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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

 

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 and cooperation policy for cartel conduct (10 September 2014)
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 (updated 10 September 2014)

 

Compliance

 

Administration

External linkCompliance and enforcement policy (ACCC)

External linkApplication 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ACCC notes that the 'paper is outdated and is provided for research purposes only'

External linkExport agreements and the Competition and Consumer Act (2 May 2011)

 

International

Europe

 

United States

External linkHorizontal Merger Guidelines (August 2010 from DOJ site)

External linkHorizontal Merger Guidelines (August 2010, PDF from FTC site)

 

Other