Features

Denmark’s competition bar

10 December 2016

Year in year out, the same four elite firms continue to dominate Denmark’s competition scene – although Bruun & Hjejle, which is once again Denmark’s only highly recommended firm, may well be catching up. Three solid competition practices, including one that has reappeared after a brief hiatus, round out our rankings as recommended firms. Sonya Lalli takes a closer look

An interview with Jakob Hald

An interview with Jakob Hald

10 December 2016

Jakob Hald joined Denmark’s Competition and Consumer Authority as director-general in January 2016. Less than one year into his tenure, Sonya Lalli spoke with him about what to expect from the enforcer in years to come

An interview with Eduardo Prieto Kessler

An interview with Eduardo Prieto Kessler

10 December 2016

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition was formed in 2013 through a merger between the country’s former specialist competition enforcer and several sectoral regulators. Tom Webb spoke with Eduardo Prieto Kessler, the head of the CNMC’s competition division, about the development of the agency’s cartel enforcement, dawn raids, and its controversial move towards levying more fines on individuals and seeking to disqualify companies from public tenders

Big data: not competition law’s Achilles heel

Big data: not competition law’s Achilles heel

02 December 2016

London-based King & Wood Mallesons London partner Sarah Turnbull analyses European enforcers’ approach to big data, and concludes that there is no need for new regulation to tackle the issue.

Switzerland’s competition bar

02 December 2016

In a landlocked island at the heart of Europe, Switzerland’s economy is dominated by several highly concentrated markets, which feed an equally concentrated competition bar. Tom Madge-Wyld profiles the country’s top antitrust practices and the lawyers who make them tick

Germany and the damages directive: the devil’s in the detail

02 December 2016

Germany is poised to implement the European Union’s directive on antitrust damages claims. Sonya Lalli looks at the implementing legislation, and the effect of the new rules on the country’s competition landscape

An interview with Vincent Martenet

An interview with Vincent Martenet

02 December 2016

Since July 2010, Vincent Martenet has been chairman of the Swiss Competition Commission, an enforcer that operates at the heart of Europe yet outside the European Union. He spoke to Tom Madge-Wyld about an unwanted change to the country’s Cartel Act, the national competition authority’s relationship with the European Commission and a pair of controversial, precedent-setting cases closer to home

A downward spiral

A downward spiral

02 December 2016

In June 2015, Switzerland’s Competition Commission issued an infringement decision against companies whose collusion included reducing gross prices. Now on appeal to the country’s Federal Administrative Court, the case has divided Switzerland’s enforcement officials and its competition bar, who disagree about whether such enforcement sets a worrying precedent. Tom Madge-Wyld investigates

Stuck in the middle: the US struggles to prosecute senior executives

Stuck in the middle: the US struggles to prosecute senior executives

01 December 2016

When the DoJ issued the Yates memo, it put pressure on prosecutors to charge the most senior culpable executives accused of corporate crimes. At the DoJ’s antitrust division, that’s always been the mantra. Now, GCR has used data from Professor John Connor’s global cartel dataset to examine exactly what kind of employees the antitrust division has tended to charge with antitrust crimes. Ron Knox reports.

Competition and conflict

Competition and conflict

01 December 2016

When political debate turns into revolution, antitrust enforcement is the last thing on most people’s minds. Mark Briggs investigates how two competition authorities have kept the show on the road when the bombs start going off

Women in Antitrust 2016: Private Practitioners

30 November 2016

Global Competition Review is pleased to present Women in Antitrust 2016, marking the first time we have profiled 150 private practitioners, in-house counsel, enforcers, economists and academics.

An interview with Dan Sjöblom

An interview with Dan Sjöblom

28 November 2016

Dan Sjöblom will step down as director general of Sweden’s Competition Authority on 1 February 2017. He discussed his tenure with Sonya Lalli.