UK court rejects class action against MasterCard

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to grant a collective proceedings order for a £14 billion opt-out class action against MasterCard, holding that the determination of payments to individual victims is "impossible".

Argentina issues draft merger guidelines

Argentina's National Commission for the Defence of Competition this week released a draft version of its new merger control guidelines, to better explain how the commission will analyse deals' potential competitive impact.

GCR to host second state aid conference

Gert Jan Koopman, the European Commission's deputy director general for state aid, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live 2nd Annual State Aid in Brussels on 26 September.

  • Disruptive innovation blocks dominance claims in India

    India's competition authority this week dismissed claims that a radio taxi company abused its market position using predatory pricing, on the grounds that the enforcer does not prosecute collective dominance in highly dynamic markets.

  • Indian court stays €12 million fine on Hyundai

    A specialist tribunal in India has stayed a 870 million rupee (€12 million) fine against Hyundai on grounds that India's competition enforcer violated the company's right to a fair hearing.

  • Hoffman leaves Shearman to join US FTC  

    Former US Federal Trade Commission official D Bruce Hoffman is leaving his new law firm, Shearman & Sterling, to return to the agency as acting head of its bureau of competition.  

Hoffman leaves Shearman to join FTC

Former Federal Trade Commission official D Bruce Hoffman is leaving his new law firm, Shearman & Sterling, to return to the agency as acting head of its bureau of competition.

Q&A with Dan Rubinfeld

Economist Daniel Rubinfeld is a senior consultant at Compass Lexecon, a former deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice's antitrust division - where he helped to make the case against Microsoft - and a professor of law and economics at the University of California at Berkeley. GCR USA met with Rubinfeld on the sidelines of an airline competition conference to discuss his doubts regarding the European Commission's dominance cases against Google.

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Megan MacDonald at Debevoise & Plimpton in London explore the recent spike in excessive-pricing cases involving the pharmaceutical sector.

EU Cartel Analysis: The Appeals

As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.

GCR to host second state aid conference

Gert Jan Koopman, the European Commission's deputy director general for state aid, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live 2nd Annual State Aid in Brussels on 26 September.

Hoffman leaves Shearman to join US FTC  

Former US Federal Trade Commission official D Bruce Hoffman is leaving his new law firm, Shearman & Sterling, to return to the agency as acting head of its bureau of competition.  

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