GCR Live

CMA enforcement head: shift in competition sentiment is broader than Brexit

CMA enforcement head: shift in competition sentiment is broader than Brexit

02 October 2017

“Brexit is only trivially related” to the growing interest in adding public interest criteria to merger reviews, the executive director for enforcement at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

DG Comp official defends Dow/Dupont remedy

DG Comp official defends Dow/Dupont remedy

29 September 2017

A senior official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition said critics of the enforcer’s decision to require divestiture of research and development assets in the Dow/DuPont merger did not understand it.

US DOJ: merger counsel should highlight overlaps

US DOJ: merger counsel should highlight overlaps

28 September 2017

The head of civil enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division said today that it might “behoove” counsel for merging companies to alert the antitrust authorities to obvious product overlaps.

Banking will remain a priority, says DG Comp state aid chief

Banking will remain a priority, says DG Comp state aid chief

26 September 2017

Gert Jan Koopman has said state aid control will not take a backseat in the banking sector, despite predicting last year that it would no longer be an enforcement priority.

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.