Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Jones Day
On April 8, 2019, the European Commission published its long-awaited "study on loan syndication in the EU and its impact on competition in credit markets."
Jones Day
Private enforcement of EU antitrust rules may also be pursued.
Orrick
More than a couple of years ago, a lot of fuss was made around the first string of State Aid tax rulings cases of the European Commission (Starbucks, Fiat, Apple, the Belgian scheme relating to the excess profit of multinational companies).
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Two federal appellate courts considered whether plaintiffs had garnered sufficient circumstantial evidence – including discussions among competitors – to present antitrust conspiracy claims to a jury.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") lost its appellate court challenge to AT&T Inc.'s ("AT&T") acquisition of Time Warner.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
The minimum size-of-transaction threshold will be $90 million, effective April 3, 2019.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 7, 2019, the DOJ formally weighed in on a debate percolating in the courts regarding the appropriate standard for evaluating no-poach agreements implemented by franchisors.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Over the last three decades, government antitrust enforcers and private plaintiffs in the United States have increasingly sought to apply U.S. antitrust laws to conduct by foreign businesses that is deemed to have effects on the U.S. economy.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 12, 2019, the Japanese Government submitted to the Parliament a bill to propose major amendments to the Anti Monopoly Act (the "AMA"), the Japanese antitrust law (the "Bill").
Jones Day
New guidance from the FTC's staff describes the FTC's views on "post-order" divestitures and highlights the difficulties in persuading the FTC to abandon its preference for upfront buyers in merger cases that require a divestiture.
Jones Day
Partner Ryan Thomas discusses antitrust concerns regarding blockchains, including competition considerations, per se and tacit collusion, and exclusionary conduct among members of a blockchain.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The Antitrust Division (Division) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations of public procurement bids has uncovered multiple criminal violations.
Reed Smith
On February 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition announced a new Technology Task Force.
Arnold & Porter
Welcome to the latest installment of And Now a Word from the Panel, a column which "rides the circuit" with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation as it meets on a bimonthly basis at venues around the country.
Orrick
The phrase "come hell or high water" is said to have originated in the late 1800s in reference to the conditions cattle herders encountered when they trekked from Texas to the Midwest across
Arnold & Porter
For years the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been challenging so-called "reverse payment" agreements, where brand and generic pharmaceutical companies settle patent infringement claims
Reed Smith
Since 2010, with its cases filed against a number of leading technology companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shined a spotlight on the potential antitrust risks associated with employers' use of "no-poach" agreements in which companies agree not to hire or solicit each other's employees.
Orrick
Investors who traded in financial instruments in the US based on the "BBSW" benchmark sued many banks and brokerages claiming to have been injured because the benchmark
Orrick
A decade ago, the European Commission conducted a thorough sectoral inquiry into the European pharmaceutical sector that identified antitrust shortcomings impeding access to more affordable and innovative medicines...
Jones Day
Merger control enforcement has continued to surge around the world and reach well beyond the major jurisdictions.
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Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
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The FTC traditionally relied on the second proviso of Section 13(b) for access to the federal courts.
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For years the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been challenging so-called "reverse payment" agreements, where brand and generic pharmaceutical companies settle patent infringement claims
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The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in three related cases in the Eastern District of Washington yesterday dealing with alleged "no-poach"
Arnold & Porter
In November 2017, AAG Makan Delrahim reignited a debate about antitrust enforcement in the context of standard-setting organizations, standard essential patents, and agreements to price SEPs on FRAND terms.
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As 2019 quickly approaches, we would like to take a few moments to reflect on the past year of Food and Drug Administration activities and certain big ticket items that made news in 2018.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The Antitrust Division (Division) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations of public procurement bids has uncovered multiple criminal violations.
Arnold & Porter
The FTC has more than one avenue for challenging conduct that violates Section 5.
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