Mondaq All Regions: Anti-trust/Competition Law
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This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In a decision using metaphors ranging from the sinking of the Bismarck to a baseball game and a tennis match, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently granted summary judgment...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The plaintiffs claimed that the Defendants conspired to "fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of beer in Ontario," contrary to section 45 of the Competition Act.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Companies doing business in Canada are subject to investigations by the Canadian Competition Bureau at any time, which may relate to civil and/or criminal provisions of Canada's Competition Act.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Chinese government announced on March 13, 2018, that it will consolidate the duties of three competition agencies into a new government agency to handle all antitrust matters.
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that there might be an abuse under competition law if a company asks a dependent company for wedding rebates that are not objectively justified.
Section 6 of the CA mandates that an enterprise intending an acquisition covered under section 5 of the CA, must give a notice to the CCI seeking its approval of the acquisition to the extent that such acquisition...
Van Bael & Bellis
Spain's Supreme Court has voided a contract including an exclusive-supply clause in favour of Repsol, following a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union ....
Van Bael & Bellis
On 22 December 2017, the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) delivered a judgment annulling a 2015 decision adopted by the Spanish Competition Authori ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 February 2018, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales applied the qualified effects test (i.e. the test according to which EU competition law can be applied to conduct ...
Carlton Fields
On March 1, a New York appeals court ruled that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) need not defend Carfax, Inc. against a $50 million suit alleging the company monopolized the vehicle history report market.
The DOJ recently took the uncommon step of submitting an amicus brief to weigh in on a motion to dismiss. TIKD Services, LLC v. The Florida Bar, No. 1:17-cv-24103 (S.D. Fla. filed Nov. 8, 2017), Dkt. 115.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The exchange of competitively sensitive information may limit or eliminate competition between the parties to a merger, acquisition or joint venture.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) implemented new provisions in merger consent decrees that:
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has recently confirmed that it intends to bring criminal antitrust prosecutions of companies that have entered into "wage-fixing" or "no poaching" agreements.
Carlton Fields
On March 1, a New York appeals court ruled that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) need not defend Carfax, Inc. against a $50 million suit alleging the company monopolized the vehicle history report market.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A federal judge dismissed an antitrust suit filed by foreign exchange investors ("Plaintiffs") against sixteen banks ("Defendants") for allegedly causing indirect harm due to a currency-rigging conspiracy.
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