GSK and generic drugmakers prepare for marathon CMA court fight

Six companies are set to begin a marathon five-week appeal against the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s first pay-for-delay decision.

Lava Jato topples Colombian construction deal

Colombia’s competition watchdog has used its antitrust powers to terminate a US$1.1 billion (€1 billion) motorway construction deal over allegations of bribery committed during the contract’s bidding process by Odebrecht.

Czech court confirms €1.5 million abuse of dominance fine

A regional court dismissed an appeal by RWE Supply & Trading last week, confirming a decade-old enforcement decision that held the company harmed rivals’ ability to compete in the country’s wholesale gas market.

  • Greek brewer seeks €100 million from Heineken

    An independent Greek brewer has sued global beer maker Heineken in a Dutch regional court, arguing that an abuse of dominance fine levied by Greece’s competition authority in 2015 failed to stop Heineken from harming smaller rivals.

  • Last chance to vote for GCR Awards

    Voting for the GCR Awards 2017 closes at midnight (EST) on 24 February.

  • 3G Capital ducks antitrust issues as it pushes for consolidation

    After waves of potential and realised consolidation over the past decade, the global food industry approached major concentration again this week, raising possible antitrust concerns over the powerful Brazilian investment firm behind many of the industry’s deals and buyouts.

Observers question FTC claims in Qualcomm lawsuit

Observers yesterday said the Federal Trade Commission’s recent complaint against Qualcomm is unclear, and questioned the legal theory the agency used to bring the case over the chipmaker’s allegedly anticompetitive patent licensing practices.

Honeywell sues to block Alarm.com/iControl deal

American conglomerate Honeywell on Wednesday sought to block security systems company Alarm.com’s $140 million acquisition of two business units from rival iControl Networks.

Can follow-on claims survive without litigation finance?

Craig Arnott is a managing director of Burford Capital, a publicly traded litigation funding firm. Here, he considers the role of litigation funding on the European follow-on damages scene.

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.

GCR Live heads to Silicon Valley

US International Trade Commission member F Scott Kieff will deliver a keynote to kick off GCR Live IP & Antitrust California – the first GCR Live intellectual property-focused event to take place in the world’s tech capital.

Czech court confirms €1.5 million abuse of dominance fine

A regional court dismissed an appeal by RWE Supply & Trading last week, confirming a decade-old enforcement decision that held the company harmed rivals’ ability to compete in the country’s wholesale gas market.

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