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Lawyers bemoan unclear new German merger thresholds

Lawyers bemoan unclear new German merger thresholds

16 November 2017

Two lawyers have described new amendments to Germany’s merger thresholds as “unclear” and “problematic”.

German judge: we need more time to hear cases

German judge: we need more time to hear cases

16 November 2017

A German judge has said new disclosure rules have made it more complex and time-consuming to deal with antitrust cases.

FCC broadcast ownership vote stirs controversy

FCC broadcast ownership vote stirs controversy

GCR USA - 16 November 2017

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has said that he will vote today to repeal a rule that had limited radio and television stations’ acquisitions – sparking a fierce debate on whether the move will harm competition in local media markets.

House chair: net neutrality is greatest antitrust question today

GCR USA - 16 November 2017

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ courts, intellectual property and internet committee has said that the ongoing debate about net neutrality presents the greatest antitrust question of our time.

Third Circuit doubts Uber’s entry was anticompetitive

Third Circuit doubts Uber’s entry was anticompetitive

GCR USA - 16 November 2017

An appellate panel at oral arguments on Tuesday expressed doubt that Uber’s entry into Philadelphia’s for-hire transportation market was an illegal attempted monopoly, as the judges questioned how the company’s entry can be characterised as anything but procompetitive.

FCC, Philly, Fall Forum: The Tipline for 16 November 2017

GCR USA - 16 November 2017

We are at the National Press Club today for the American Bar Association’s Fall Forum, which will feature keynote addresses from Makan Delrahim and Donald Kempf of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, and acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen. The day’s programme also includes former enforcers, current practitioners and the two federal judges who heard the government’s challenges to Anthem/Cigna and Staples/Office Depot.

Ukraine fines Sanofi-Aventis subsidiary for restrictive practices

Ukraine fines Sanofi-Aventis subsidiary for restrictive practices

15 November 2017

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has fined Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine and two of its distributors for a scheme that allegedly undercut generic drugs suppliers in public tenders.

US DOJ: Supreme Court should review Chinese vitamin ruling

US DOJ: Supreme Court should review Chinese vitamin ruling

15 November 2017

The US Solicitor General, along with the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, has called for the Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that a Chinese government agency’s characterisation of Chinese law should be treated as correct.

CMA passing on Socrates case was “dereliction of duty”, says lawyer

15 November 2017

The solicitor representing legal training provider Socrates Training in its successful lawsuit against the representative body of the English and Welsh legal profession has said the UK’s antitrust enforcer was wrong to have ignored the case.

Gibson Dunn gets two new antitrust partners

15 November 2017

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has made Richard Cunningham in the US and Deirdre Taylor in London partners in the firm’s global antitrust practice, as part of a promotion round of 16 lawyers.