An EU General Court (GC) judgment has considered the difficult issue of independent parallel behaviour by competitors under EU competition law, and in particular when this strays into a "concerted practice".
The European Commission has recently published for comments a proposal for new EU competition rules concerning "technology transfer agreements".
Cross-border mergers frequently trigger pre-closing antitrust reviews. Such reviews are complex and can be fraught with risk.
The next step of the on-going Phoebe Putney litigation is completed.
Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) report for fiscal year 2012.
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") has reached a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev ("ABI") and Grupo Modelo S.A.B. de C.V. ("Modelo"), requiring ABI to divest Modelo’s entire U.S. business to Constellation Brands Inc. ("Constellation").
An interesting and growing debate in the antitrust arena is whether most favored nation ("MFN") pricing provisions are pro-competitive or anticompetitive. For many years, MFN provisions have been considered a fairly noncontroversial contract term included by purchasers in an attempt to assure that other buyers do not receive a more favorable price.
Microsoft v. Motorola is precedential only in the Western District of Washington, but at 207 thorough and well-reasoned pages, it provides a valuable roadmap and will likely be quite influential in future RAND cases in other U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.
In remarks made this week at the International Competition Network annual conference, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez stated that health care will continue to be a top priority for the FTC.
Nearly a year ago the Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling that boldly separated Kansas, and its state antitrust law, from prevailing federal antitrust precedent in matters of resale price agreements.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently concluded that a class of plaintiffs challenging Comcast Corp.’s conduct in the Philadelphia market was improperly certified.
During calendar year 2012, there were 283 cases notified to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition under Council Regulation No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings.
A well-attended program on antitrust treatment of "bundled pricing" and "loyalty discounts" at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section Spring Meeting highlighted the confusion generated by the antitrust law implications.
Most evidence in European and UK anti-trust investigations is now contained in electronic documents, emails and even voice recordings.
South Korea’s antitrust watchdog, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office raided the office of POSCO ICT, a subsidiary of POSCO that manages the parent company’s IT network, as part of an ongoing investigation of South Korea’s biggest steelmakers.
The Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to clarify a number of questions at the intersection of EU and German antitrust laws and patent law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed that courts must conduct a "rigorous analysis" to determine whether antitrust class action plaintiffs meet the requirements for class certification, even when that requires inquiry into the merits of the underlying claims, and individual issues of damages may preclude class certification.