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ASEAN enforcers lead impressive line-up at GCR Live Singapore

ASEAN enforcers lead impressive line-up at GCR Live Singapore

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.

DG Comp has no ambitions to be tax police, says state aid head

DG Comp has no ambitions to be tax police, says state aid head

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

GCR Live to host state aid event 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.

DG Comp didn’t have to adhere to guidance in its Intel analysis, Madero says

DG Comp didn’t have to adhere to guidance in its Intel analysis, Madero says

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

DG Comp antitrust deputy defends 2004 modernisation

DG Comp antitrust deputy defends 2004 modernisation

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.

Head of Mexican enforcer says it gains from cooperation with US

Head of Mexican enforcer says it gains from cooperation with US

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

Hong Kong judge examines private litigation

Hong Kong judge examines private litigation

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

Local lawyers highlight quirks of China probes

Local lawyers highlight quirks of China probes

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

Lawrence: UK litigation could shift to other jurisdictions

Lawrence: UK litigation could shift to other jurisdictions

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.

Turner QC considers separation of abuse and dominance

Turner QC considers separation of abuse and dominance

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.

Maton: iiyama litigation leaves “complicated playing field” in the UK

Maton: iiyama litigation leaves “complicated playing field” in the UK

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.

Brexit could boost UK criminal enforcement, Bellamy says

Brexit could boost UK criminal enforcement, Bellamy says

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.