The French petroleum company, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $245.2 million to settle charges that it violated the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with approximately $60 million in payments made through intermediaries to an Iranian government official to improperly obtain rights to petroleum concessions in Iran.
The European Union and Switzerland recently signed the first "second generation" antitrust cooperation agreement.
The EU General Court has overturned part of the European Commission's infringement decision against 24 European copyright collecting societies, in the so-called CISAC case.
The European Commission has recently published updated guidance on how it goes about conducting dawn raids at business premises in the EU.
The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. et. al., No. 12-416 which was centered on the question of whether "reverse payment" settlement agreements unreasonably diminish competition in violation of the antitrust laws.
A discussion on how things are changing in regards to the redress for corporate victims of anti-competitive behaviour.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill addressed attendees at the 2013 National Summit on Provider Market Power on June 11.
On May 31, 2013, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s determination that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners illegally expelled non-dentists from the teeth whitening market in North Carolina.
The Federal Trade Commission recently recorded yet another victory in its continuing efforts to limit the scope and application of antitrust immunity under the state action doctrine.
In a recent speech, Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Joshua Wright jumped into the debate over the proper approach for analyzing the potential anticompetitive effects of loyalty discount programs.
The European Commission is currently conducting a public consultation on the simplification of procedures for merger control in the European Union.
The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced two significant changes to its practice regarding corporate plea agreements for individuals charged with antitrust violations, such as price fixing and bid rigging.
The European Commission has issued revised guidance on the conduct of inspections at business premises.
The article analyzes the impact that the August 2011 overhaul of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger rules has had on filers.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, recently announced that it would limit carveouts from the protections afforded by corporate plea agreements to individuals the DOJ has reason to believe were involved in criminal wrongdoing.
For many years, California’s Unfair Competition Law had no traditional standing requirements, but since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2004, standing has been required, and standing continues to be litigated regularly.
The next step of the on-going Phoebe Putney litigation is completed.