26 November 2018

RBB writes expert report in New Zealand real estate cartel case

RBB wrote an expert report on behalf of the Commerce Commission in its cartel proceedings against real estate agencies in the Hamilton area of New Zealand. An RBB team led by George Siolis and supported by Chris Whelan produced an expert report responding to an expert report on behalf of the defendants, which had claimed that real estate agencies would have independently passed on Trade Me price increases in a competitive counterfactual. The Court of Appeal judgement , which overturns the High Court judgement and finds in favour of the Commerce Commission, is available here.

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