The Philippines is set to usher in a new era of competition enforcement with the introduction of a leniency programme that will grant the first-in applicant full immunity and allow a second whistleblowing company a discounted fine.
The EU Damages Directive only applies to claims brought in a member state after it was implemented in that jurisdiction and to actions that relate to conduct that occurred after the directive was issued, an advocate general to the European Court of Justice has said.
Spain’s highest court has upheld a decision annulling €120 million in fines on Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica, marking the second major cancellation of a multimillion-euro antitrust sanction by the nation’s courts in less than a week.
India’s competition watchdog has granted Panasonic’s local subsidiary immunity for its role in a dry cell battery cartel, but has levied more than €123,200 in penalties on consumer goods company Godrej & Boyce and its directors.
The European Court of Justice has upheld a lower court’s decision finding that the European Commission violated its own procedural rules when it blocked UPS’s attempted takeover of TNT in 2013.
Claimants against the air cargo cartel have argued that they should be able to claim damages from British Airways dating back three years earlier than a UK trial court had ruled.
Driving a customer out of business does not have the potential to diminish market competition, Google told a California judge on Tuesday who had ordered the company to clarify its argument against an antitrust challenge brought by a stock photography website.
Former Sidley Austin associate Michelle Robinson turns 55 today. Robinson, who worked at the firm for three years beginning in 1988, was part of a team that represented AT&T in its hostile takeover bid for NCR and acted for Union Carbide against a challenge from the Federal Trade Commission as it sought to make a sale to Arco. Robinson would later mentor one of the firm’s summer associates – Barack Obama – whom she married in 1992.
With a new Nordic Cooperation Agreement slowly ushering in renewed collaboration among Scandinavian antitrust enforcers, GCR spoke to the head of Norway’s Competition Authority about tough choices, challenges and how the enforcer is tackling its leniency problem.
Structural presumptions could help competition authorities assess mergers by “super dominant” companies, the European Commission’s chief competition economist has suggested.
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