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Norton Rose Fulbright
On 6 September 2022, the European Commission (EC or the Commission) prohibited Illumina's acquisition of Grail, bringing to an end the administrative stage of a legal saga that has attracted interest beyond competition law specialists.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Nash equilibrium, a decision-making theorem within game theory, offers an interesting insight into the dynamics of price leadership maneuvering between businesses, and how this interacts with antitrust law.
Preiskel & Co
On the 14th of September 2022, the European General Court ("EGC") delivered its judgement on Google's antitrust case.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The cartel crackdown continues across EMEA, with levels of enforcement exceeding those witnessed immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic.
WilmerHale
The last week has seen crucial developments at the European Commission (EC) and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the antitrust review of the $7.1 billion proposed acquisition by Illumina...
Herbert Smith Freehills
The European Commission's draft revision of the horizontal cooperation guidance published on March 1, 2022, for the first time includes a specific section on the assessment of consortia agreements.
Preiskel & Co
On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament formally adopted the Regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector
WilmerHale
Following its exit from the European Union, the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer bound by the EU's rules governing public subsidies. At the end of April 2022, the UK Parliament passed...
UK
Bird & Bird
Transitioning the UK economy to net zero by 2050 is a huge but necessary task. In fact, the scientific community is of the view that net zero must be achieved much earlier than 2050 if the world is to
McDermott Will & Emery
The new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation 2022/720 (VBER) and accompanying 2022 Vertical Guidelines (replacing the 2010 Vertical Guidelines)...
McDermott Will & Emery
During a conference last week, Ryan Danks, Director of Civil Enforcement at the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division (DOJ), suggested that merging parties...
Ropes & Gray
Traditionally, the regulation of sport has largely been left to governing bodies and in some instances (e.g., Major League Baseball), even enjoyed an exemption from the application of the antitrust rules altogether.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Last month, the Dutch competition authority (ACM) cleared a joint agreement among soft-drink suppliers including Coca-Cola to discontinue plastic handles on multipacks to make the packaging...
Bird & Bird
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT")'s decision setting aside the CMA's decision to fine Compare the Market for imposing wide "most favoured nation" ("MFN") clauses in agreements...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 8 August 2022 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) set aside the CMA's infringement decision in its Compare The Market investigation relating to the use of wide MFN clauses.
Gatehouse Chambers
In the recent case of Gemalto Holding BV & Ors v Infineon Technologies Ag & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 782, the Court of Appeal held that the correct approach to postponing...
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Competition Market Authority ("CMA") has launched a market study into music and streaming services that will focus on potential harm to consumers as well as any lack of competition in the market...
Worldwide
McDermott Will & Emery
Parties continue to be cautious in litigating challenged transactions. Since January 2021, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) filed lawsuits...
McDermott Will & Emery
The focus of an antitrust cartel investigation has traditionally been on alleged conspiracies relating to pricing, sales, products, or geographic areas.
Kinstellar
Sony PlayStation is accused of abusing its dominant position by overcharging millions of gamers as well as developers and publishers for six years. It is alleged that Sony made people overpay for its products and services by...
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