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Q&A with Deborah Garza

Q&A with Deborah Garza

GCR USA - 23 March 2017

Covington & Burling partner Deborah Garza, a former head of the Department of Justice's antitrust division, is set to moderate a roundtable of former DOJ officials at next week’s second annual GCR Live Cartels.

Edeka and Tengelmann may seek damages from German authority

Edeka and Tengelmann may seek damages from German authority

23 March 2017

German food retailers Edeka and Kaiser’s Tengelmann are considering damages claims against the country’s competition authority for blocking their tie-up, says a source close to the matter.

Rattling Sabre: The Tipline for 23 March 2017

GCR USA - 23 March 2017

G’day. We bring you news of a Manhattan federal judge turning down global distribution system Sabre’s request for a new trial – and a Q&A with Deborah Garza about her panel of ex-enforcers at GCR Live Cartels. It’s on Tuesday in Washington, DC, and it’s right before the GCR Awards, so you should come along. Let’s face it, you’ll be in town anyway.

EU to bolster national competition authorities

EU to bolster national competition authorities

22 March 2017

As the number of EU leniency applications declines, the European Commission today proposed new rules to empower national competition authorities in their enforcement of European law, including incentives for companies to blow the whistle on cartels.

Top Italian court upholds annulment of fine

Top Italian court upholds annulment of fine

22 March 2017

Italy’s Council of State has upheld a decision to quash a €29 million fine on two insurance companies, after finding that the country’s competition watchdog had failed to show that the parallel conduct was due to illegal agreements. 

Norway fines four publishers

Norway fines four publishers

22 March 2017

Norway’s Competition Authority today fined four publishers 32 million kroner (€3.5 million) for boycotting a book distributor in favour of a distributor they jointly owned.

MasterCard tries to cut off Deutsche Bahn claim

MasterCard tries to cut off Deutsche Bahn claim

22 March 2017

Deutsche Bahn should not be allowed to attach a new claim to its ongoing damages action against MasterCard that would attack a part of the card company’s interchange fee scheme that is the subject of an ongoing European Commission investigation, MasterCard said in court today.

Anthem: efficiencies are part of the product market

Anthem: efficiencies are part of the product market

GCR USA - 22 March 2017

Health insurer Anthem on Monday urged the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to accept claimed efficiencies as part of the relevant product market.

Q&A with Megan Dixon

Q&A with Megan Dixon

GCR USA - 22 March 2017

Megan Dixon is a partner at Hogan Lovells in San Francisco. She will moderate the panel “Navigating muddy waters: Steering global businesses through fluid and disparate standards” at next week’s second annual GCR Live Cartels.

Won’t somebody please think of the efficiencies: The Tipline for 22 March 2017

GCR USA - 22 March 2017

Last year on this day we were in Washington, DC, federal court to watch the beginning of the showdown between the Federal Trade Commission and office suppliers Staples and Office Depot. We will buy some office stationery to commemorate the trial.

France fines Engie €100 million

France fines Engie €100 million

22 March 2017

France’s competition watchdog has fined energy provider Engie €100 million after the company settled charges that it had abused its dominant market position in the gas and electricity supply sector.

Singapore charges engineering companies as cartelists

Singapore charges engineering companies as cartelists

21 March 2017

Singapore’s competition authority today issued a proposed infringement decision to several electric engineering companies for allegedly bid-rigging tenders on two occasions, including a contract with Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.