Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The EU Court of Justice severely reprimanded the General Court for its failure to properly analyze a restriction of competition 'by object'.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia recently cited the French initiatives to block the GE-Alstom deal as an example of "worrying signals of protectionist threats".
Orrick
The Court of Justice of the European Union has consistently held that the prohibition in Article 101(1) is not applicable where the impact of the agreement on competition is not appreciable.
Orrick
On June 26, 2014, the criminal chamber of the French Supreme Court held that during antitrust procedures, the defendants' rights of defense must be respected during the entire procedure, including during the preliminary inquiry and especially dawn raids.
Orrick
In April 2008, the Commission approved the acquisition but left open the question as to the date on which Electrabel acquired control of CNR.
Orrick
On July 9, 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation on proposals contained in its White Paper, "Towards More Effective EU Merger Control."
Orrick
On June 25, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed a challenge brought against the European Commission by the French cable manufacturer Nexans SA in which it sought to challenge the Commission’s powers to seize documents in dawn raids.
Orrick
Many manufacturers of branded goods, who have expressed concerns about the image of their products and worry that these are sold on the cheap, have sought to restrict the use of the Internet by their distributors.
Foley & Lardner
The European Commission adopted revised rules on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition.
McDermott Will & Emery
Brent Snyder provided prepared remarks on the subject of "Compliance is a Culture, Not Just a Policy," before the International Chamber of Commerce.
Orrick
A recent antitrust enforcement decision by the DOJ has introduced a new and unprecedented risk into efforts by private equity firms to manage their portfolio companies.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
We’ve previously written about Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics, currently pending in the Seventh Circuit.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund recently filed a purported class-action antitrust complaint relating to the brand name drug Opana ER.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The FTC's brief offers support in favor of Mylan’s claims. Mylan brought claims related to the development of generic versions of brand drugs used to treat certain forms of cancer.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In recent years, antitrust criminal enforcement efforts have increased around the world. These efforts focus mainly on cartels.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On June 30, 2014, the FTC announced in a series of orders that it would consent to Actavis PLC’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories only under certain conditions.
Womble Carlyle
Since Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling in which she called the NCAA a "cartel" that restrains the college athletics market, many commentators have forecasted the end of the NCAA.
McDermott Will & Emery
North Carolina’s State Board of Dental Examiners has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the FTC’s "radical departure" from decades of established precedent.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The DOJ invited public comment on whether to modify its consent decrees with the music licensing firms ASCAP and BMI to respond to changes in the digital music business.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The FTC has reached a proposed consent agreement with two major propane distributors, that would settle an FTC price-fixing investigation into the two companies.
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The DOJ’s ongoing challenge of American Express’s merchant rules as a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act may clarify the significance of market share calculations.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The intersection of IP and antitrust has always been fraught.
Orrick
Check out Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter for all the latest news and analysis of antitrust happenings in Asia, Europe and the United States.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
One factor that may contribute to the increase in criminal antitrust fines over the past ten years is the Antitrust Division's international focus.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
A pair of putative class actions has been filed in the past two weeks charging Panasonic, Samsung, and other electronics manufacturers with forming a cartel to boost prices in the sagging market for certain electronics capacitors.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
In the United States, the McCarran Ferguson Act, enacted by Congress in 1945, provides the insurance industry with a limited exemption from the federal antitrust laws.
McGuireWoods LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a decision on the scope of the state-action doctrine, which exempts state actors from federal antitrust scrutiny.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On Tuesday, July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit "clarified certain aspects of [its] false advertising jurisprudence".
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