All Articles

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.

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

21 March 2017

Vodafone yesterday agreed to merge its Indian operations with Idea Cellular, creating the country’s largest telecoms operator – but the deal is subject to clearance from the Indian competition watchdog.

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.

CRA promotes in London

CRA promotes in London

21 March 2017

Simon Chisholm, the former head of merger economics for the UK Competition and Markets Authority, will become a vice president at Charles River Associates effective 1 April.

Delrahim expected to be nominated for DOJ antitrust chief

Delrahim expected to be nominated for DOJ antitrust chief

GCR USA - 21 March 2017

Deputy White House counsel Makan Delrahim is said to be the administration’s pick to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, after several have speculated that President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the role would not be immune from the executive’s interference.

Ja-Makan Me Crazy: The Tipline for 21 March 2017

GCR USA - 21 March 2017

It’s the second day of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings, and we’re keeping our ears open for any mentions of antitrust.

Germany proposes a separate digital antitrust enforcer

Germany proposes a separate digital antitrust enforcer

20 March 2017

Germany’s economics ministry has issued sweeping proposals that appear to promote a protectionist approach to European digital markets, including the creation of a digital watchdog with an antitrust mandate – the necessity of which is questioned by experts and the existing competition authority.

CMA reminds public of whistleblower reward

CMA reminds public of whistleblower reward

20 March 2017

The UK’s competition watchdog launched a campaign today to tackle illegal cartels, in part by highlighting the little-known whistleblower reward programme that could award informants up to £100,000.

South Africa confirms settlement in maize cartel

South Africa confirms settlement in maize cartel

20 March 2017

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa on Thursday signed off on a fine of 10 million rand (€740,000) on Blinkwater Mills for fixing the price of maize, in another settlement of one of the longest running complaints in the history of the competition authority.

Stewarts Law hires one partner, loses another

Stewarts Law hires one partner, loses another

20 March 2017

Kenny Henderson joined litigation boutique Stewarts Law today as partner, leaving behind his position as of counsel at Covington & Burling, while current Stewarts partner Scott Campbell prepares for his return to Hausfeld next month.