09 January 2017
GCR Live 6th Annual Asia-Pacific Law Leaders Forum will gather speakers from government, private practice and academia in Singapore to focus on newer authorities, particularly in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.
30 November 2016
European Commission state aid head Gert Jan Koopman today rejected criticism that the body is turning itself into a tax enforcer, and insisted that ongoing enforcement against beneficiaries of tax rulings will continue to focus on “outlier” situations where “patently you are looking at something that is off the radar screen”. Tom Webb at GCR Live State Aid in Brussels
18 November 2016
Gert-Jan Koopman, the European Commission’s deputy director-general for state aid, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live State Aid on 30 November.
08 November 2016
Despite the European Commission having appeared to endorse the as-efficient competitor test in a guidance paper, the agency’s deputy director-general for antitrust yesterday said the test was not required and questioned whether it was even appropriate. Pallavi Guniganti in New York
07 November 2016
Handing off more cases to EU member states’ competition authorities and allowing the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition to focus on the most serious infringements has worked well, Cecilio Madero Villarejo insisted today.
07 November 2016
No matter how leadership at the US antitrust agencies changes after tomorrow’s presidential election, the head of Mexico’s competition commission said today that she wants to continue cooperating and engaging with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. Alex Wilts in New York
20 October 2016
The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has said that economic torts may be more expeditious than follow-on actions under the jurisdiction’s private enforcement regime for litigants who seek damages for allegedly anticompetitive acts. Tom Webb in Hong Kong
18 October 2016
Chinese enforcers’ insistence on confessions and self-reporting are among the features that distinguish their procedures from defence rights in many other jurisdictions, practitioners explained today. Tom Webb in Hong Kong
11 October 2016
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Jon Lawrence last week said major cartel damages litigation could shift outside the UK following the country’s decision to leave the European Union.
10 October 2016
Google’s lead counsel in Streetmap v Google last week said conducting separate trials of abuse and dominance in that case, with abuse tried first, was overall a good idea – but noted that it is difficult to completely hive off the two concepts.
10 October 2016
Discussing two recent high court judgments in follow-on litigation brought by monitor maker iiyama, Hausfeld’s London managing partner last week said a pair of recent judgments in the case have made it tougher for companies allegedly harmed by conduct that took place outside the EU to bring claims in London.
07 October 2016
Sir Christopher Bellamy QC today said the UK’s departure from the EU could lead to the country’s Competition and Markets Authority pursuing more criminal cases, potentially affecting the international balance of power between enforcers.