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GSK and generic drugmakers prepare for marathon CMA court fight

GSK and generic drugmakers prepare for marathon CMA court fight

24 February 2017

Six companies are set to begin a marathon five-week appeal against the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s first pay-for-delay decision.

Lava Jato topples Colombian construction deal

24 February 2017

Colombia’s competition watchdog has used its antitrust powers to terminate a US$1.1 billion (€1 billion) motorway construction deal over allegations of bribery committed during the contract’s bidding process by Odebrecht.

Observers question FTC claims in Qualcomm lawsuit

Observers question FTC claims in Qualcomm lawsuit

GCR USA - 24 February 2017

Observers yesterday said the Federal Trade Commission’s recent complaint against Qualcomm is unclear, and questioned the legal theory the agency used to bring the case over the chipmaker’s allegedly anticompetitive patent licensing practices.

Honeywell sues to block Alarm.com/iControl deal

Honeywell sues to block Alarm.com/iControl deal

GCR USA - 24 February 2017

American conglomerate Honeywell yesterday sought to block security systems company Alarm.com’s $140 million acquisition of two business units from rival iControl Networks.

Ohlhausen expands on economic liberty task force

Ohlhausen expands on economic liberty task force

GCR USA - 24 February 2017

Acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen yesterday expanded on her first major policy initiative – a task force geared at promoting economic liberty in the face of potentially anticompetitive occupational licensing.

Qualcomm, Honeywell and economic liberty: The Tipline for 24 February 2017

GCR USA - 24 February 2017

Today we’ve got coverage of yesterday’s George Mason University antitrust symposium, as well as Honeywell’s lawsuit against a merger. Have a great weekend.

Greek brewer seeks €100 million from Heineken

Greek brewer seeks €100 million from Heineken

24 February 2017

An independent Greek brewer has sued global beer maker Heineken in a Dutch regional court, arguing that an abuse of dominance fine levied by Greece’s competition authority in 2015 failed to stop Heineken from harming smaller rivals.

Czech court confirms €1.5 million abuse of dominance fine

Czech court confirms €1.5 million abuse of dominance fine

24 February 2017

A regional court dismissed an appeal by RWE Supply & Trading last week, confirming a decade-old enforcement decision that held the company harmed rivals’ ability to compete in the country’s wholesale gas market.

Last chance to vote for GCR Awards

23 February 2017

Voting for the GCR Awards 2017 closes at midnight (EST) on 24 February.

3G Capital ducks antitrust issues as it pushes for consolidation

3G Capital ducks antitrust issues as it pushes for consolidation

23 February 2017

After waves of potential and realised consolidation over the past decade, the global food industry approached major concentration again this week, raising possible antitrust concerns over the powerful Brazilian investment firm behind many of the industry’s deals and buyouts.

DG Comp investigation could reset dynamic between airlines and suppliers

DG Comp investigation could reset dynamic between airlines and suppliers

23 February 2017

If the European Commission decides to charge airline equipment manufacturers with violating competition law, it could help reset the dynamic between airlines and equipment suppliers, a lawyer acting on the case said yesterday.

Ukrainian court rejects Gazprom appeal against €6.4 billion fine

Ukrainian court rejects Gazprom appeal against €6.4 billion fine

23 February 2017

The Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeal this week rejected Gazprom’s appeal against the enforcement of a 172 billion hryvenia (€6.4 billion) abuse of dominance fine it was ordered to pay last year.