GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy

Scrutinise digital markets for sake of society, competition enforcer says

Competition authorities must up their game in the digital sector to prevent a future that consists of rich elites and a new working poor, a leading enforcer has said.

Consider public priorities in competition policy, enforcer says

Competition enforcement should take broader public policy priorities into account, a senior member of an antitrust authority has said.

General Court rejects recycling company’s appeal

The EU General Court has ruled against a French recycling company’s claim that it was excessively fined for its participation in a conspiracy to reduce how much it paid for scrap lead-acid automotive batteries.

Federal Circuit ponders “smarmy” conduct

A semiconductor equipment maker’s conduct in securing a patent was “smarmy,” but likely does not constitute fraud nor a violation of US antitrust law, a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has said.

Happy birthday to Bill Barr: The Tipline for 23 May 2019

We’re not saying Judge Lucy Koh timed her Qualcomm ruling for the GCR Live conference in Silicon Valley yesterday, but it certainly made for good conversation. In a patent monopolisation case on the other side of the country, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments about whether failing to correct a misapprehension constitutes fraud. Meanwhile, Congressman David Cicilline pushed back against the amicus programme at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

Year in preview: the app economy in Korea

Tens of thousands of Korean taxi drivers have fiercely protested in Seoul to boycott the launch of an Uber-like transportation service. Following two drivers’ public suicides, the new era of such platforms is sparking intense debate over whether consumer welfare trumps all in one of Asia’s largest cities.

Scrutinise digital markets for sake of society, competition enforcer says

Competition authorities must up their game in the digital sector to prevent a future that consists of rich elites and a new working poor, a leading enforcer has said.

Lateral hires boost Pinsent Masons and DWF European practices

Taylor Wessing’s UK head of competition, Robert Vidal, has left to join the partnership at Pinsent Masons in London, while Christian Peeters has joined DWF as a partner in Brussels.

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The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019

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United States: Cartels

David Higbee, John Cove, Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores, Todd Stenerson and Mark Weiss

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Brazil: Merger Control

Tito Andrade, Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira and Marcos Paulo Verissimo

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Fernando Carreño and Paloma Alcantra

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Jesús Eloy Espinoza Lozada

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Jacques Derenne and Dimitris Vallindas

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Adina Claici and Elisa Pau

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