Friday, 24 May
After a round of interviews last week, the government of Canada appears closer to choosing the country’s next commissioner of competition, sources tell GCR.
Online search leader Google is the target of a fresh antitrust inquiry inside the US Federal Trade Commission, which is questioning whether the company is using its strength in the online display advertising market in potentially anti-competitive ways, according to press reports.
A rare chance to hear lawyers, judges, economists and enforcers all discussing the antitrust law-intellectual property intersection is coming up at GCR Live: IP & Antitrust in Brussels next month.
Surveys: Washington, Taiwan EU Cartel Settlements Round Table, Mexican Amparos Interviews with Shiow-Ming Wu, Chris Fonteijn, Joe Wayland
Details on forthcoming features and projects.
Observers in India say the country's merger control regime is up and running at a good clip. But some apparent flaws remain – including how the Competition Commission handles the acquisition of smaller assets that may fall well below the country’s merger control thresholds. Arshad (Paku) Khan, the executive director of Khaitan & Co, explores the issue.
Joseph Wayland is credited by many as reversing the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division’s fortunes in civil litigation. Hired to head the civil enforcement division in 2010 and appointed as acting assistant attorney general in 2012, Wayland led the division’s first successful litigated merger challenge in nearly a decade in H&R Block, and its subsequent challenge of AT&T/T-Mobile, which ended with the parties abandoning the deal. Katy Oglethorpe talks to him about his courtroom successes, the future of merger enforcement at the department, and life since returning to his former firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett last year
The US capital's antitrust bar is on the verge of a generational shift – yet it remains as deep and talented as ever. Ron Knox and Katy Oglethorpe examine the top teams working in the hub of antitrust law.