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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
07 July 2017
The European Commission has failed to disclose evidence to defendants in its investigations, a lawyer said this week.
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.