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Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments In Criminal Antitrust For Busy Corporate Counsel ‒ July 2019
Below, we summarize significant cartel enforcement developments from U.S. and other antitrust enforcers in recent months,
United States
5 Aug 2019
Heavier, Variable Fines And Privileges: Japan Will Enhance Fines Under Anti Monopoly Act
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").
United States
12 Apr 2019
Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments In Criminal Antitrust For Busy Corporate Counsel ‒ Winter 2019
We summarize below some of the most significant cartel enforcement developments from U.S. and other antitrust enforcers, including policy shifts, investigations, case filings, and court rulings.
United States
29 Mar 2019
Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments In Criminal Antitrust For Busy Corporate Counsel – Fall 2018
To provide a quick overview of developments in criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, in the U.S. and globally
United States
23 Nov 2018
27 Dec 2017
United States
14 Dec 2017
Significant Competition Law Changes In Germany
On March 9, 2017 the German Federal Parliament passed the ninth amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen).
20 Mar 2017
European Court Of Justice Facilitates Follow-On Cartel Damage Claims
On 21 May 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed that cartel victims may jointly sue cartelists for damages in an EU Member State where only one of the cartelists is domiciled.
European Union
3 Jun 2015
China’s SAIC Issues Competition Rules Regulating Abuse Of Intellectual Property Rights
On April 7, 2015, China’s State Administration of Industry and Commerce of the PRC (the "SAIC") issued the long-anticipated Provisions on the Prohibition of the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Eliminate or Restrain Competition (关于禁止滥用知识产权排除、限制竞争行为的规定; the "IP Guideline"), which will come into effect on August 1, 2015.
28 Apr 2015
The Dutch Competition Agency Focuses On Anticompetitive Signaling
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) – the Dutch competition agency – has indicated that public statements about future market behavior could infringe competition law.
European Union
2 Dec 2013
FCPA: DOJ May Be Listening, But It Is Not Changing Its Approach
As we wrote in our November 19, 2010 FCPA Client Alert, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, recently acknowledged that "some practitioners and others would like to see, in the FCPA area, an amnesty program similar to the one that exists in the realm of antitrust."
United States
13 Dec 2010
The Supreme Court Puts The Squeeze On "Price Squeeze" Claims
This morning, in Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkLine Communications, Inc., Case No. 07-512, the Supreme Court wove together multiple strands of recent antitrust precedent, and announced a clear rule relating to "price squeeze" claims.
United States
27 Feb 2009
People’s Republic Of China Passes Comprehensive Anti-Monopoly Law
Nearly 14 years after the People’s Republic of China (PRC) began efforts to enact a comprehensive competition law, the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress passed the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) on August 30, 2007.
United States
20 Sep 2007
Supreme Court Overturns Long-Standing Per Se Rule Against Vertical Minimum Price-Fixing
This morning, the Supreme Court overturned its long-standing per se rule against vertical minimum price-fixing and held that such agreements shall be evaluated under the more flexible "rule of reason."
United States
29 Jun 2007
Joint Investment Activities Are Often Lawful, But Bid Rigging Agreements Are Prohibited By The Antitrust Laws
According to recent press reports, the U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the bidding activities of private equity investors involved in recent buyout opportunities, including the formation of “clubbing arrangements” to bid jointly for companies.
United States
17 Oct 2006
U.S. Supreme Court Limits the Reach of U.S. Antitrust Laws, but Permits U.S. Discovery for Use in Foreign Tribunals
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued two opinions with important implications for the proper role of U.S. courts in international antitrust disputes.
United States
7 Jul 2004
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