Tuesday, 30 September
Chinese academic Wei Tan has joined Compass Lexecon’s competition team, giving economic consultancy its first expert in the region.
In a bid to minimise unnecessary merger filings, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published a set of guidelines to clarify when foreign-to-foreign deals must be notified in Germany.
Chile’s Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner, Colombia’s prietocarrizosa and Spain’s Uría Menéndez have announced plans to join together to create a firm crossing the Spanish-speaking world.
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Details on forthcoming features and projects.
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
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
The European Commission’s record in competition appeals is remarkably strong, winning at least three-quarters of its cases over the last three years – often locking in place severe fines. Henry Vane considers whether the courts load the dice against companies or whether DG Comp is simply better prepared than the opposition