GCR February 2009
London Leaders: City firms and barristers survey
Stephen Crosswell at Herbert Smith in Hong Kong considers the government’s proposal that it be exempted from Hong Kong’s proposed general competition law
Bill Batchelor and Grant Murray, of Baker & McKenzie LLP, examine the guidance on leniency applications that was issued by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading in December
Adrian Magnus and Simon Albert of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP in London examine the implications of DG Comp’s continuing inquiry into the EU pharmaceutical market
Janet Bolton and Kevin Glass at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto examine the new stance taken by Canada’s Competition Bureau on whether banks and other institutions may offer both Visa and MasterCard services
Country Survey: United Kingdom
UK competition barristers are playing increasingly vital roles in high-profile competition cases. Peter Scott met some of the leading players
The past four years have seen the UK’s Office of Fair Trading transform its structure and enforcement practice. Ron Knox and Peter Scott investigate how these changes came about, and what is left to be done
John Fingleton is chief executive of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading. Ron Knox asks him about the Lloyds TSB/HBOS merger and the authority’s new leniency guidelines
Peter Freeman has been head of the UK's Competition Commission since 2003. Peter Scott spoke to him about what lies ahead for the commission in the final two years of his contract
Last year, merger work in the UK's largest competition practices filled schedules and boosted bottom lines. But with credit markets still frozen, few expect that degree of work to continue. Ron Knox explains how firms in the Magic Circle and beyond are working to ensure the other pillars of their competition work can prop up their practices until the markets thaw.
In December, Donald I Baker of Baker & Miller PLLC wrote a memorandum to the then-unnamed assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust. Here, Joe Sims of Jones Day responds.