DG Comp may ask court to slash discount for settlement appeals

The European Commission is considering whether to ask EU courts to revoke at least part of a discount given to companies that agree to settle a cartel case but then decide to appeal against the settlement, a senior official said today. Ron Knox in Marrakech 

Pinsent Masons unveils first German competition partner

Michael Reich will join Pinsent Masons’ Munich office as the firm’s first competition partner based in Germany.

More convergence needed over leniency, says Baer

While the global adoption of leniency programmes is to be celebrated, there is more work to be done to ensure they are truly compatible with each other, the head of the US Department of Justice said today. Katy Oglethorpe in Marrakech

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Barriers to good law?

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The Mexican government is aggressively pushing through reforms to open up the country’s industries to investment and competition. But a recent proposal to overhaul the country’s competition laws has many observers worried that vague and sweeping new powers could chill investment before it begins. Harry Phillips reports.

Economic experts on trial: Can courts rely on the evidence?

Some countries more than others allow economic experts to work together at narrowing the relevant data and allowing the court to understand the economic nuance of a private antitrust case. Oxera economists Gunnar Niels, Robin Noble and Min Shi explain why the UK system may just have it right. 

An interview with Mahendra Reddy

Mahendra Reddy was as appointed a chairman of Fiji’s Commerce Commission in 2010, a post he holds on a voluntary basis alongside a position of Dean of the College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies at Fiji National University. He talks to Katy Oglethorpe about the authority’s contentious price regulation responsibilities and the demands of building a competition culture on a small island.

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