Conference Coverage

Harmonisation will be the final step for ASEAN enforcement

Harmonisation will be the final step for ASEAN enforcement

Premium 03 March 2016

The harmonisation of competition enforcement among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be one of the last steps in normalising antitrust laws en bloc, not one of the first, the head of Singapore’s antitrust agency said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

Premium 03 March 2016

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer China antitrust co-head Ninette Dodoo today argued that in the Asian context, information exchange should be distinguished from anti-competitive activities. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live in Singapore

Agencies must believe fix-it-first remedies do just that, lawyers say

Agencies must believe fix-it-first remedies do just that, lawyers say

Premium 03 March 2016

While the success or failure of fix-it-first merger remedies will hinge on the facts of the case, companies and their counsel must always convince antitrust enforcers that their proposed divestiture represents a victory for the agency and the country’s consumers, a top Asia-based competition lawyer said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Forrester: lack of supervision increases standardisation controversy

Forrester: lack of supervision increases standardisation controversy

Premium 29 February 2016

Policymakers should push ahead with the principle laid down last year in the European Court of Justice’s Huawei/ZTE ruling, and must encourage better processes among participants in standardisation, EU General Court judge Ian Forrester QC said today. Tom Webb in Brussels

Gelfand: US will go to court when merger proponents ‘litigate the fix’

Gelfand: US will go to court when merger proponents ‘litigate the fix’

Premium 08 February 2016

The US Department of Justice is ready to fight a merger in court if the companies say they are willing to have a judge decide whether their proposed divestiture would be adequate to solve competition concerns, the deputy head of the antitrust division said. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Miami

Baer and Snyder defend US anti-cartel system

Baer and Snyder defend US anti-cartel system

Premium 08 February 2016

The head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and his deputy for criminal enforcement have fended off criticism of how the US deals with cartels in its leniency programme and compliance credit, but also admitted there is “room for improvement”. Pallavi Guniganti in Tokyo

Feinstein: Steris shows gap between agencies and courts

Feinstein: Steris shows gap between agencies and courts

Premium 05 February 2016

Deborah Feinstein, the head of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition, trudged down a perhaps painful path today as she outlined what she believed went wrong in the agency’s failed challenge to the Steris/Synergy merger. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Miami

Hesse: DoJ’s system for case and merger review isn’t static

Hesse: DoJ’s system for case and merger review isn’t static

Premium 05 February 2016

Renata Hesse, who oversees the US Department of Justice’s criminal and civil antitrust operations, says the agency’s antitrust division continues to adjust the way it analyses cases and transactions as market circumstances change. Alex Wilts at GCR Live in Miami.

Last chance to buy GCR Live Brussels tickets

Last chance to buy GCR Live Brussels tickets

Premium 05 November 2015

GCR Live 7th Annual Brussels: The conference about the bigger picture starts on Monday, and promises to be one of the highlights of the antitrust year.

Last chance to buy discounted tickets for GCR Live Hong Kong: Focus on China

Last chance to buy discounted tickets for GCR Live Hong Kong: Focus on China

Premium 15 October 2015

The inaugural GCR LiveHong Kong: Focus on China conference takes place at the end of this month, with early-bird discounted tickets still available until the end of tomorrow.