Private Practice

NZ's Commerce Commission

NZAGS Members in Private Practice should be aware of the Commerce Commission, and in-particular their view on Anti-competitive Practices.

Please click to their website to ensure you are aware of:

What is illegal?

Coordinated conduct includes:

  • Agreements that substantially lessen competition in a market
  • Agreements that exclude or limit dealings with a rival
  • Agreements that fix, maintain or control prices (also known as cartels).

Unilateral conduct includes:

  • A person or business taking advantage of their dominant position in a market for an anti-competitive purpose
  • A person or business specifying a minimum price at which its goods or services can be sold by another - this is called resale price maintenance.