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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Companies doing business in Canada are subject to investigations by the Canadian Competition Bureau at any time, which may relate to civil and/or criminal provisions of Canada's Competition Act.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Chinese government announced on March 13, 2018, that it will consolidate the duties of three competition agencies into a new government agency to handle all antitrust matters.
Baker & McKenzie
On 4 November 2017, the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China (the AUCL) was amended for the first time since its promulgation and implementation 24 years ago in 1993
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that there might be an abuse under competition law if a company asks a dependent company for wedding rebates that are not objectively justified.
Khurana and Khurana
Competition policy is a public policy which is aimed at ensuring that competition in the marketplace is not restricted in any manner that is detrimental to the society.
EU and Irish competition law requires competitors to act strictly independently of each other in the market and prohibits businesses from entering into anti-competitive agreements or engaging in concerted practices.
Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario
A recent landmark decision of the Court of Cassation (Cass. 29810/2017 of 12th December 2017) came into the limelight for its application on the competition law implemented on 12th December 2017.
Jones Day
The Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") annually amends the turnover thresholds for notification of transaction based on the gross national product price deflator index.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 22 December 2017, the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) delivered a judgment annulling a 2015 decision adopted by the Spanish Competition Authori ...
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") reasoned decision (dated 13.07.2017 and numbered 17-22/352-157) regarding the request to access the case file submitted by Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. ("Trakya Cam") has been published on the official website of the Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority").
McDermott Will & Emery
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) implemented new provisions in merger consent decrees that:
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has recently confirmed that it intends to bring criminal antitrust prosecutions of companies that have entered into "wage-fixing" or "no poaching" agreements.
Carlton Fields
On March 1, a New York appeals court ruled that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) need not defend Carfax, Inc. against a $50 million suit alleging the company monopolized the vehicle history report market.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A federal judge dismissed an antitrust suit filed by foreign exchange investors ("Plaintiffs") against sixteen banks ("Defendants") for allegedly causing indirect harm due to a currency-rigging conspiracy.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has challenged a merger between Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (Wilhelmsen) and Drew Marine Group (Drew) ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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McDermott Will & Emery
Although delays in antitrust appointments continued throughout the second half of 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice continued to actively investigate..
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