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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Franchisors must understand the term to ensure that they do not engage in any conduct that may constitute cartel conduct.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This article provides a summary of the types of competition issues arising and some useful background and context.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament implemented the Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) ("Directive") by adopting an amendment to the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In November 2016, the Canadian government announced that it will significantly raise the financial threshold above which foreign investments into Canada are subject to a pre-closing "net benefit" review under the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
Orrick
On March 24, 2017, the PRC National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") issued draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Associations ("Guidelines").
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
The European Commission ("Commission") has announced that it is considering studying potential competition issues in loan syndication.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The General Court recently annulled the European Commission's decision to block UPS's intended acquisition of TNT Express
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The European Commission recently published a draft directive to grant greater enforcement powers to national competition authorities (NCAs).
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Leniency applicant Evonik recently managed to successfully block the publication of a more detailed version of an earlier cartel decision. Time will tell whether this success is a Pyrrhic victory.
Jones Day
Following excessive delays before the General Court, Gascogne, Kendrion, and ASPLA claimed compensation after waiting some five years each in their appeals of the "industrial bags" cartel fines.
Field Fisher
Ein Hersteller darf den Händlern im Rahmen eines selektiven Vertriebssystems nicht generell die Nutzung von Preissuchmaschinen verbieten, so das OLG Düsseldorf in der Entscheidung vom 5. April 2017.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
In 2009, the Belgaum District Chemists and Druggists Association filed a complaint alleging that Abbott India Ltd. and Geno Pharmaceuticals had stopped the supply of essential medicines.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Supreme Court vide its order dated March 7, 2017 in Competition Commission of India v. Coordination Committee of Artist and Technicians of WB Films and Television has made observations on issues such as the role and scope of relevant markets, ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Companies should be on their toes when using software tools such as pricing or monitoring algorithms that check and adjust prices automatically.
Çukur & Yılmaz
As it is known, in case of passing the national and/or worldwide turnovers of undertakings exceed the thresholds determined by taking into consideration Turkey
Orrick
Like a merger, a JV can raise antitrust questions upon its formation. That is especially true if the JV is so tightly integrated that it looks substantially like a merger.
McDermott Will & Emery
On July 6, 2016, Danone S.A. (Danone) agreed to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for $12.5 billion.
Davis & Gilbert
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has increased its enforcement efforts against marketers for failing to substantiate their efficacy and safety claims with competent and reliable evidence.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
President Donald J. Trump has announced his intention to nominate Makan Delrahim to lead the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
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Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
VW recently employed a quick settlement strategy to deal with the fallout from its admission, in September 2015, that it had installed software to cheat on emissions tests on 11 million diesel powered VW and Audi vehicles.
Erdem & Erdem Law
On September 15, 2016, the Commission published its Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The Competition Board concluded its investigation with regard to the booking services provided by Booking.com B.V. and by Bookingdotcom Destek Hizmetleri LLC, operating as the Turkish representative of Booking.com.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Class action lawyers in California wield two powerful tools: the Unfair Competition Law, California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 - 17209; and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act...
Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
There is no doubt that these findings, along with the many passing observations of the Court are going to have a significant effect on current and future cases decided by the CCI and the COMPAT.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
In their reviews, competition law authorities might be led to directly examine the undertakings' pricing strategies, which can be perceived as a direct intervention in their freedom to set their own prices, as opposed to the principles of the free market economy.
Reed Smith
The UK held the first two hearings under its new opt-out class action procedure. The precise rules governing UK class actions will be developed over time from the general guidelines in the statute.
Khaitan & Co
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India notified significant amendments (Notification) on 27 March 2017 to the small target exemption (also known as the de minimis exemption), ...
TLT Solicitors
The Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) recently announced that the director of an online poster supplier had become the first UK director to be disqualified for a corporate competition law offence.
Holding Redlich
Key competition issues, consumer protection action, and upcoming regulatory action are included in the ACCC report.
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