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DG Comp punishes car safety equipment suppliers

The EU’s antitrust watchdog has ordered car safety equipment suppliers to pay €34 million in total for their involvement in cartels that rigged the prices of seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels for car manufacturers.  

AG Bot says "risk of impunity" justifies Pisciotti extradition

FTAIA bars DOJ forex prosecution, say defendants

CADE assists state prosecutor in animal waste investigation

DOJ sues to block AT&T from Time Warner "weapon"

The Department of Justice sued yesterday to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, predicting that the world’s biggest telecommunications company would “use its control of Time Warner’s popular programming as a weapon to harm competition”.

Thankful the wait is over: The Tipline for 21 November 2017

GCR USA is taking a break for Thanksgiving, but we will be back in your inbox next Tuesday to catch you up on everything that happened over the holiday. Before we go, check out our coverage of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to stop the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as well as Bill Baer’s regrets about airline mergers. 

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.

US FTC chair calls out foreign fines

The acting chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission has criticised the European Commission and other foreign enforcers for basing antitrust fines on companies such as Google on their turnover rather than on the damage done to competition, and for using the same method to calculate fines for abuse of dominance as for cartels.

Reed Smith makes double litigation hire from Linklaters

Reed Smith has hired two Linklaters litigation partners, Joseph P Armao and Paul Alfieri, to its global regulatory enforcement group in New York.


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