France’s Competition Authority has cleared one of the largest-ever deals in its overseas territories after the buyer proposed a fix-it-first remedy and “unprecedented” behavioural commitments.
A Pakistani government report has criticised the country’s competition watchdog for doing nothing to tackle cartels and abuse of dominance in the sugar industry over the past decade.
The decision-making tribunal of Brazil’s competition authority has decided to continue investigating six banks for denying services to cryptocurrency brokers, despite one of the commissioners recommending that a fine now be considered.
Local lawyers have said antitrust enforcement in Argentina remains stagnant despite the competition authority appointing two new commissioners to resume its decision-making quorum for the first time in months.
A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.
Austria's broadcasting regulator has released a report detailing how it is monitoring communication platforms and digital gatekeepers to tackle weakening competition in online markets.
A federal judge has denied a request by Surescripts for early appellate review of his decision to allow a Federal Trade Commission monopolisation lawsuit against the company to proceed.
It appears former vice president Joe Biden might not support the merger moratorium proposed by Democrats including Amy Klobuchar. But Klobuchar, who turned 60 yesterday, is still holding out for a late birthday present as Biden searches for a running mate – a position she is reportedly in consideration for. The ranking Democrat on the Senate antitrust subcommittee knows a few things about the vice presidency, having interned for the last Minnesotan to hold the office, Walter Mondale.
Mondo Mazwai was appointed to head the Competition Tribunal of South Africa last year, becoming its first female and first black chairperson. She spoke to Emily Craig about responding to the coronavirus pandemic, female representation in antitrust and why the tribunal has overturned a series of decisions by the country’s Competition Commission.
The European Commission is considering imposing legal obligations on gatekeepers of digital platforms to remedy or prevent “commercial imbalances”, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.
Jones Day has hired a new partner from Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia, an Ashurst lawyer has joined Reed Smith in London, and Oxera has promoted four economists in the UK, Germany and Italy.
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