Parliament passes antitrust damages proposal

MEP Andreas Schwab guided the directive through parliament

After years of discussion and months of frantic negotiation, the EU antitrust damages directive, which will make it easier for businesses and citizens to claim compensation from cartelists, is nearly in place after the European Parliament gave its approval today.

Business group suggests break up of DG Comp's powers

The world's top international business coalition says there is a “growing perception of unfairness” surrounding the European Commission’s competition proceedings and DG Comp should take steps to increase the due process rights afforded to defendants.

Reysen opens German-EU boutique

Former O’Melveny & Myers partner Marc Reysen has opened a specialist competition firm called Reysen Competition Advice & Advocacy (RCAA) with offices in Brussels and Frankfurt. 

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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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