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Paws off our prices, you damned dirty robots: The Tipline for 23 May 2017

GCR USA - 23 May 2017

More than two years after the Department of Justice announced its first prosecution of a cartel where prices were set using software, algorithmic pricing is a hot topic at the Federal Trade Commission. In old economy news, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit sounds ready to let pay-for-delay plaintiffs get to discovery without first providing a precise valuation of the reverse payment; and a former attorney advisor to Joshua Wright prefers a full rule-of-reason analysis to the alternative.

CADE denies JBS director allegations in corruption scandal

CADE denies JBS director allegations in corruption scandal

22 May 2017

Brazil’s competition enforcer has denied allegations that it handed a company a favourable decision while investigating Petrobras's anticompetitive practices, and reiterated that its decision-making processes have never been influenced by third parties.

UK the latest to tackle online takeaway tie-up

UK the latest to tackle online takeaway tie-up

22 May 2017

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is conducting an in-depth investigation of the merger of two companies that handle online ordering from restaurants – a sector that also has attracted antitrust attention in the US and Singapore.

Rosenthal joins Sullivan & Cromwell

Rosenthal joins Sullivan & Cromwell

22 May 2017

Michael Rosenthal has left Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to open a new Brussels office for Sullivan & Cromwell.

Freshfields dominates Who’s Who Legal: Competition

22 May 2017

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has the largest number of lawyers nominated to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017 – more than twice the number of its closest rival.

DOJ takes fight against fractional licences to Second Circuit

DOJ takes fight against fractional licences to Second Circuit

GCR USA - 22 May 2017

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division stands by its interpretation of consent decrees governing the two largest performing rights organisations’ licensing and insists that a district court erred in holding that the decree allows for fractional licences for split works.

Q&A with Ronan Harty

Q&A with Ronan Harty

GCR USA - 22 May 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell partner Ronan Harty will co-chair GCR Live Antitrust Litigation in New York next month. He talked to GCR USA about what to expect at the conference, the impact of the Trump administration on antitrust and his experience representing US and non-US companies.

Facing the music: The Tipline for 22 May 2017

GCR USA - 22 May 2017

The speculation can end about whether the Department of Justice during the Trump Administration would continue to pursue its demand that performing rights organisations license musical works in full, rather than based on the fraction of a right that the organisation’s members hold.

A promise kept

A promise kept

20 May 2017

When Barack Obama faced re-election in 2012, the media questioned whether he had kept his campaign promise to reinvigorate enforcement against anticompetitive deals. In his second term, the US antitrust agencies fulfilled that commitment with two dozen challenges in court. David Gelfand and Grant Bermann explain

Vertically challenged

Vertically challenged

20 May 2017

The hurdles to horizontal consolidation in US healthcare – hospitals buying hospitals, insurers buying insurers – have become clear over the course of several antitrust agency enforcement actions in the past decade. The possibilities for vertical healthcare mergers, however, appear less bounded. Pallavi Guniganti reports