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German judge: we need more time to hear cases

German judge: we need more time to hear cases

16 November 2017

A German judge has said new disclosure rules have made it more complex and time-consuming to deal with antitrust cases.

Ukraine fines Sanofi-Aventis subsidiary for restrictive practices

Ukraine fines Sanofi-Aventis subsidiary for restrictive practices

15 November 2017

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has fined Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine and two of its distributors for a scheme that allegedly undercut generic drugs suppliers in public tenders.

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.

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.

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.

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.