From:                                         Adjudication

Sent:                                           Wednesday, 4 November 2015 2:20 PM

To:                                               ''

Subject:                                     Correspondence from the ACCC re exclusive dealing notification N98671 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]


Security Classification:       UNCLASSIFIED


Dear Mr Lindsay

I refer to the third line forcing notification lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) by SOTE Pty Ltd on 27 October 2015. It has been allocated the registration number N98671. The notification and this email will be placed on the ACCC’s public register which is available on the ACCC’s website.

The protection from legal action provided by the notification commences automatically 14 days after the lodgement date, unless the ACCC objects.

On the basis of the information that you have provided, and that the parties will disclose all relevant terms and conditions to customers, the ACCC does not object to the notification at this time.

If at any time circumstances change, or the ACCC receives further information, such that it is satisfied that the public benefits from the third line forcing conduct do not outweigh the public detriments, the ACCC may remove the protection provided by the notification.


Please contact Theo Kelly on 02 6243 1179 or by email to if you have any questions about this matter.



Dr Richard Chadwick
General Manager | Adjudication
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
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Belinda Blanch | Merger & Authorisation Review

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

23 Marcus Clarke Street

Canberra ACT 2601 
Tel: 02 6243 1227 |