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Allen & Overy promotes in London

21 April 2017

Allen & Overy has promoted Dominic Long to partner, effective 1 May.

ITC weighs antitrust injury in case against Chinese steelmakers

ITC weighs antitrust injury in case against Chinese steelmakers

GCR USA - 21 April 2017

Commissioners at a US trade regulator sought guidance yesterday on whether a complainant bringing suit under US trade law must show antitrust injury from an alleged price-fixing scheme, and at least two indicated that they saw no such requirement in the law.

ITC to see you: The Tipline for 21 April 2017

GCR USA - 21 April 2017

And now for something completely different. It’s a Commission, but it’s not the Federal Trade or Communications ones. We’ve got coverage from yesterday’s International Trade Commission tackling an antitrust issue.

Retailers drop UK MasterCard case

Retailers drop UK MasterCard case

20 April 2017

Six retailers have chosen not to appeal against a trial court ruling earlier this year that rejected their pursuit of damages from MasterCard over its multilateral interchange fees.

DG Comp closes biofuel investigation

DG Comp closes biofuel investigation

20 April 2017

Europe’s competition watchdog has closed a preliminary investigation of possible price-fixing and market division by biofuel producers.

Search terms related to 1-800 Contacts help drive business, rival says

Search terms related to 1-800 Contacts help drive business, rival says

GCR USA - 20 April 2017

An online retail executive testified yesterday that his contact lens business did not stop using 1-800 Contacts trademarks when buying search advertising online, even after the company threatened to take legal action.

Happy birthday John Paul Stevens: The Tipline for 20 April 2017

GCR USA - 20 April 2017

It is the birthday of retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens, a Chicago boy who had a pretty great 97th year watching the Cubs win their first World Series since before he was born. Stevens’s most notable antitrust majority opinions for the Supreme Court were in sports cases: American Needle v NFL and NCAA v Board of Regents, which both held that the athletic associations in question were not beyond the reach of the Sherman Act.

Canadian court puts e-books appeal on hold

Canadian court puts e-books appeal on hold

20 April 2017

Canada’s Federal Court yesterday stayed Kobo’s application for a judicial review of the second round of Competition Bureau e-book settlements, in order to let the country’s specialist competition tribunal rule on whether Canada has jurisdiction over the alleged e-book price-fixing.

Lipsky outlines principles for US FTC reforms

Lipsky outlines principles for US FTC reforms

19 April 2017

The acting director of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition today said the agency’s new initiative to reform its processes will keep investigations closely tied to economic theories of harm, while taking advantage of existing practices for review of staff work.

Vivendi ordered to cut stake in Mediaset or Telecom Italia

Vivendi ordered to cut stake in Mediaset or Telecom Italia

19 April 2017

Italy’s telecommunications regulator yesterday told Vivendi to reduce its stakes in broadcaster Mediaset or Telecom Italia, or face fines for breaking rules on concentration of ownership in the Italian media industry.