20 May 2017
The hurdles to horizontal consolidation in US healthcare – hospitals buying hospitals, insurers buying insurers – have become clear over the course of several antitrust agency enforcement actions in the past decade. The possibilities for vertical healthcare mergers, however, appear less bounded. Pallavi Guniganti reports
20 May 2017
Pablo Trevisan, a commissioner at Argentina’s National Commission for the Defence of Competition (CNDC), spoke with Charles McConnell in March about some of the agency’s major developments, goals and struggles in the run-up to elections. Priority one: get the new competition bill through Congress as soon as possible.
19 May 2017
After a successful career in academia, Eddy de Smijter forayed into policymaking as a major contributor to the unit at the European Commission charged with drafting and implementing the damages directive. Malina McLennan spoke with De Smijter about the directive’s development and effect on private damages litigation today
18 May 2017
Though the United Arab Emirates has had a competition law on the books for more than four years, it has yet to be applied in practice. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partners Gamal Abouali and Matteo Beretta and counsel Chris Macbeth explain the gaps that remain.
13 April 2017
Even with the recent ups and downs of the energy sector, Texas trails only California in its level of economic activity, which keeps the state’s antitrust bar busy. Alex Wilts profiles Texas’s top competition practices
13 April 2017
Over the next year, US lawmakers will face the challenging task of writing and passing new healthcare legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. So far, a senator has introduced a bill, echoing one previously sponsored by the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, that would immunise doctors from federal antitrust laws when they negotiate contracts with health insurers – an exemption that the US antitrust agencies have opposed for decades. Alex Wilts reports
04 April 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 with Tom Webb in late January about how the agency has recently boosted enforcement, prioritised that work relative to its market investigations – and begun to look at the use of interim remedies
02 April 2017
Jones Day partner John Majoras became involved in the global auto parts cartel investigation from its earliest days, advising parts maker Yazaki after the US Department of Justice announced its wire harnesses investigation with a series of search warrants and raids. Now, as the investigation slowly winds down, GCR data reporter Denise Nzeyimana asks Majoras how he saw the case unfold and what he thinks its ultimate legacy will be.
01 April 2017
As the sun begins to set on the global auto parts investigation, Ron Knox examines the conspiracy’s enormous bill (so far!), how the world’s antitrust enforcers got to this point and where the investigation goes from here.
02 March 2017
China’s competition enforcement regime is up and running, and a slew of lawyers have sprung up to take care of the toughest cases in a unique environment. Tom Webb meets the movers and shakers of the Chinese antitrust bar.