The Australian High Court decides to hear the Competition Authority’s appeal in price-fixing case against a travel agent (Flight Centre)

The High Court has granted the ACCC special leave to appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision in Flight Centre Limited v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2015] FCAFC 104. This case concerns ACCC allegations that Flight Centre (a travel agent) attempted to induce various airlines to make bilateral price-fixing arrangements in contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010). The ACCC’s High Court appeal presents a rare opportunity for the Court to consider what it means for parties to an arrangement to be ‘in competition with’ each other for the purposes of the Act. Whichever way the High Court ultimately decides the case, its decision is likely to have significant ramifications for the future application of

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney)

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Liza Carver, The Australian High Court decides to hear the Competition Authority’s appeal in price-fixing case against a travel agent (Flight Centre), 11 March 2016, e-Competitions March 2016, Art. N° 93529

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