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Competition Law Guides and Guidelines

Below is a list of guidelines from the Australian competition regulator
and some key international guidelines (links now updated)

 

Australia

General guidelines and policies

 

Merger

 

Cartels

 

Boycotts (exclusionary provisions)

 

Misuse of market power

 

Exclusive dealing

 

Resale price mainenance

 

Access

 

Collective bargaining

 

Authorisation and Notification

 

Investigation and enforcement

 

Leniency and Immunity

ACCC immunity policy for cartel conduct (26 June 2009)
Includes policy and interpretation guidelines

Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
See Annexure B - Immunity from Prosecution in Serious Cartel Offences

 

Compliance

 

Administration

Compliance and enforcement policy (ACCC)

Application of the Trade Practices Act to intellectual property: background paper (31 July 1991)
ACCC notes that the 'paper is outdated and is provided for research purposes only'

Export agreements and the Competition and Consumer Act (2 May 2011)

 

International

Europe

 

United States

Horizontal Merger Guidelines (August 2010 from DOJ site)

Horizontal Merger Guidelines (August 2010, PDF from FTC site)

 

Other