Articles in Competition Law

ACCC v Jetstar / Virgin – Federal Court orders penalties for ‘drip pricing’

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On 7 March 2017 the Federal Court of Australia ordered airlines Jetstar Airways Pty Limited and Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd to pay $545,000 and $200,000 in pecuniary penalties respectively for ‘drip pricing’ practices in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). What is ‘drip pricing’? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) defines drip pricing as the act of Read More

Overview of competition law in the UAE

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The first anti-trust and competition legislation was introduced in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) in October, 2012 through the publication of the UAE Federal Law No 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition (the “2012 Law”) and has been in force since 23rd February, 2013. The primary aim of 2012 Law is to promote and protect competition in the Read More

And one for all

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The first proposed class actions in competition law in the UK, permitted since October 2015 through the Consumers Rights Act 2015, have been commenced. Class actions in competition law are a relatively new feature of the UK’s legal landscape. Their purpose is to pursue under the umbrella of one set of proceedings against a common defendant a large number of Read More