Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Jones Day
In its ongoing sector inquiry into e-commerce in the EU, the European Commission has published a Preliminary Report of its findings.
McDermott Will & Emery
In May 2015, the European Commission (the Commission) launched a sector inquiry in the field of e-commerce in the context of its Digital Single Market strategy
While we wait for the UK to clarify what sort of relationship it will be seeking with the EU after Brexit, it may be useful to highlight what appear to be the main consequences for the enforcement of competition law.
Jones Day
Over the last few years, the level of cartel enforcement against antitrust conspiracies across the European Union has increased significantly.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Second Circuit recently set aside a $147 million verdict against two Chinese companies accused of conspiring to fix the price and supply of vitamin C sold to U.S. buyers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion in In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, reversing the district court's eight year-old decision not to grant a motion...
McDermott Will & Emery
On 8 September 2016, the General Court of the EU (GCEU) handed down five judgments upholding a decision by the Commission of 19 June 2013 imposing fines on Lundbeck...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Tuesday, the Second Circuit in In Re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation vacated a $147 million award against two Chinese companies for engaging in anti-competitive behavior
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last week, in applying that maxim, the court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a suit filed by a hospital against a competing hospital and physician group...
McDermott Will & Emery
The ultimate effectiveness of the corporate compliance program depends on its ability to mitigate risks arising from all substantive laws materially affecting the company — not only the most visible or notorious ones.
On September 15, 2016, the Third Circuit jump-started a federal antitrust class action involving truck transmissions, holding that a direct purchaser's assignment of its federal antitrust claims...
McDermott Will & Emery
On 7 July 2016, the European Commission adopted a decision accepting commitments by 14 shipping liner companies to change their practices concerning announcements of intended price increases for containerised shipping services.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On August 26, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission published amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Premerger Notification Rules...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Commission today published its preliminary report on the e-commerce sector inquiry (the "Preliminary Report").
Yesterday, in In re Modafinil Antitrust Litig., 3d Cir. No. 15-3475 the Third Circuit provided a framework for analyzing the oft-overlooked numerosity requirement of Rule 23(a)(1)..
Mayer Brown
In its last judgment session on August 31, 2016, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense approved Resolution 16 which established a deadline of thirty days for the approval of merger filings based on summary proceedings...
Miles & Stockbridge
Can participation in a business or trade association and allegiance to its rules trigger antitrust liability for association members under the Sherman Act?
Jones Day
In recent years, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the antitrust enforcement agency responsible for price-related monopoly conduct, has cracked down on resale price maintenance (RPM) through a series of enforcement actions.
McDermott Will & Emery
Financial regulatory authorities such as the US Security and Exchange Commission and the French Autorité des marchés financiers frequently impose on companies that are listed on a stock exchange...
Morgan Lewis
Cartel enforcement activity promises to remain busy In the coming months and into 2017.
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Kaye Scholer LLP
On July 14, 2016, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with parties to an asset acquisition that the DOJ said would create an unlawful
Paul Hastings LLP
The certification requirement was the most highly-anticipated aspect of the Final Rule and differs from the Proposed Rule in two material respects.
Foley & Lardner
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ and the FTC announced they are seeking public comments on the first update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property issued in 1995.
Jones Day
After a two-year investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to seek modification of longstanding music licensing consent decrees with the ASCAP and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI).
Proving once again that antitrust law protects competition, not competitors, on August 18, 2016 the Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision from the Eastern District of Michigan...
Carlton Fields
In its analysis, the court looked at different types of electronic contract formation
The Northern District of California denied Chrysler's motion for summary judgment to defeat a Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claim.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On August 12, the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed update to their Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property, and called for public comments.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued the 38th "Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report".
Jones Day
As with developments in antitrust law more generally, most of the relatively few substantive changes permit greater flexibility in IP licensing.
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