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Publication - 08 Aug 19

In an effort to improve consumers’ ability to compare and switch between products and services, and to drive competitiveness and innovation between service providers, a new consumer data right (CDR) has been introduced. The new CDR requires suppliers to provide their customers with access to customer data and, on request, to... Read More

Publication - 05 Jul 19

It has been a busy year so far for the ACCC, with a large number of proceedings filed, merger clearance decisions made, and judgments handed down by the Court on competition and consumer law actions. Partner Johnathan Quilty, and Lawyers Luke Callaghan and Adam Conti report on some of the key... Read More

Publication - 07 Jun 19

Businesses that supply customers with services (or goods and services together) that come with warranties against defects need to be aware of the recent amendments to the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 (Cth). From 9 June 2019, these businesses must include mandatory wording in their warranty documents. The new mandatory text... Read More

Publication - 15 Mar 19

At his annual CEDA address on 26 February 2019, ACCC Chair Rod Sims launched the 2019 Compliance and Enforcement Policy announcing the ACCC's key focus areas for the year. Partners Johnathan Quilty and Greg McKenzie, and Lawyer Luke Callaghan report on the highlights of the announcement and how they may impact... Read More

Publication - 17 Sep 18

The emergence of blockchain technology provides vast opportunities, including enhanced efficiency, speed, and data security. But are governments utilising these new improvements? Lander & Rogers' lawyers Robert Neely and Joshua Butler explore how the public sector can benefit from blockchains and why being an early adopter may have its advantages. Read More

Publication - 07 Dec 17

There is no doubt that 2017 has been a tough year for retailers, with sales remaining flat and a number of retailers having to close their doors. All of this while the spectre of Amazon's arrival has loomed large on the horizon, with many analysts and scribes positing on the... Read More

Publication - 11 Sep 17

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken waste management company JJ Richards & Sons (JJ Richards) to court for breach of the small business unfair contract laws that came into effect in November 2016. This is the first legal action that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has... Read More

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