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Envelope cartelists seek disclosure to show UK claim is time barred

A English judge told envelope makers to “think more carefully” about the scope of disclosure they are seeking to prove their limitation defence against Office Depot’s damages claim.

EU probes copper scrap deal

The European Commission has sent a proposed deal between Europe’s leading copper scrap refiners to Phase II, over concerns the merged company could hold a dominant position as both buyer and seller.

Peru probes energy company for dominance abuse

Peru’s antitrust watchdog is investigating a local energy company for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the power distribution market.  

  • Whistleblower’s refugee status delays cartel probe

    The Competition Commission of South Africa’s two-year postponement of a substantive cartel hearing is not excessive or unprofessional, a court has ruled.

  • Philippines fines Grab and expands commitments

    Grab must pay a fine and refund customers for breaching commitments the ride-hailing company made to secure approval of its merger with Uber, the Philippine Competition Commission has ordered.

  • KFTC launches tech task force

    Korea’s competition watchdog has launched a 15-member task force with three divisions to investigate online platforms, mobile services and intellectual property rights.

FX marks the spot: The Tipline for 21 November 2019

The Department of Justice’s go at securing a currency price-fixing trial conviction proved successful yesterday when a New York jury returned a guilty verdict. Last year, a jury before the same court reached a different outcome, acquitting three traders that the Antitrust Division accused of manipulating prices on the US dollar and euro exchange. Yesterday, a jury before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York sided with the government in finding that former JPMorgan Chase currency trader Akshay Aiyer had conspired to fix prices and rig bids and offers for certain Central and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African (CEEMEA) currencies.

DOJ wins conviction of Forex trader

The Department of Justice’s second attempt at securing a conviction at trial for conduct in currency exchange has proven successful, as a jury returned a guilty verdict against Akshay Aiyer.

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.

Baker McKenzie global antitrust head leaves for Tauil & Chequer

A Brazilian firm has hired Trench Rossi Watanabe partner and Baker McKenzie global antitrust head Francisco Todorov, as well adding two other partners and five associates.

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