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ECJ overturns re-adopted rebar decision

ECJ overturns re-adopted rebar decision

25 September 2017

The European Court of Justice has quashed the European Commission's re-adopted concrete rebar cartel after finding the enforcer failed to respect the alleged cartelists' defence rights - fifteen years after it first issued fines.

Australian court upholds decision to dismiss egg cartel

Australian court upholds decision to dismiss egg cartel

25 September 2017

The Full Federal Court of Australia has backed the dismissal of the Australian enforcer's pursuit of an alleged egg production cartel, after finding it failed to prove a reciprocity of obligations between the defendants.

US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

22 September 2017

US Senator Mike Lee has called for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to head the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, whose nomination has languished on the Senate floor for months.

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

22 September 2017

Kate Pollock and Kenny Henderson are set to become the heads of plaintiff-side UK litigation firm Stewarts Law's competition team, following Jonathan Sinclair's decision to step back from casework.

Indian court orders enforcer to stop telecoms cartel probe

Indian court orders enforcer to stop telecoms cartel probe

22 September 2017

The Bombay High Court has quashed the Competition Commission of India's order to investigate three telecoms operators it suspected of cartel behaviour, saying the decision to pursue a matter of telecoms regulation was illegal.

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.

ECJ should uphold Italian enforcer on Roche/Novartis, AG says

21 September 2017

Advocate-General Henrik Øe has urged the European Court of Justice to rule in favour of a decision to fine Roche and Novartis for colluding to induce consumers to use a more expensive drug rather than a cheaper off-label alternative, and to confirm the Italian competition enforcer's finding of a by-object restriction of competition.

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

21 September 2017

In its first antitrust ruling, India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has said the country's competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction when it urged a regional government in southern India to examine its policy on transport pricing.

Tata Steel/ThyssenKrupp JV to create Europe's second-largest steel producer

Tata Steel/ThyssenKrupp JV to create Europe's second-largest steel producer

20 September 2017

Steel producers Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp plan to combine their European steel activities, in a deal that appears likely to receive antitrust scrutiny.

Australian court to hold new gambling merger trial

Australian court to hold new gambling merger trial

20 September 2017

Australia's specialist competition tribunal will re-consider gambling company Tabcorp's proposed acquisition of the Tatts Group after a higher court overturned its initial clearance of the deal.