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Competition and Consumer News - Feb 2015

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the February 2015 edition:

  • Federal Court finds franchisor's conduct not so squeaky clean - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • Boycott on site - The ACCC gives priority to the CFMEU - Senior Associate, Ben Hartley
  • Innovative arguments by Innovator - Lawyer, Leonora Tyers

Competition and Consumer Alert - Imminent changes to franchising code of conduct - Dec 2014

The current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct, which will take effect from 1 January 2015. The changes will have a significant impact on the franchise industry. Partner, Tania Zordan provides an overview of the changes.

Competition and Consumer News - Dec 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the December 2014 edition:

  • Think before you type (take six): Seafolly liable for retaliation - Senior Associate, Cheryl McLachlan
  • Back to the future: FOFA financial advice proposals defeated - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos

Competition and Consumer News - Nov 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the November 2014 edition:

  • Cartel conduct - it's not such a gas, gas, gas - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • ACCC at Reebok's heels - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Europcar en route to the Courts - Partner, Anne Freeman

Competition and Consumer News - Oct 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the October 2014 edition:

  • Court's free range decision may impact pricing - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • ACCC gets tough with company officers following section 155 Notices - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • Half pregnant: an "effects" test with a "purpose" defence? - Partner, George Raitt
  • Merger clearance proposals: should process determine outcome? - Partner, George Raitt
  • National champions: the global economy and Australian consumers - Partner, George Raitt

Competition and Consumer News - Sep 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the September 2014 edition:

  • The future of the Future - who benefits? - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Meerkat manner catches regulator's attention - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Product labelling and the ACCC - place of origin and credence claims - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Weight of the law in favour of weightlifting products company - Partner, Anne Freeman

Competition and Consumer News - Aug 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the August 2014 edition:

  • Drip pricing actions - first drop in the ocean? - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • AGL's MacGen merger authorisation: elephants still in the room? - Partner, George Raitt
  • Half time for the Harper Review - progress report of the Competition Policy Review - Partner, Tom Griffith
  • Franchisors' on-line business may infringe rights of franchisees - Partner, George Raitt and Lawyer, Lucinda Carter

Competition and Consumer News - May 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the May 2014 edition:

  • Nextra succeeds in taking down rival's misleading blog post - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • When 4 plus 4 does not equal 8: the ACCC's shopper docket undertaking - Partner, George Raitt
  • ACCC aims to take Coles down, down in unconscionable conduct claim - Partner, Anne Freeman

Competition and Consumer News - Apr 2014

In the April 2014 edition:

  • Telstra succeeds in stopping Optus' comparative advertisements - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • More success for the ACCC in actions against breast imaging service providers - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • Amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct - Partner, George Raitt and Lawyer, Jennifer McGarvie
  • Birdsville and predatory pricing: What were they drinking? - Partner, George Raitt

Competition and Consumer News - Mar 2014

In the March 2014 edition:

  • Holding back the tide: ACCC's MacGen determination - Partner, George Raitt
  • Purchaser misled by Centro shopping centre sale - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Breast Check should have checked conduct - Partner, Anne Freeman
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