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An interview with Andrea Coscelli

An interview with Andrea Coscelli

13 November 2017

Andrea Coscelli has been chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since July 2017, after a stint as its acting chief following the departure of Alex Chisholm. Coscelli spoke to Hettie O’Brien about excessive prices, the CMA’s merger caseload, and whether antitrust is working for society.

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

09 November 2017

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.

An interview with Luis de la Calle

An interview with Luis de la Calle

07 November 2017

Analysis Group’s Almudena Arcelus talked with Luis de la Calle, who worked on Mexico’s negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and the North American Free Trade Agreement, about the likely impact on cross-border markets and litigations of Mexico’s recent reforms and President Donald Trump’s push for NAFTA changes.

France's competition bar

03 November 2017

The French competition bar has been in a state of flux. The retirement of the old guard of established rainmakers in the last few years has opened up room for movement, leading to a handful of shake-ups that have been reflected in this year’s rankings.

Massachusetts’ competition bar

Massachusetts’ competition bar

19 October 2017

Boston maintains a core group of respected and accomplished antitrust lawyers. Charles McConnell took some time out of the sweltering Washington, DC summer heat to meet with the top practices in the Massachusetts capital.

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

12 September 2017

The European Court of Justice has decided a long-standing technical question with highly practical implications. Michael Reiss at Macfarlanes explores the judgment and its consequences.

Recent pharmaceutical excessive pricing cases in context

Recent pharmaceutical excessive pricing cases in context

07 September 2017

Baker McKenzie global antitrust head Fiona Carlin, assisted by Washington, DC, partner Creighton Macy and Johannesburg partner Nick Altini, examines international trends in excessive pricing enforcement against high generic drug prices - and considers whether the recent spike in activity could be a sign that enforcers are expanding the definition of the infringement.

An interview with Deborah Feinstein

An interview with Deborah Feinstein

21 August 2017

Deborah Feinstein, the director of the US Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition from July 2013 to the beginning of March 2017, spoke to Charles McConnell in late April about her time at the commission. She also shared thoughts about pending legislation, divestitures in retail mergers, cooperation with the US Department of Justice's antitrust division and more

An interview with Tad Lipsky

An interview with Tad Lipsky

21 August 2017

The acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition, Abbott "Tad" Lipsky, sat down with Nihal Krishan in June to talk about advocacy, economics and where he sees antitrust analysis going wrong

The Washington, DC antitrust bar

The Washington, DC antitrust bar

21 August 2017

As Washington, DC is roiled by political turmoil, its antitrust bar remains deeply rooted and largely stable - as well as the biggest and arguably most important in the world. Pallavi Guniganti and Charles McConnell review the merits of more than 40 competition practices in the US capital