FTC secures “landmark” US$1.2 billion settlement in Cephalon pay-for-delay case

FTC bureau of competition attorney Markus Meier and director Deborah Feinstein

The US Federal Trade Commission has agreed to end its pay-for-delay lawsuit against drug maker Cephalon after the company promised to pay overcharged drug buyers US$1.2 billion in reimbursements and avoid certain reverse payments to generic drugmakers in the future.

Houses of Parliament

CMA gains powers to advise UK government on draft laws

Since Tuesday, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has had express powers to advise government ministers on how draft laws may affect competition in UK markets.

Nasdaq

Sweden takes Stockholm/Nasdaq to court for alleged abuse of dominance

The Swedish Competition Authority is launching a legal claim against Nasdaq OMX for abuse of dominance after it allegedly banned rival trading platform Burgundy from using a crucial trading data centre.

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Front cover of GCR Volume 18 - Issue 5

Volume 18 - Issue 5

Surveys: Turkey, Washington, DC • EU Bureaucracy Delays • Congressman Marino interview

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An Interview with Carlos Mena

As North American antitrust leaders meet in Mexico City today for a trilateral summit, GCR hears from the chief prosecutor of Mexico's antitrust enforcer, Carlos Mena Labarthe, about sweeping changes to Mexico's antitrust regime and the exciting new investigations and policy initiatives they have led to.   

Stuck on the runway

The air cargo cartel decision has yet to be released

Everyone agrees that the commission’s non-confidential version of the air cargo decision is long overdue, but there is vigorous disagreement about who is to blame for the delay. Henry Vane reports how recriminations are becoming more intense as parties jostle for position in the brave new world of damage claims in Europe.

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