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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

Understanding Japan's approach to competition and big data

Understanding Japan's approach to competition and big data

25 July 2017

Interaction between competition and big data is globally discussed. Japan recently addressed this cutting-edge issue through a report published by a study group at the country's Fair Trade Commission. Yusuke Takamiya, an antitrust attorney at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and a visiting researcher at the Competition Policy Research Centre at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, explores Japan's approach by outlining the report together with relevant developments.

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

15 June 2017

Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Megan MacDonald at Debevoise & Plimpton in London explore the recent spike in excessive-pricing cases involving the pharmaceutical sector.

Balancing market competition with national policy in China

Balancing market competition with national policy in China

31 May 2017

Over his years in China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Zhang Handong has seen how the country’s embrace of market competition has dovetailed with national industrial policy. In a keynote address to GCR Live Singapore: 6th Annual Asia-Pacific Law Leaders Forum, Zhang, who heads the NDRC’s price supervision and anti-monopoly bureau, explained how that relationship has evolved, and how the country’s antitrust enforcement regime has worked to ensure government policy avoids distorting competition

Singapore ASEAN roundtable

Singapore ASEAN roundtable

31 May 2017

At the 2017 GCR Live Asia Law Leaders conference in Singapore, enforcers from some of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ most crucial jurisdictions gathered to discuss the progress of ASEAN and the future of trade, both in the region and globally. Here, we reproduce a part of that conversation, focusing on the growth of competition law in Asia, and the region’s reaction to the rise of nationalism in the West

A promise kept

A promise kept

20 May 2017

When Barack Obama faced re-election in 2012, the media questioned whether he had kept his campaign promise to reinvigorate enforcement against anticompetitive deals. In his second term, the US antitrust agencies fulfilled that commitment with two dozen challenges in court. David Gelfand and Grant Bermann explain