GCR May 2013
The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets, a new authority that has combined the Competition Authority, telecoms regulator and consumer protection agency, officially opened its doors today. GCR spoke to its head, Chris Fonteijn, in London at the Office of Fair Trading.
Flavio Laina, head of the cartel settlement unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition, Marc Hansen, partner at Latham & Watkins and Gerwin Van Gerven, partner at Linklaters, take an in-depth look at the EU cartel settlements system. By David Vascott
José Alberro, director at Berkeley Research Group in California, examines stock market punishment and enforcement of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission decisions
Country Survey: USA
Joseph Wayland is credited by many as reversing the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division’s fortunes in civil litigation. Hired to head the civil enforcement division in 2010 and appointed as acting assistant attorney general in 2012, Wayland led the division’s first successful litigated merger challenge in nearly a decade in H&R Block, and its subsequent challenge of AT&T/T-Mobile, which ended with the parties abandoning the deal. Katy Oglethorpe talks to him about his courtroom successes, the future of merger enforcement at the department, and life since returning to his former firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett last year
The US capital's antitrust bar is on the verge of a generational shift – yet it remains as deep and talented as ever. Ron Knox and Katy Oglethorpe examine the top teams working in the hub of antitrust law.
Country Survey: Taiwan
Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has been a capable agency for some time, but has struggled to promote the importance of competition law among both the public and the business community. With significant changes to the competition agenda on the way, that looks set to change, writes Faaez Samadi
Despite the low profile of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission on the international stage, there’s enough competition work around to keep a handful of firms busy. Faaez Samadi meets the teams handling the leading cases
After securing a second term as chair of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, Shiow-Ming Wu is driving through institutional and legislative changes that will put the enforcer on the antitrust map. Faaez Samadi sat down with him to discuss his plans