Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
The Federal Court will now have an opportunity to clarify how mergers should be valued, ensuring the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal are applying the same standard.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
South Africa needs take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive. It must start from the premise that markets are intrinsically skewed to historic privilege.
South Africa's concentrated formal supermarket industry stands as an obstacle against economic transformation and competitive pricing for consumers.
It's time that Australians debated the objective of our competition law. It shouldn't just be left to the courts.
Labor's proposed competition policies are based on incorrect assumptions about market power and fail to address inequality.
European Commission fires a broadside at Google for using Android to enforce its dominant position.
A recent legal case illustrates why the government has made a mistake in changing its market misuse law.
The government will adopt an "effects" test to combat anti-competitive behaviour. It should ensure meaningful penalties are attached.
State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
Unconscionable conduct by (mainly big) business has been notoriously tricky to prove. Could a change in legal wording help?
The debate over two words in Australian competition law could lead to an anti-competitive future for Australian businesses.
Ian Harper made a bunch of less glamourous but very useful recommendations in his competition review, that deserve not to be overshadowed.
Enforcing copyright protection in the digital age has become complex. South Africa should tread carefully as it amends its copyright laws.
The proposed changes to Australia's competition regime make sense, and deserve bipartisan support.
South Africa's tightening up of its competition law enables it to punish collusive conduct by firms, but there are major obstacles to implementing the changes.
Some say the only way to smash the Coles/Woolworths duopoly is more regulation and a consumer backlash, but this assumes all power is used for evil.
Unless key words are clarified proposed changes to Australian competition law could actually harm competition.