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Lava Jato topples Colombian construction deal

Colombia’s competition watchdog has used its antitrust powers to terminate a US$1.1 billion (€1 billion) motorway construction deal over allegations of bribery committed during the contract’s bidding process by Odebrecht.

Ukrainian court rejects Gazprom appeal against €6.4 billion fine

Austrian court imposes hub-and-spoke fine

Canada secures second water and sewer guilty plea

Observers question FTC claims in Qualcomm lawsuit

Observers yesterday said the Federal Trade Commission’s recent complaint against Qualcomm is unclear, and questioned the legal theory the agency used to bring the case over the chipmaker’s allegedly anticompetitive patent licensing practices.

Honeywell sues to block Alarm.com/iControl deal

American conglomerate Honeywell on Wednesday sought to block security systems company Alarm.com’s $140 million acquisition of two business units from rival iControl Networks.

This time it's personal: director disqualification in the UK

On 1 December 2016, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority announced that Trod Ltd managing director Daniel Aston had provided a disqualification undertaking not to act as a director of any UK company for five years. This marked the first time the CMA has secured such a disqualification for a company found to have infringed competition law. Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Hutton examines the consequences.

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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