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ACCC takes Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal challenge to High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-26 10:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator wants the High Court to hear its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, saying […]

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Road barrier companies hit the brakes on patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-06-25 1:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in a dispute between UK-based Hill & Smith Holdings and Australia-based Safe Barriers Pty Ltd over a patented road safety […]

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Court allows debt-laden Thai Airways to temporarily avoid Australian asset seizure
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-23 5:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a bid by two directors of Thai Airways to preserve the airline’s Australian assets as the company, which was hit hard […]

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Bain, Cyrus make final offers for Virgin
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-22 2:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Final bids for Virgin Australia were lodged on Monday by investment firm Bain Capital and private equity investor Cyrus Capital Partners, and the struggling airline’s […]

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ACCC to monitor airline competitiveness after Virgin collapse
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-19 5:09 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Government has asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to actively monitor the competitiveness of the domestic air travel market, which has been severely […]

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Norwegian shipper pleads guilty to cartel charge, says fine should be $20M
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-18 5:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Norway-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhlmsen Ocean AS has pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal cartel conduct, but told a court the penalty should be […]

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Virgin bidder shortlist down to Bain, Cyrus
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-02 5:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Virgin Australia’s administrators have whittled down the list of eligible bidders for the struggling airline to two, with investment firm Bain Capital and private equity […]

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ACCC steps up probe of Qantas’ Alliance stake amid uncertainty for airlines
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-01 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said competition by smaller airlines was essential ‘now, more than ever’ as the airline industry undergoes a major upheaval […]

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Judge should have thrown out taxi driver class action, Uber tells appeals court
Class Actions 2020-05-28 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has once again attempted to put the brakes on a landmark class action which alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-21 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not […]

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