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Clayton Utz
The Federal Court has provided its first sentencing remarks for this breach of the CCA criminal cartel provisions.
Alviar Gonzalez & Tolosa Abogados
No está mal que algunas empresas tomen los colores de una marca o las características de un servicio para crear uno semejante; lo ilegal es que esa persona iguale a otra marca para confundir...
Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy sp.k.
W 2015 roku Komisja Europejska rozpoczęła dochodzenie (ang. sector inquiry) w sektorze e-commerce, którego celem jest lepsze poznanie charakterystyki tej branży, co ma przełożyć się...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
After 894 days of discussion, the Italian Parliament has approved, on 2 August 2017...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Pricing concerns were responsible for the largest number of complaints to the Commerce Commission last year.
Chapman Tripp
This article lists key provisions of the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which has now passed.
Noerr LLP
The amounts of potential fines for antitrust violations in Russia are being amended, mostly reduced, with effect from 28 April 2017.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Excessive pricing is one of the highly debated topics in competition law. In brief, it could be defined as the designated price that is consistently higher than the fair price in the market.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The usage of e-books increases every day. Moreover, the discussion has ensued as to whether e-books will replace printed books, and make the latter "vintage." The future will reveal the answer soon.
Çukur & Yılmaz
Turkish Competition Authority ("the Authority") has reviewed the Guideline on Vertical Agreements (" the Existing Guideline") considering the developments in the legislation of European Union as well as the requirements in related sector and announced the "Draft Guideline on Vertical Agreements" ("the Draft Guideline") where some explanations in the Guideline has been changed and some new explanations have been added, with the aim at obtaining public consultation.
Moroğlu Arseven
The European Competition Commission recently issued a €2.42 billion fine to Google for abusing its market dominance as a search engine by granting advantages to its own comparison shopping service.
Luxury brands can lawfully prevent their authorised dealers from selling their products on third party online platforms such as and eBay...
McDermott Will & Emery
•On Tuesday, August 7, online retailer Zaappaaz Inc. and its twenty-nine-year-old president and founder, Azim Makanojiya, agreed to plead guilty for conspiring to fix the prices of "customized promotional products" such as silicone wristbands and lanyards.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
In the first case, In re: North Sea Brent Crude Oil Futures Litigation ("Brent"), two separate sets of plaintiffs alleged that Brent crude oil producers, traders, and affiliates conspired to manipulate...
Holland & Knight
As we recently observed, the antitrust enforcement agencies believe they have the tools they need to catch people attempting to use modern technology to evade the century-old Sherman Act.
Andrews Kurth LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") have recently revisited several HSR exemption interpretations and sought penalties from investors relying on thers.
Holland & Knight
The Florida Alcoholic Beverages Trade Practices Guide is a reference tool that addresses Florida Statute §561.42, referred to as the Tied House Evil law.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In both the U.S. and the EU, it is generally acknowledged that the enforcement and commercialization of IP rights must comply with the applicable antitrust laws.
McDermott Will & Emery
The opinion elucidates the current law surrounding the scope of Noerr-Pennington immunity and the implied labor exemption to antitrust liability.
In April we reviewed several new initiatives within the FTC focused on eliminating "wasteful, legacy regulations and processes that have outlived their usefulness," in the words of FTC Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen.
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Erdem & Erdem Law
The Board authorized the acquisition of a certain number of shares of Saudi Petrochemical Company by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

International Agreements

  • The Resolution of the Council of Ministers dated 27.02.2017 and numbered 2017/9994 on the Ratification of the Reciprocal Trade Encouragement System Agreement Between Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Belarus was published in the Official Gazette dated 11.05.2017 an
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Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law
Franchise agreements are vertical agreements.
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Fabara & Compañía
Whereas intellectual property laws protect a specific creation of the intellect by giving an exclusive right to benefit from it, competition policy and laws aim at increasing welfare by limiting exclusionary practices.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The High Court found the agent (Flight Centre) was in competition with airlines to supply international airline tickets.
McDermott Will & Emery
This is so even when the testimony was compelled by a foreign government in full accordance with its own law." Id. at 38.
DeHeng Law Offices
As the reader probably knows, the US Vitamin C cartel litigation, culminating in a judgment by the 2nd Circuit federal court on 20 September 2016, was a watershed case...
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases and cases relating to competition and consumer law in Australia.
Day Pitney LLP
The Appellate Division affirmed the Chancery Division's decision finding that many of the competitor's arguments were without merit.
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