Antitrust may apply to macro concerns

Recent studies linking rising concentration to stagnant wages and declining innovation have divided opinion over whether antitrust policy is the right tool to deal with broad macroeconomic changes.

DG Comp looking into common ownership, says Vestager

Margrethe Vestager has said the European Commission is looking “carefully” into the issue of common ownership, and has begun the “complex task” to find out if it is frequent in Europe.

Pakistan issues paint charges

Pakistan’s competition agency has charged a paint manufacturer and 10 of its dealers with resale price maintenance and operating a downstream cartel in the market for the supply of paint in the region of Multan.

  • US clarifies no-poach prosecution plans

    Companies that stopped colluding on employee wages or job allocation upon the announcement of the US Department of Justice’s plan to criminally prosecute such conduct will likely be pursued only civilly, the head of the DOJ’s antitrust division has said.

  • Judge to rule on Trump documents in US v AT&T

    Judge Richard Leon on Tuesday will rule on whether lawyers defending the AT&T/Time Warner merger can obtain documents that would indicate whether the White House ordered the US Department of Justice to block the acquisition.

  • Singapore probes Uber deal

    Singapore’s antitrust watchdog today opened an in-depth review of a regional transport company’s buyout of an Uber business, following concerns the deal could be a merger-to-monopoly.

Jury finds merger anticompetitive

A federal jury has found that Jeld-Wen’s acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing caused millions of dollars in damages to rival doormaker Steves and Sons.

FTC and Impax face off in closing arguments

The Federal Trade Commission and Impax squared off on Thursday in a final round of arguments over the pay-for-delay case in the agency’s internal tribunal. 

Post Coty, the controversy continues

White & Case partners Assimakis Komninos in Brussels and Justus Herrlinger in Hamburg look at luxury, selective distribution and the questions still unanswered about what manufacturers can do.

EU Cartel Analysis: The Appeals

As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.

Antitrust may apply to macro concerns

Recent studies linking rising concentration to stagnant wages and declining innovation have divided opinion over whether antitrust policy is the right tool to deal with broad macroeconomic changes.

US clarifies no-poach prosecution plans

Companies that stopped colluding on employee wages or job allocation upon the announcement of the US Department of Justice’s plan to criminally prosecute such conduct will likely be pursued only civilly, the head of the DOJ’s antitrust division has said.

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