US DOJ rejects FTAIA challenge to forex indictment

The US Department of Justice has hit back at a motion by three traders accused of manipulating foreign exchange markets who claimed that a law designed to limit the territorial reach of US antitrust law protects them from prosecution.

Cutting, Ridyard and Frazer to head to the CAT

The former global head of Linklaters’ antitrust practice, the co-founder of RBB Economics and an Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer London partner are set to join the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal next year.

CADE probes more aftermarket auto parts

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has opened its 14th investigation in the auto parts sector, targeting three Brazilian car parts makers for allegedly fixing prices on several parts sold to both automakers and in the aftermarket.

  • The Obama Trials book launch party - in pictures

    The staff of GCR and a who's who of the Washington, DC, antitrust community last Wednesday celebrated the publication of The Obama Trials: the US antitrust agencies in the courtroom, 2009-2017, an essay collection detailing the legacy of the Obama-era antitrust agencies in the courtroom. 

  • English judge agrees to DG Comp trucks disclosure

    Mrs Justice Vivien Rose will order DAF Trucks to give UK postal operator Royal Mail redacted information from the European Commission’s trucks cartel case file within the next few months.

  • EU: skaters were illegally frozen out

    The European Commission has decided that the International Skating Union broke competition law by banning athletes from its meets who had participated in unauthorised events.

States side with Seattle in Uber suit

Washington and several other states have asked an appellate court to uphold the dismissal of a complaint alleging that allowing for-hire drivers to bargain collectively is anticompetitive – arguing the regulation is immune from antitrust laws.

FTC’s Tronox lawsuit leans on Third Circuit price-fixing case

The Federal Trade Commission’s administrative complaint seeking to block Tronox’s purchase of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business leans on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s characterisation of the market for that chemical as an oligopoly.

Merricks v MasterCard: What went wrong

In July, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal refused to certify an opt-out class action pursuing MasterCard’s allegedly anticompetitive interchange fees. Shepherd & Wedderburn partner Claire Stockford and solicitor Zeno Frediani look at the lessons for others that might seek UK class certification.

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.

MasterCard claimant counsel outlines burden of class certification

The lead barrister in the attempted opt-in interchange fee class action against MasterCard has highlighted the upfront cost of seeking UK antitrust class certification.

Cutting, Ridyard and Frazer to head to the CAT

The former global head of Linklaters’ antitrust practice, the co-founder of RBB Economics and an Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer London partner are set to join the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal next year.

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