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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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Charges dropped in landmark criminal cartel case over $2.5B ANZ share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

In a stunning reversal, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all criminal cartel charges against two investment banks and four individuals in relation […]

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ACCC staff training ‘inadequate’ during bank cartel probe, court hears
Financial Services 2021-12-10 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer has been grilled on whether staff training on criminal cartel investigations was “inadequate” while the competition regulator ran a cartel probe […]

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ACCC trying to ‘fit a square peg into a round hole’ with bank cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has been accused of running a “experimental test case” that tries to fit the shares market within the scope of the Competition and […]

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‘Don’t panic’: JPMorgan boss tried to allay bank exec’s fears over shortfall, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-02 9:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

JPMorgan Australia chairman Rob Priestley told Citigroup and Deutsche Bank executives not to “panic” about picking up a shortfall in the sale of ANZ shares, […]

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ACCC pressured ASIC to drop investigation into JPMorgan, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-01 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer tried to dissuade ASIC from investigating alleged insider trading by JPMorgan because of fears it would “upset” the competition regulator’s criminal […]

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ACCC updated policies on witnesses after ‘flawed’ bank cartel probe, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior ACCC officer was probed Tuesday on whether the competition regulator updated its guidelines for taking witness statements in July in response to criticism […]

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‘Gentle’ trading in ANZ shares an individual decision by banks, ex-JPMorgan boss says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-16 6:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former JPMorgan managing director has said the three investment banks at the centre of an alleged cartel made individual decisions to trade “gently” in […]

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Top JPMorgan execs to face stand before trial after late ACCC disclosure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

JPMorgan bigwigs who are key witnesses for the prosecution in its cartel case over ANZ’s botched share placement in 2015 will be questioned by Citibank […]

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ACCC’s witness statement method ‘quite unfair’, says judge hearing cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-05 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC’s practice of successively refining witness statements without saving draft versions was “quite unfair”, says a judge overseeing the competition regulator’s criminal cartel case […]

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