ACCC backs down over AGL appeal

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission today announced it will not challenge the Competition Tribunal’s decision to overturn its block of AGL Energy’s purchase of two power stations from Macquarie Generation.

DG Comp has second thoughts on Google settlement

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Confusion surrounds the European Commission’s proposed settlement with Google after it expressed major concerns with the search engine’s commitments to end an investigation of abuse of dominance in online search results.

DG Comp fines fishing gun jumpers

The European Commission has hit salmon farmer Marine Harvest with a €20 million fine for failing to notify its purchase of a stake in rival Morpol, despite the company’s assertions that it did not exercise control. 

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Cartelist liability following Deutsche Bahn

Court judgments in Deutsche Bahn and Cooper Tyre have set new standards for follow-on damage claims in the UK. Louise Freeman, at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin in London draws on her role as lead claimant counsel in Cooper Tire to explore where the treatment of non-appealing companies stands and how increased liability may create incentives for more court challenges in the future. 

Bar hopping

London is becoming an attractive venue for cartel damages cases

Europe is looking ever more plaintiff-friendly, as sweeping reforms at both EU and national level and a host of court decisions make it easier for businesses and citizens across the 28-country block to get compensation from cartelists. It’s not surprising, then, that many of the big-name US plaintiffs’ firms are taking note, says Harry Phillips.

Minority report

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As the European Commission prepares to publish its detailed plans on minority shareholding reform, there is considerable scepticism about the implications of its proposed extended jurisdiction. Henry Vane reports

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