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Nicholls R, 2021, 'Merger Movements: International Coordination of Merger Clearance Policy', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 49, pp. 145 - 145, https://anzlaw.thomsonreuters.com/Document/I14315ef311b711ecae8d91026967941e/View/FullText.html?comp=wlau&transitionType=Default&contextData=%28sc.Default%29

Nicholls R, 2021, 'Valuing News: The Australian News Media Bargaining Code', Intermedia -London-, https://www.iicom.org/intermedia/vol-49-issue-2/valuing-news-the-australian-newsmedia-bargaining-code/

Nicholls R, 2021, 'Regtech as an Antitrust Enforcement Tool', Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, vol. 9, pp. 135 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaenfo/jnaa011

Garcia Garcia S; Barclay K; Nicholls R, 2021, 'Can anti-illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing trade measures spread internationally? Case study of Australia', Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 202, pp. 105494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105494

Garcia SG; Barclay K; Nicholls R, 2021, 'Can anti-illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing trade measures spread internationally? Case study of Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105494

Kayis D; Nicholls R, 2020, 'When the carrot resembles a stick: The exclusion of concerted practices from the ACCC’s revised immunity policy', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 27, pp. 187 - 210, https://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/jhud33/UNSW_ALMA61221415540001731

Nicholls R, 2020, 'When Code is Law: Bargains Between News Publishers and Platforms', Competition Policy International, https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/when-code-is-law-bargains-between-news-publishers-and-platforms/

Nicholls R; Vezzoso S, 2020, 'Decentralised digital ecosystems and competition law: a conceptual framework', ECLR: European Competition Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 345 - 355, https://uk-westlaw-com.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/Document/I44889C00A57D11EA8E70E8EA395A8A07/View/FullText.html?navigationPath=Search%2Fv1%2Fresults%2Fnavigation%2Fi0ad74035000001730794e43d1dcfa06a%3FNav%3DUK-JOURNALS-PUBLICATION%26fragmentIdentifier%3DI44889C00A57D11EA8E70E8EA395A8A07%26parentRank%3D0%26startIndex%3D1%26contextData%3D%2528sc.Default%2529%26transitionType%3DSearchItem&listSource=Search&listPageSource=161dd5512ba710d02f6e87f06fd1f04b&list=UK-JOURNALS-PUBLICATION&rank=6&sessionScopeId=76c819e4727449a0267245f405d424b1986acbcd586c16dcbdbfcac7fb9ed7e0&originationContext=Search+Result&transitionType=SearchItem&contextData=%28sc.Default%29&comp=wluk

Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2020, 'The challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s franchise sector', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 48, pp. 126 - 137, https://www-westlaw-com-au.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I8c9ae703c1fd11eab306d55769e1257b&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1

Nicholls R, 2020, 'Limiting Access, Limited Blocking: Evidence and Practice in s 115A Injunctions.', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 30, pp. 114 - 128, https://www-westlaw-com-au.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I0d60131168de11ea9e45f68329176fe2&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1

Nicholls R; Kayis D, 2019, 'Common corporate owners, concerted corporate actions?', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, vol. 34, pp. 202 - 229

Nicholls R, 2019, 'Bank Customer Switching: Scandals and Fintech', The European Financial Review, https://www.europeanfinancialreview.com/bank-customer-switching-scandals-and-fintech/

Nicholls R, 2018, 'Removal of Merits Review in Australian Electricity Regulation', Transportation, Energy, and Antitrust: The Journal of the Transportation and Energy Industries Committee of tne ANtitrust section of the American Bar Association, pp. 8 - 14

Nicholls R, 2018, 'META-REGULATION IN PRACTICE: BEYOND NORMATIVE VIEWS OF MORALITY AND RATIONALITY', AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LAW REVIEW, vol. 46, pp. 213 - 214, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000446533300006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Nicholls R; Fisse B, 2018, 'Concerted Practices and Algorithmic Coordination: Does the New Australian Law Compute?', Competition and Consumer Law Journal

Nicholls R, 2018, 'Making the dual model work: Competitive neutrality and net neutrality issues facing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 301 - 314, https://advance.lexis.com/document/?pdmfid=1201008&crid=c572ae86-b562-4368-9983-e93f4840d70d&pddocfullpath=/shared/document/analytical-materials-au/urn:contentItem:5RYY-G381-JNY7-X1TX-00000-00&pdtocno

Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2017, 'The law of unintended consequences: The effects of voiding ipso facto clauses in business format franchise agreements', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 433 - 447, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000415717200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Nicholls RJ; Kayis D, 2017, 'Concerted Practices Contested: Evidentiary thresholds', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 125 - 125, https://advance.lexis.com/document/?pdmfid=1201008&crid=9687dd33-40dc-4f95-b451-12393c0ae521&pddocfullpath=/shared/document/analytical-materials-au/urn:contentItem:5RK2-54D1-JX8W-M000-00000-00&pdtocno

Morris C; Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Do it once, get it right: Wholesale regulatory intervention in price and cost disclosure', Law and Financial Markets Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2017.1375217

Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Rights and Wrongs for Implanting Military RFID', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 36, pp. 48 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2017.2654288

Healey D; Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Enhancing Competition: Challenges for Australian Retail Banking', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 28, pp. 48 - 71, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411493200003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Buchan JM; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Flipping Out: Flip Clauses are Enforceable in the United States Again!', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 65 - 69, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000395753400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Nicholls RJ; Cave M, 2017, 'The use of spectrum auctions to attain multiple objectives: Policy implications', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 41, pp. 367 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2016.12.010

Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'The Australian Telecommunications Regulatory Environment: An overview', Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, vol. 4, pp. 196 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.18080/ajtde.v4n4.76

Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'The Mediated City: The news in a post-industrial context, S. Coleman, N. Thumim, C. Birchall, J. Firmstone, G. Moss, K. Parry, J.G. Blumler Zed Books, London, UK (2016), (264 pages including notes, references and index Paperback, £18.99 ISBN: 9781783608171)', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 41, pp. 154 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2017.01.001

Nicholls R, 2017, 'Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception', JOURNAL OF MARKETING CHANNELS, vol. 24, pp. 104 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2017.1347008

Nicholls R, 2017, 'Network neutrality: From policy to law to regulation, Christopher T. Marsden. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK (2017), 304, Paperback, £24.99, ISBN: 9781526105486', Telecommunications Policy, pp. 402 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2017.09.008

Michael K; Michael MG; Galliot JC; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Socio-Ethical Implications of Implantable Technologies in the Military Sector', IEEE Technology and Society, vol. 36, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2017.2670219

Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2016, 'Failing Firm, Failing Franchisor: Local Market Analysis in Australian Merger Clearance', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 23, pp. 247 - 265, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308905090_Failing_firm_failing_franchisor_Local_market_analysis_in_Australian_merger_clearance

Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'Spectrum Management Issues for Heterogeneous Networks in Commons Spectrum', info, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/info-02-2016-0010

Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'The Nature of Competition in Australian Retail Banking', Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal

Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'A Primer on Auction Design, Management, and Strategy, David J. Salant. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2015), 184 pages including notes, references and index, Hardback, £24.95 ISBN: 9780262028264', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 40, pp. 593 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2015.08.011

Healey DJ; Nicholls R, 2016, 'Should Stability Reign? The Consumer Downside of Foregone Competition in Retail Banking Markets', Banking and Finance Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 69 - 101, http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=UNSWORKS&docId=unsworks_modsunsworks_41966

Donald S; Bateman H; Buckley R; Liu K; Nicholls R, 2016, 'Too Connected to Fail: The Regulation of Systemic Risk within Australia's Superannuation System', Journal of Financial Regulation, vol. 2, pp. 56 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jfr/fjv010

Buchan JM; Frazer L; Qu CZ; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Franchisor Insolvency in Australia: Profiles, Factors, and Impacts', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 22, pp. 311 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2015.1113487

Nicholls RJ, 2015, 'Media Economics, Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew, Adam Swift. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK (2015), 192 pp. including notes, references and index Paperback, £19.99, ISBN: 9780230293229', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 40, pp. 378 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2015.10.003

Abbas R; Michael K; Michael M; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Key government agency perspectives on location based services regulation', Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 31, pp. 736 - 748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2015.08.004

Donald SS; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Bank custodians and systemic risk in the Australian superannuation system', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 26, pp. 25 - 38, https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599409

Nicholls R, 2014, 'Something to remember him by: Commissioner Joaquín Almunia's farewell gift', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 8, pp. 315 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.4.315

Nicholls RJ; O'Brien J, 2014, 'Hanging together or hanging separately: Is competition law in the process of eclipsing financial regulation?', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 8, pp. 178 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.2.178

Nicholls RJ, 2014, 'Structural Separation, Interconnection and Access', Trade Practices Law Journal, vol. 22, pp. 54 - 56, http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=Iae4e7a6da34011e39f3ef83c25a5d2b7&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1

Nicholls R, 2014, 'Telecommunications: Structural separation, interconnection and access', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF COMPETITION AND CONSUMER LAW, vol. 22, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000214632000007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Nicholls R, 2013, 'Review of The Political Economies of Media: The Transformation of the Global Media Industries by Dwayne Winseck and Dal Yong Jin', Telecommunications Policy, vol. Forthcoming, pp. 1185 - 1187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2013.11.003

Abbas R; Michael K; Michael M; Nicholls R, 2013, 'Sketching and validating the location-based services (LBS) regulatory framework in Australia', Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 29, pp. 576 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2013.07.014

Nicholls R, 2012, 'Cultural discontents: cultural protection in an internet world', Ericsson Business Review, vol. 1, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237011557_Cultural_discontents_cultural_protection_in_an_internet_world

Nicholls RJ; Iglesias R; Travis A, 2012, 'Private Clouds with No Silver Lining: Legal Risk in Private Cloud Services', Communications & Strategies, vol. 85, pp. 125 - 140, https://ssrn.com/abstract=2199442

Nicholls RJ, 2012, 'Right to Privacy: Interception and Access in Australia', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 31, pp. 42 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2012.2185274

Nicholls R, 2008, 'Axes of integration in the delivery of audiovisual services', Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 58, pp. 13.1 - 13.21, http://dx.doi.org/10.2104/tja08013

Nicholls R; Rowland M, 2008, 'Regulating the use of telecommunications location data by Australian law enforcement agencies', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 343 - 350, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237011542_Regulating_the_use_of_telecommunications_location_data_by_Australian_law_enforcement_agencies

Nicholls R; Waters P, 2007, 'Fair Play or Foul: Digital Rights Management Challenges under Competition Law', King and Wood IP Bulletin, vol. December, http://www.academia.edu/21812591/Fair_Play_or_Foul_Digital_Rights_Management_Challenges_under_Competition_Law


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