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Chilean tribunal throws out supermarket lawsuit

Chilean tribunal throws out supermarket lawsuit

17 November 2017

Chile’s competition tribunal has thrown out a consumer association’s lawsuit that claimed a supermarket chain had failed to notify a merger, and breached conditions imposed on a previous deal when it acquired a 30-year shopping centre lease.

Danish court upholds merger fines

Danish court upholds merger fines

17 November 2017

A court in Denmark has upheld the state prosecutor’s decision to fine a supermarket company for withholding information about a potential buyer in a merger notification process.

Stop talking about the “dark side” of big data, says German enforcer

Stop talking about the “dark side” of big data, says German enforcer

17 November 2017

A Federal Cartel Office official has said the antitrust community should stop talking about the “dark side” of big data.

Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

17 November 2017

The head of competition and consumer policy at Germany’s ministry of economics and energy has said he does not believe a change in the law is needed to deal with algorithms – but policymakers will need to decide whether algorithms colluding tacitly will require a “gap to be filled”.

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

17 November 2017

The chief of the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has said the agency will return to structural relief to remedy anticompetitive mergers, rather than applying the behavioural remedies that were used under the previous administration.

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

GCR USA - 17 November 2017

The chief of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has said the agency will return to structural relief to remedy anticompetitive mergers, rather than applying the behavioural remedies that were used under the previous administration.

DOJ wants to speed up merger review process

DOJ wants to speed up merger review process

GCR USA - 17 November 2017

The Antitrust Division’s deputy assistant attorney general has said the department’s leadership wants to reduce the time it takes to review mergers, and advised attorneys to be transparent and communicative with enforcers when attempting a merger.

Fall Forum for days: The Tipline for 17 November 2017

GCR USA - 17 November 2017

The American Bar Association’s annual antitrust fall forum is a one-day deal, but what was said should keep the competition law community talking for much longer. Check out our stories and News & Notes for the highlights.

BRICS countries commit to a second decade of cooperation

BRICS countries commit to a second decade of cooperation

16 November 2017

In a joint statement last week, representatives from the competition authorities of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to preserve competition and enforce antitrust laws.

Judge stops CMA from using undisclosed evidence to defend Concordia warrant

Judge stops CMA from using undisclosed evidence to defend Concordia warrant

16 November 2017

A high court judge has barred the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority from relying on redacted evidence when defending its warrant to search drugmaker Concordia.