CMA: pay-for-delay settlement “restrictive in its own right”

In its opening statement at the Competition Appeal Tribunal today, the UK competition authority said that pay-for-delay agreements between an antidepressant patent holder and generics manufacturers were “by nature antithetical to the competitive process”.

Israel narrows enforcement against excessive pricing

Israel’s competition watchdog has published its final policy on excessive pricing, indicating enforcement against such conduct will take place only in exceptional circumstances and as a last resort.

Unilever charged with cartel conduct

The Competition Commission of South Africa today referred Unilever and Sime Darby to the country’s Competition Tribunal, alleging that the companies cartelised the market for bakery and cooking products.

Oral arguments set in ITC steel case

The International Trade Commission decided on Friday that it will hear oral arguments in its review of an administrative law judge’s decision to terminate an investigation of whether 40 Chinese steel companies violated US antitrust law – a case brought based on allegations by a US steelmaker that has said President Donald Trump could revive jobs in the industry.

Airlines support US Airways following trial win

A New York federal judge should clarify a jury verdict against Sabre so that issues over the company’s contract restrictions do not need to be re-litigated, multiple airlines requested last week.

Can follow-on claims survive without litigation finance?

Craig Arnott is a managing director of Burford Capital, a publicly traded litigation funding firm. Here, he considers the role of litigation funding on the European follow-on damages scene.

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.

Google break-up might be needed, says Kinsella

The European Commission may consider separating Google’s online search and advertising businesses if any behavioural remedies it imposes fail, Sidley Austin partner Stephen Kinsella said today. Tom Webb in Brussels

Former senior official launches firm in Bogotá

Felipe Serrano, the former chief advisor of Colombia’s Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, has launched Serranomartinez in Bogotá.

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