GCR Live

DOJ acting chief and FTC's sole Democrat headline GCR Live New York

DOJ acting chief and FTC's sole Democrat headline GCR Live New York

21 September 2017

GCR Live will bring the challenges faced by the US antitrust agencies in Washington, DC, to New York next week, as the Federal Trade Commission splits on a controversial sale and the Department of Justice's antitrust division operates without a Senate-confirmed boss.

GCR to host fifth antitrust conference in New York

GCR to host fifth antitrust conference in New York

31 July 2017

Terrell McSweeny, one of the two commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission, will give the keynote remarks at GCR Live's 5th Annual New York conference on 28 September.

GCR to host second state aid conference

21 July 2017

Gert Jan Koopman, the European Commission's deputy director-general for state aid, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live 2nd Annual State Aid in Brussels on 26 September.

Lawyer and economist criticise Google search case

Lawyer and economist criticise Google search case

12 July 2017

A lawyer last week slammed the thinking that underpins the European Commission’s Google search case, while an economist described the theory of harm as not being one she could relate to.

Lawyer bemoans poor DG Comp disclosure

Lawyer bemoans poor DG Comp disclosure

07 July 2017

The European Commission has failed to disclose evidence to defendants in its investigations, a lawyer said this week.

DG Comp official resists need for effects in gun-jumping

DG Comp official resists need for effects in gun-jumping

05 July 2017

A European Commission antitrust official today stressed the importance of being able to punish gun-jumping without having to prove that the misconduct caused real harm.

Whish urges restraint on algorithmic collusion

Whish urges restraint on algorithmic collusion

05 July 2017

King’s College London emeritus professor Richard Whish QC today largely dismissed the potential need for a new model of competition law to deal with algorithmic collusion, arguing that its effects differ little from other traditional tools used for cartel agreements.

No shift in excessive pricing policy, says DG Comp official

No shift in excessive pricing policy, says DG Comp official

04 July 2017

A senior official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition today stressed the small number of excessive pricing cases the EU enforcer has pursued, and said there is “no sign” that stance will change.

Van Gerven: “fairness” in DG Comp enforcement needs explanation

Van Gerven: “fairness” in DG Comp enforcement needs explanation

04 July 2017

The EU’s competition watchdog needs to better explain what “fairness” in competition means, antitrust veteran Gerwin Van Gerven said today.

DG Comp takes permissive approach to selective distribution agreements, says official

DG Comp takes permissive approach to selective distribution agreements, says official

08 June 2017

The head of the European Commission's digital single market task force says the EU antitrust enforcer takes a "permissive" approach to selective distribution agreements, and reiterated its support of Coty's stance at the European Court of Justice.