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Luxembourg refuses to investigate Amazon abuse complaint

23 June 2017

Luxembourg’s Competition Authority has dismissed a complaint about Amazon abusively terminating a contract with a German electronics retailer.

Hobbelen swaps Freshfields for Bird & Bird

Hobbelen swaps Freshfields for Bird & Bird

23 June 2017

Hein Hobbelen has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to join Bird & Bird as partner in Brussels and The Hague.

Merger dodges ACCC by going to court

Merger dodges ACCC by going to court

23 June 2017

The Australian Competition Tribunal has conditionally cleared the tie-up of gambling operators Tabcorp and Tatts, after the companies approached the specialist court when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission expressed concerns about the deal.

France amends Canal Plus commitments

France amends Canal Plus commitments

23 June 2017

France’s Competition Authority yesterday agreed to lift several injunctions it had imposed in its clearance of Canal Plus’ acquisition of two competitors, following changes to the country’s television markets.

DOJ criminal antitrust case to be analysed under rule of reason

DOJ criminal antitrust case to be analysed under rule of reason

GCR USA - 23 June 2017

A Utah federal judge has held that a Department of Justice criminal collusion case against an heir locator service will be decided under the rule of reason.

FTC and North Dakota AG challenge healthcare tie-up

FTC and North Dakota AG challenge healthcare tie-up

GCR USA - 23 June 2017

The Federal Trade Commission and attorney general of North Dakota yesterday sued to block a health system’s acquisition of a rival North Dakota clinic, claiming the tie-up would reduce competition and raise prices.

Brattle Group picks up former NERA senior VP

Brattle Group picks up former NERA senior VP

GCR USA - 23 June 2017

Economist Agustin Ros has moved to the Brattle Group, just one month after he stepped down as senior vice president at the consultancy National Economic Research Associates.

Happy birthday, Brown Shoe: The Tipline for 23 June 2017

GCR USA - 23 June 2017

The 55th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown Shoe v US falls on a Sunday, so we’re celebrating early. Judge Amit Mehta reminded us of the date while speaking at a Bates White dinner last week; the precedent loomed large in his ruling for the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco/ US Foods, as it does in most merger decisions.

Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

22 June 2017

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full probe of possible cartel activity by six of the country’s largest meal card issuers, after the country’s highest administrative court ordered the agency to investigate the alleged conduct.

Brazil investigates medical equipment cartels

Brazil investigates medical equipment cartels

22 June 2017

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has opened two formal investigations into suspected medical equipment cartels, with some of the potential misconduct detected through algorithmic software.