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Asahi’s $16B deal to buy CUB gets competition approval with sell-off
Corporate April 1, 2020 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has signed off on the $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries by Asahi after the Japanese beer giant offered to […]

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ACCC approves Coles bid for chilled meals company
Corporate March 25, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Coles’ planned acquisition of chilled meals supplier Jewel, saying the sale was better for competition than the […]

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ASIC to shift regulatory priorities amid pandemic
ASIC March 23, 2020 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will continue its enforcement activities amid the spread of the coronavirus but will prioritise cracking down on behaviour that […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to quash criminal charges over resort villa takeover
Corporate March 19, 2020 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his appeals court fight to shut down criminal proceedings alleging his resort company breached takeover laws, with three judges saying […]

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Court OKs derivative suit against Pacific Current directors over merger
Securities February 25, 2020 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Pacific Current shareholder has won court approval to bring a derivative lawsuit against certain current and former directors of the funds management company for […]

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Baker McKenzie lures King & Wood Mallesons special counsel for banking practice
People In The News February 19, 2020 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Baker McKenzie has nabbed former King & Wood Mallesons special counsel Charlie Detmold for the law firm’s key banking and finance practice in Melbourne. Detmold […]

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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Liquidator of collapsed start-up Appster wants to grill founders, KPMG partner
Restructuring & Insolvency February 18, 2020 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of collapsed app-development firm Appster has filed examination proceedings against the company’s founders and auditor ahead of possible legal action for allegedy trading […]

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Bunnings’ deal with Adelaide Tools under scrutiny by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has raised concerns that the proposed tie-up of hardware store giant Bunnings Warehouse and family-owned Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre will stifle […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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