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Parent Companies Are Liable For Cartel Damages Caused By Their Liquidated Subsidiaries
In a landmark judgment (Case C‑724/17, Vantaa vs. Skanska Industrial Solutions and others), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on March 14, 2019 that companies cannot use corporate restructuring to escape their liability for cartel damages.
European Union
27 Mar 2019
Antitrust Damages Claims In Germany
Our free market economy is grounded in the principle that competition is the most effective and efficient way to protect customers and consumers.
29 Jan 2019
Is Amazon The Next Big Case? – GAFA Under Antitrust Scrutiny
Margrethe Vestager, head of the European Union's Directorate-General for Competition ("DG Comp"), recently announced that the EU was once again investigating actions of a high-profile tech company...
United States
24 Oct 2018
German Competition Authority Still One Of The Most Active Regulators In Europe
Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published two documents summarizing its activities for the public: a more detailed "Activities Report" for the years 2015 and 2016 and the high-level...
25 Jul 2017
Japan LNG Import Contracts – The JFTC Reports
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan‎ (available here).
17 Jul 2017
New Anonymous Whistle-Blower Tool Launched By The European Commission
On March 16, 2017, the EC introduced a new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the EC about competition law violations, mainly secret cartels, while maintaining the anonymity of the whistle-blowers.
European Union
4 Apr 2017
Fine In Phosphates Cartel Case Confirms Need To Carefully Evaluate European Commission Settlement Proposals
On January 12, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") dismissed Roullier group's appeal and thereby confirmed a fine of €59,850,000 imposed by the European Commission ("EC") in the phosphates cartel case.
European Union
3 Mar 2017
EU Held Liable To Pay Damages As A Result Of The "Excessive" Length Of Judicial Proceedings For An Appeal Against A Cartel Decision
The possibility for a claim to be brought against the European Union as a result of "damage" caused by its institutions is enshrined in Article 340 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
European Union
7 Feb 2017
District Court Follows Motorola Mobility To Apply FTAIA And Indirect Purchaser Doctrine To Dismiss U.S. Parent's Price-Fixing Claims Based On Its Foreign Subsidiary's Purchases
The Seventh Circuit's decision in Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics – which blocked a U.S. parent's Sherman Act claim based on its foreign subsidiary's purchases...
United States
14 Nov 2016
Purported "Direct Purchaser" Claims Dismissed For Lack Of Antitrust Injury In Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation
On August 9, 2016, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of claims asserted by two groups of self-proclaimed "indirect purchasers" of aluminum products...
United States
25 Oct 2016
English High Court Allows LCD Damages Action To Proceed
On 29 July 2016, the High Court of England and Wales delivered its judgment dismissing the applications of two defendants to strike out a follow-on damages case...
18 Aug 2016
No Easy Answers: Ohlhausen Challenges Notion Of "Monopoly Problem" In The US
On June 1, 2016, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen delivered remarks in Hong Kong, pushing back on recent news reports implying that the United States currently suffers from a "monopoly problem"...
United States
8 Jun 2016
Recent Developments In The Extra Territorial Application Of The U.S. Antitrust Laws
Section 1 of the Sherman Act provides that, "[e]very contract, combination . . . , or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.
United States
9 Jun 2015
9th Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment For Defendant In DVD Rental Case
Netflix—which now offers a digital video streaming service—began by selling and renting DVDs to subscribers through the mail.
United States
29 Apr 2015
Motorola Mobility And AUO File Supreme Court Petitions Seeking Review Of Conflicting FTAIA Rulings In The 7th And 9th Circuits
On Mar. 17, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court was provided an opportunity to review two decisions involving different applications of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act ("FTAIA")...
United States
29 Apr 2015
China’s NDRC Provides Guidance Regarding Licensing Of Standard-Essential Patents In Qualcomm Decision
On Mar. 2, 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") published its decision in the Qualcomm case, which resulted in a $975 million fine against Qualcomm for alleged violations of the Anti-Monopoly Law.
28 Apr 2015
China’s SAIC Promulgates Regulations On Abuse Of Intellectual Property Rights
China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce has published its long-awaited regulations regarding the use of intellectual property rights to eliminate or restrict competition.
28 Apr 2015
U.K. Consumer Rights Act Receives Royal Assent
On Mar. 26, 2015, the Consumer Rights Act received Royal Assent.
28 Apr 2015
United States
28 Apr 2015
French Competition Authority Fines Wallpaper Producers For Anticompetitive Information Exchange
Following a request for leniency from seven wallpaper producers for engaging in anticompetitive conduct, the French Competition Authority (FCA) recently sanctioned them in the amount of 5.27 million euros (US$6.6 million).
23 Feb 2015
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