Obama DOJ defends antitrust record

In an interview with GCR, the acting head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division and her predecessor spoke about the agency’s achievements and denied that a recent flurry of activity has been in anticipation of the change in administration.

Canada agrees second round of e-books settlements

CAT denies Flynn interim relief

South Africa blocks cardboard packaging merger

Portugal court upholds Galp Energia abuse of dominance decision

DOJ settles post-merger HSR violation

The Department of Justice yesterday settled charges against a North Carolina-based energy company for allegedly taking control of a company it bought before the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act expired.

Inauguration Day: The Tipline for 20 January 2017

Today president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US president – an event that is undoubtedly going to have strong repercussions for US antitrust enforcement. On the antitrust side, we’ve got a story about the Department of Justice’s settlement with Duke Energy; and in the near future, look out for our exit interview with DOJ antitrust head Renata Hesse, and the agency’s No. 3 official Bill Baer.

An interview with Joseph Wilson

After nine years, Joseph Wilson is stepping down from his post as commissioner at the Competition Commission of Pakistan, of which he was a founding member. His three terms had several ups and downs, which he shared with GCR, and while he praised the commission for success in its early years as he spoke to Charles McConnell, Wilson leaves the agency unsure of what the future holds.

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.

DG Comp has no ambitions to be tax police, says state aid head

European Commission state aid head Gert Jan Koopman today rejected criticism that the body is turning itself into a tax enforcer, and insisted that ongoing enforcement against beneficiaries of tax rulings will continue to focus on “outlier” situations where “patently you are looking at something that is off the radar screen”. Tom Webb at GCR Live State Aid in Brussels

Covington makes KWM competition hire

Louise Freeman joined Covington & Burling from King & Wood Mallesons yesterday.

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