Italy to recognise compliance programmes in setting fines

In a move that brings it simultaneously closer to and further away from certain aspects of the European Commission’s practices, Italy’s Antitrust Authority has introduced changes to its fining regime.

UK judge bars late claims against Visa

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In a move that could affect other card fee damages claims in the UK, a High Court judge has thrown out a significant chunk of retailers’ claims against Visa, reducing the company’s potential liability by roughly half a billion pounds.

Motta: Don’t look at competition policy in a vacuum

In a speech yesterday, the European Union’s top competition economist exhorted antitrust lawyers and enforcers to take a holistic view of competition policy and advocate hard for a competition-friendly culture that will ultimately spur economic growth. Harry Phillips in Sao Paulo.

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Takeaways from the European Competition Day in Rome

Alessandro Greco, head of the EU and competition practice at Eversheds in Italy, discusses commissioner Joaquín Almunia’s farewell and the need for further harmonisation.

An interview with Frank Vondrak

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Frank Vondrak, the chief of the Chicago field office at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, talks with Ron Knox about auto parts, staff morale and life after the closure of four other regional division offices

A red wave rising

Chinese enforcers have come under fire

Over the past year, antitrust enforcers in China have risen from a five-year incubation to bring a spate of cases that have riled foreign officials and Western business groups over a host of concerns, from timing issues to outright intimidation. Those officials and business groups have asked China to alter the way it treats foreign businesses, but enforcers in Beijing appear set on imposing their own brand of antitrust enforcement. Ron Knox reports

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