Identifying and evaluating mavericks in
Australian and US merger analysis
(2014) 42 Australian Business Law Review 292
This article describes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s strategic approach to identifying priorities.With competition enforcement, the focus is on key parts of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and conduct that causes significant detriment, and often has wider implications. Consumer enforcement priorities are more focused on particular sectors and types of behaviour. The article predicts that a number of mergers and acquisitions will raise challenging issues for the Commission. It also outlines regulatory priorities and the Commission’s continuing work in various infrastructure sectors.
Not freely available online.