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Another Reminder That the UK Merger Control Regime Is More Than Just Voluntary
On 6 August 2019, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (the "CMA") imposed an ‘Unwinding Order' on a U.S. company,
14 Aug 2019
No Signs Of Slowing Down — Global Antitrust Agencies Focus On Big Tech
Earlier this year, we covered the widespread interest in tech giants among international competition authorities, as well as the potential for divergence in intensity and type of enforcement across jurisdictions.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Companies, Board Members And Officers Take Note: U.S. Antitrust Agencies Are Focused On Interlocking Directorates
The FTC and the DOJ Antitrust Division have again warned companies, along with their board members and officers, of the legal prohibition on interlocking directorates
United States
30 Jul 2019
A New Twist In The Micula Case
The Micula case refers to what started as an intra-EU arbitration dispute between two Swedish investors and Romania and might end—or not—as a State aid case.
European Union
26 Jul 2019
DOJ Changes Course And Announces That It Will Favorably Consider "Robust" Antitrust Compliance Programs At Both The Charging And Sentencing Stages In Criminal Cases
Benjamin Franklin once observed that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In the antitrust context, this means that most, if not all, companies
United States
25 Jul 2019
DOJ Publishes Statements Clarifying Its Analysis Of No-Poach Agreements – But Questions Remain
Since issuing the DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals in 2016, the DOJ Antitrust Division has remained active in enforcing and commenting on agreements
United States
27 Jun 2019
Toward Uncharted Waters – The CVS-Aetna Merger
On June 4 – 5, 2019, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held an extraordinary and unprecedented evidentiary hearing
United States
21 Jun 2019
DOJ Opens New Review Of ASCAP And BMI Consent Decrees And Sets July 10 Deadline For Public Comment
On June 5, 2019, the Department of Justice announced its opening of a formal review of the antitrust consent decrees that have regulated music performance
United States
20 Jun 2019
Whistling In The Wind? DOJ's Unusual Statement Of Interest In FTC v. Qualcomm Case Highlights Disparity Between U.S. Antitrust Agencies On FRAND, SEPs, & Competition Law
In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently filed a statement of interest in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s unfair competition case
United States
29 May 2019
Not Subject To Per Se Analysis – Sixth Circuit On Plausibly Procompetitive Activity In Connection With A Joint Venture
In The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, LLC v. Atrium Health System, Case No. 17-3863 (6th Cir. Apr. 25, 2019), the Sixth Circuit held that activity in connection with a joint venture that is plausibly procompetitive
United States
28 May 2019
Dusting The Regulatory Framework – French Competition Authority Seeks To Liberalize Distribution Of Drugs And Private Medical Biology
On April 4, 2019, just three months after the publication of the European Commission (EC) report on "Competition enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector,"
United States
15 May 2019
China's Conditional Approval Of Bayer's Acquisition Of Monsanto: Lessons For Future Merger Cases In China
On March 13, 2018, China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM")[1] announced its Conditional Approval following antitrust review of a concentration of undertakings relating to Bayer's proposed merger with Monsanto ("Merger")
2 May 2019
EU State Aid Tax Ruling Cases: Not Yet The End Of It?
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).
European Union
17 Apr 2019
Hell Or High Water For Nidec
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
United States
1 Apr 2019
Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) - The World In U.S. Courts: Winter 2019
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
United States
29 Mar 2019
More Affordable And Innovative Medicines And Treatments In Europe – Has The Competition Enforcement Met The 2009 Objective?
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...
United States
29 Mar 2019
2019 Antitrust Writing Awards Nominees
Two articles authored (or co-authored) by Orrick attorneys have been nominated for a 2019 Antitrust Writing Award from Concurrences, published by The Institute of Competition Law.
United States
28 Mar 2019
Antitrust/Competition/Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) - The World In U.S. Courts: Winter 2019
Investors who traded in financial instruments in the US based on the "BBSW" benchmark originating in Australia sued many banks and brokerages claiming to have been injured ...
United States
27 Mar 2019
Parent Companies Are Liable For Cartel Damages Caused By Their Liquidated Subsidiaries
In a landmark judgment (Case C‑724/17, Vantaa vs. Skanska Industrial Solutions and others), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on March 14, 2019 that companies cannot use corporate restructuring to escape their liability for cartel damages.
European Union
27 Mar 2019
The World In U.S. Courts: Winter 2019
Please click on the area of law you are interested in (for example, "Intellectual Property – Trademark," and you will be brought to all of the case summaries relating to it.
United States
25 Mar 2019
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