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Bruce faces interim measures in Sweden

Sweden’s Competition Authority has imposed interim measures against a fitness aggregator, forcing the company to remove exclusivity clauses in its contracts with training facility owners while the enforcer conducts its investigation.

Merger law still lacks needed reforms, Peruvian lawyers complain

Peru’s new merger control legislation is a “positive” change but “lacks the institutional reform required”, local lawyers have said.

SEP constitutes a relevant market, Chinese judge says

A standard-essential patent constitutes its own relevant market, a judge on the Beijing High Court has commented.

  • Truck cartelists battle claimants over “essential” facts

    Follow-on claimants have argued that almost all of the European Commission’s factual findings in its trucks decision are binding on national courts, while defendant truck makers have warned against “elevating” such facts to legal conclusions.

  • Latvia issues highest fine for failure to provide information

    Latvia’s competition authority has fined one of the country’s largest building materials traders €701,811 for failing to provide information during a cartel investigation.

  • Qualcomm vs the KFTC: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 6 December 2019

    It was always likely that the dispute between Korea’s Fair Trade Commission and Qualcomm would end up before the country’s Supreme Court, but this week we learned which party would be the appellant. We have coverage of that and much more. Also check our London briefing today and next week for coverage of GCR Live IP and Antitrust Beijing, which was held yesterday.

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said. 

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.

Japan’s competition bar

After several years of treading water, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has a new focus on platforms and improvements to its leniency regime, which bode well for the future of the country’s competition community. Matt Richards ranks the high performers.

Gibson Dunn, De Brauw and AZB promote and hire

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has promoted Helen Gornall and brought back Maikel van Wissen as partners, while Marc Picat, Bharat Budholi and Luis Marin Tobar have moved to competitors.  

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