US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

Republican US Senator Mike Lee has called for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to head the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, whose nomination has languished on the Senate floor for months.

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

Kate Pollock and Kenny Henderson are set to become the heads of plaintiff-side UK litigation firm Stewarts Law's competition team, following Jonathan Sinclair's decision to step back from casework.

Indian court orders enforcer to stop telecoms cartel probe

The Bombay High Court has quashed the Competition Commission of India's order to investigate three telecoms operators it suspected of cartel behaviour, saying the decision to pursue a matter of telecoms regulation was illegal.

  • DOJ acting chief and FTC's sole Democrat headline GCR Live New York

    GCR Live will bring the challenges faced by the US antitrust agencies in Washington, DC, to New York next week, as the Federal Trade Commission splits on a controversial sale and the Department of Justice's antitrust division operates without a Senate-confirmed boss.

  • ECJ should uphold Italian enforcer on Roche/Novartis, AG says

    Advocate-General Henrik Øe has urged the European Court of Justice to rule in favour of a decision to fine Roche and Novartis for colluding to induce consumers to use a more expensive drug rather than a cheaper off-label alternative, and to confirm the Italian competition enforcer's finding of a by-object restriction of competition.

  • Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

    In its first antitrust ruling, India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has said the country's competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction when it urged a regional government in southern India to examine its policy on transport pricing.

Tennessee officials OK rural hospitals' merger

The Tennessee Department of Health has approved a merger between two rural hospitals, despite the Federal Trade Commission's warnings the deal would harm patients by limiting their healthcare options.

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

The European Court of Justice has decided a long-standing technical question with highly practical implications. Michael Reiss at Macfarlanes explores the judgment and its consequences.

EU Cartel Analysis: The Appeals

As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.

Google lawyer praises IP limitations 

Limitations placed on copyright protections have allowed online technology companies to infuse markets with the kind of economic benefits associated with robust competition, Google's lead competition lawyer said last week. Ron Knox in New York 

US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

Republican US Senator Mike Lee has called for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to head the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, whose nomination has languished on the Senate floor for months.

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