02 March 2017
It was supposed to be the vote that guaranteed stability for businesses in Spain: the re-election of the country’s veteran prime minister, Mariano Rajoy of the People’s Party.
13 February 2017
Craig Arnott is a managing director of Burford Capital, a publicly traded litigation funding firm. Here, he considers the role of litigation funding on the European follow-on damages scene.
02 February 2017
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.
31 January 2017
Poland’s competition bar operates in a country whose antitrust enforcer has other priorities. Tom Madge-Wyld profiles Warsaw’s top practices, as they continue to compete for a rapidly diminishing slice of enforcement pie
31 January 2017
Andrea Coscelli has been interim chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since July 2016, following the resignation of previous head Alex Chisholm. He spoke to Tom Webb about how the agency recently has boosted enforcement, prioritised that work relative to its market investigations – and begun to look at the use of interim remedies.
15 January 2017
Global antitrust settlements of international mergers remain rare at best. Ron Knox uses data from GCR’s forthcoming Enforcer Tracker project to explore why
15 January 2017
Marek Niechciał was appointed president of Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in May 2016 after a change in government. He spoke to Tom Madge-Wyld through an interpreter about plans to introduce new regimes for criminal liability and professional whistleblowers, but denied concerns about the agency’s political independence.
13 January 2017
How does an understaffed competition authority revive a weak enforcement record and flagging leniency regime, while policy-makers continue to prioritise consumer protection over competition infringements? The head of Poland’s competition enforcer thinks he has the answer: start paying individual whistleblowers. Tom Madge-Wyld investigates
05 January 2017
After nine years, Joseph Wilson is stepping down from his post as commissioner at the Competition Commission of Pakistan, of which he was a founding member. His three terms had several ups and downs, which he shared with GCR, and while he praised the commission for success in its early years as he spoke to Charles McConnell, Wilson leaves the agency unsure of what the future holds.
01 January 2017
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has established itself as the top antitrust enforcer in Asia, and its considerable workload has kept the country’s small but talented competition bar busy with both domestic and international matters. Ron Knox reports.
13 December 2016
Five years ago, lawyers from the US Department of Justice walked into court haunted by a long losing streak at trial and challenged by top-flight defence lawyers and a difficult case. They left victorious, armed with a new strategy – and confidence – when taking antitrust cases to the courtroom. Ron Knox tells the story of United States v H&R Block, and how the Obama administration’s antitrust winning streak came to pass
10 December 2016
Despite a tough economic and political environment, the good times appear to be back for Spain’s competition bar, which routinely deals with a busy and dedicated national enforcer and heightened deal activity. Tom Webb meets the firms and lawyers working on the best cases