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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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Slater & Gordon’s former boss admits to ‘catastrophic error’
Trials 2021-11-26 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Slater & Gordon managing director Andrew Grech has told the Federal Court he regretted his “catastrophic error” in approving the $1.2 billion acquisition of […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler to pay $28M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-11-26 6:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler will part with $28 million in its settlement with Slater & Gordon shareholders over advice ahead of the plaintiffs firm’s […]

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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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ACCC let JPMorgan lawyers review witness statement in cartel probe, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for JPMorgan went to the ACCC’s office to review a draft statement of the investment bank’s then managing director Jeffrey Herbert-Smith, an immunity witness […]

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Judge slams indictment in cartel case as ‘complete shemozzle’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to quash the indictment in a high-profile criminal case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement but sent prosecutors back to […]

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JPMorgan GC sat in on ACCC interviews despite involvement in alleged cartel, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

JPMorgan’s general counsel for Australia and New Zealand was allowed to sit in on witness interviews during an ACCC cartel investigation into ANZ’s $2.5 billion […]

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