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Orrick
The long list of practices violating EU competition law just got longer: in Container Shipping, the European Commission confirmed that the unilateral publishing of pricing information, in public media, can violate Article 101 TFEU.
Jones Day
近几个月来,欧洲反垄断执法机构实施了一系列新举措,以对"大数据"持有者和处理者适用竞争法法规。大数据通常是指大量的不同类型的数据&#
Shearman & Sterling LLP
State aid control is unusual internationally. State aid is entirely a matter of EU law and is administered by the EU.
BakerHostetler
Out of the many immunities and exemptions precluding or limiting the application of antitrust laws in the United States, state action may be the most widely relied upon immunity.
Orrick
As recounted in the Court's decision, Plantronics had engaged in numerous preservation efforts including issuing quarterly litigation hold reminders, requiring acknowledgement by its employees, and two rounds of preservation training.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have been actively challenging mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2016.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Michigan Antitrust Reform Act (MARA) contains a specific provision, MCL 445.774a, that governs the enforceability of noncompete agreements between employees and employers.
Orrick
Where is the line drawn between acquisitions of securities made "solely for the purpose of investment" on one hand, and influencing control, thereby requiring regulatory approval, on the other hand?
Orrick
Howard Ullman recently published a column in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report (Northern California) on a recent Sixth Circuit decision that raises new issues for structuring joint ventures.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
One of the most effective ways to combat corporate misconduct is by seeking accountability from the individuals who perpetrated the wrongdoing.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Under HSR, parties to mergers and other acquisitions (equity or assets) meeting certain jurisdictional tests and not otherwise exempted must file notification with the Federal Trade Commission...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
According to the DOJ complaint, ValueAct purchased over $2.5 billion of voting securities of Halliburton and Baker Hughes after the two companies announced their merger in November 2014.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
A focus on individuals who participate in cartel behavior reminds us that we don't know enough about their identities.
Dentons
On 3 July 2016 Federal Law No. 273-FZ1 was adopted, which requires retailers and food product suppliers to review existing contractual relationships and to choose new legal forms for their interaction.
Jones Day
In 2014, oilfield services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced their intention to merge in a $35 billion transaction.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asserted that sector consolidation and concentration have become challenges to market competition.
Orrick
On 4 July 2016, just as European football takes centre stage at the final stages of the UEFA European Championships in France, the European Commission...
McDermott Will & Emery
On June 10, 2016, the DOJ and the FTC jointly submitted a letter recommending that the North Carolina General Assembly limit the definition of the "practice of law" only to activities for which "specialized legal knowledge and training" is demonstrably necessary to protect consumers.
Orrick
On June 30, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced increases to the maximum civil penalties issuable for violations of several key competition statutes.
McDermott Will & Emery
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Foley & Lardner
In the complaint, the DOJ and NC define steering as "a method by which insurers offer consumers of healthcare services options to reduce some of their healthcare expenses."
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The primary factor in the court's decision was the FTC's flawed construction of the relevant geographic market.
McDermott Will & Emery
On June 10, 2016, the DOJ and the FTC jointly submitted a letter recommending that the North Carolina General Assembly limit the definition of the "practice of law" only to activities for which "specialized legal knowledge and training" is demonstrably necessary to protect consumers.
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases of interest to the business community: Federal Jurisdiction—Fannie Mae; Bankruptcy Code—Structured Dismissals; Sherman Act—Conspiracy by Members of a Business Association; Fair Housing Act—Standing
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has rejected the Federal Trade Commission's attempt to block a merger between hospital systems.
Orrick
On June 14, 2016, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso, of the Northern District of Illinois, denied a motion for preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cadwalader partners Alec J. Burnside and Adam Blakemore addressed some of the immediate legal questions arising from the June 23, 2016, "Brexit" vote.
Proskauer Rose LLP
There was a time not long ago when the odds of beating the Federal Trade Commission on a hospital merger antitrust challenge were slim.
WilmerHale
On June 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the rooftop solar industry—also known as solar "distributed generation."
Jones Day
U.S. authorities are increasingly scrutinizing noncompete provisions made part of employment agreements, with close focus on provisions restricting junior-level and low-wage employees.
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