2016.

09 April 2018

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