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FTC And DOJ Issue Revised Antitrust Guidelines For International Enforcement And Cooperation
On January 13, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice (collectively, the "Agencies") jointly issued revised Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation (the "Guidelines").
Worldwide
30 Jan 2017
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Hong Kong Competition Law Series: Part 9
Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) is a type of vertical price restriction where an upstream supplier requires an independent reseller to resell at a fixed or minimum resale price.
United States
11 May 2015
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Executives Beware: Trends In Criminal Cartel Enforcement
After racking up record corporate criminal fines in three of the last four years, one might think that the Antitrust Division of the DOJ had made a strategic decision to focus more of its enforcement efforts on corporations.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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Striking the Balance: The Views of International Competition Agencies on the Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Law
Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States.
United States
29 Oct 2014
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Ninth Circuit Decision Clarifies the Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct; Leaves Some Ambiguities
One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act ("FTAIA") limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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India Competition Report
In July 2011 the Competition Commission of India ("CCI") published its first decision giving its clearance to a notified transaction.
India
19 Aug 2011
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Infineon Technologies Agrees to $6 Million Settlement in Criminal Price-Fixing Case Post-Morrison
On June 20, 2011, following seven years of litigation, Infineon Technologies AG reached a $6.2 million settlement with investors in a securities fraud class action based on the company’s admission that it participated in an illegal price-fixing conspiracy.
United States
8 Jul 2011
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Ninth Circuit Holds That in a Criminal Investigation, the Government Can Subpoena US Law Firms for Documents Obtained Abroad as Part of Discovery in Civil Litigation
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held last week that the Department of Justice may subpoena foreign documents that were turned over to US law firms as part of discovery in civil litigation.
United States
16 Dec 2010
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How to Manage the Risks and Costs Associated with Searching ESI (Tip of the Month)
A large corporation is served with a complaint accusing it of participating in a price-fixing conspiracy. Multiple discovery requests follow seeking electronically stored information (ESI).
United States
2 Jun 2010
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New York State Attorney General Challenges Tempur-Pedic’s Retail Pricing Restrictions
In a series of articles and public statements, enforcement officials from the New York Attorney General’s office have warned that vertical agreements to fix minimum resale prices, also referred to as minimum resale price maintenance (RPM) agreements, may remain "per se" unlawful under existing New York law.
United States
 
16 Apr 2010
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Bundled Discounts After "Doe v. Abbot Labs"
For the past several years, US courts have been struggling to articulate the limitations imposed by Section 2 of the Sherman Act on dominant firms seeking to engage in "bundling."
United States
21 Dec 2009
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Intel-AMD Settlement Highlights Antitrust Challenges of Employing Pricing Strategies
On November 12, 2009, computer microprocessor maker Intel Corp. (Intel) announced an agreement to pay competitor Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) $1.25 billion to settle all pending litigation between the two.
United States
26 Nov 2009
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Hong Kong Government Releases Consultation Paper On Proposed Competition Ordinance
Hong Kong's Commerce and Economic Development Bureau has published a new Consultation Paper including significant details of the proposed Hong Kong 'Competition Ordinance' (hereafter referred to as the "Law"), affirming the Hong Kong government's commitment to introduce the Law during the 2008/09 legislative session.
Hong Kong
21 May 2008
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Other People’s Prices
Is an agreement between a manufacturer and a retailer limiting the minimum price at which the retailer may resell a competing manufacturer’s product unlawful? Not necessarily.
United States
19 Apr 2007
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Are Your Lawful Joint Venture’s Pricing Decisions Putting You at Risk of a "Per Se" Price-Fixing Claim?
On January 10, 2006, the Supreme Court heard argument in two consolidated cases — Texaco v. Dagher and Shell Oil v. Dagher — to decide the following question: whether an agreement between owners of a lawful joint venture as to the price that the joint venture sells products in markets in which the owners do not compete is subject to per se condemnation under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
United States
12 Apr 2006
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What Counsel Should Know About Hart-Scott-Rodino Before Consummation Of A Merger Or Acquisition
For any attorney with a client contemplating a merger or acquisition, familiarity with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.S.C. § 18a (the "HSR Act" or the "Act") is essential. Failure to understand and comply with the requirements of the HSR Act can result in delays in consummating a transaction, make eventual compliance more burdensome, and, in the case of non-compliance, result in rescission of the transaction and significant civil fines. The purpose of this brochur
United States
12 Apr 2006
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How To Respond To A Criminal Antitrust Investigation: A Practical Approach In Today’s Enforcement Environment Part 2 of 2
The surge in criminal antitrust enforcement over the last decade has made it more important than ever for defense counsel to be completely familiar with all the pretrial activities that may take place in a criminal investigation. With a few notable exceptions, most of the Antitrust Division’s recent prosecutions of large national or international cartels have resulted in plea agreements rather than trials. To obtain the most favorable results for their clients, counsel must be prepared to handle
United States
4 Apr 2006
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How To Respond To A Criminal Antitrust Investigation: A Practical Approach In Today’s Enforcement Environment Part 1 of 2
The surge in criminal antitrust enforcement over the last decade has made it more important than ever for defense counsel to be completely familiar with all the pretrial activities that may take place in a criminal investigation. With a few notable exceptions, most of the Antitrust Division’s recent prosecutions of large national or international cartels have resulted in plea agreements rather than trials. To obtain the most favorable results for their clients, counsel must be prepared to handle
United States
4 Apr 2006
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