Former prosecutors say the US Department of Justice must step up cooperation with foreign authorities, after a federal appeals court overturned the conviction of two former Rabobank traders whose rights against self-incrimination were violated when compelled UK testimony was used against them.
South Africa's Competition Commission has struck a settlement deal with Brenner Mills over its alleged role in a maize cartel, bringing the total fines in the long-running case to 612 million rand (€40.3 million).
Slovakia's constitutional court has dismissed three construction companies' appeal of a decade-old bid-rigging fine, bringing to an end a case that saw the largest cartel sanctions in the competition enforcer's history.
The Department of Justice's antitrust division has hired Luke Froeb as its new deputy assistant attorney general for economics.
Crowell & Moring announced on Monday that Juan Arteaga, a former deputy in the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner.
As the debate over internet regulation rages on, automated data processing systems in the online retail sector have received surprisingly little coverage. From Amazon to Skyscanner, price comparison softwares have become expected and even integral to modern living. But with the ease provided by the increasingly ubiquitous software has also come an easier pathway to collusion, and difficulties with regards to its prosecution.
King’s College London emeritus professor Richard Whish QC today largely dismissed the potential need for a new model of competition law to deal with algorithmic collusion, arguing that its effects differ little from other traditional tools used for cartel agreements. Malina McLennan at GCR Live in Brussels
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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