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US DOJ: Supreme Court should review Chinese vitamin ruling

US DOJ: Supreme Court should review Chinese vitamin ruling

15 November 2017

The US Solicitor General, along with the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, has called for the Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that a Chinese government agency’s characterisation of Chinese law should be treated as correct.

CMA passing on Socrates case was “dereliction of duty”, says lawyer

15 November 2017

The solicitor representing legal training provider Socrates Training in its successful lawsuit against the representative body of the English and Welsh legal profession has said the UK’s antitrust enforcer was wrong to have ignored the case.

Gibson Dunn gets two new antitrust partners

15 November 2017

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has made Richard Cunningham in the US and Deirdre Taylor in London partners in the firm’s global antitrust practice, as part of a promotion round of 16 lawyers.

New Zealand enforcer loses estate agents case

New Zealand enforcer loses estate agents case

15 November 2017

The High Court of New Zealand in Auckland has dismissed the New Zealand Commerce Commission’s price fixing case against two real estate agents.

Peruvian court upholds bid-rigging fines

Peruvian court upholds bid-rigging fines

14 November 2017

Peru’s Competition Tribunal has upheld the Peruvian competition enforcer’s decision to fine two associations 4.05 million sol (€1,060,000) each after they colluded to rig bids for transport tenders.

Fox: BRICS countries have a comparative advantage

Fox: BRICS countries have a comparative advantage

14 November 2017

New York University law professor Eleanor Fox has said the BRICS countries have a comparative advantage when assessing the public interest in antitrust enforcement.

National champions have failed Brazil, CADE commissioner says

National champions have failed Brazil, CADE commissioner says

14 November 2017

Brazil’s finance minister and a member of its antitrust authority said last week that competition fosters and increases economic productivity.

ECJ clarifies scope of EU agricultural exemptions

ECJ clarifies scope of EU agricultural exemptions

14 November 2017

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a cartel of French endive producers was not exempt from competition law, and given guidance to national courts deciding when agricultural producers are exempt from antitrust laws.

British Airways loses air cargo appeal

British Airways loses air cargo appeal

14 November 2017

The European Court of Justice has confirmed the General Court’s decision not to strike out the European Commission’s air cargo cartel decision for British Airways.

CMA provisionally clears Tesco/Booker

CMA provisionally clears Tesco/Booker

14 November 2017

Following a Phase II review, the UK’s antitrust watchdog has provisionally concluded that the merger of supermarket Tesco and convenience store franchise Booker will not lead to price rises in either market.