Greek enforcer adds voice to sustainability push

Greece’s Competition Commission has promised to draft new guidelines to encourage sustainability-driven cooperation agreements, while also assessing pro-environmental benefits to consumers as a non-price factor during antitrust probes and merger reviews.

NKT settles National Grid power cables claim

The UK’s electricity grid operator has settled for an undisclosed sum its damages claim against NKT following-on from the European Commission’s power cables cartel decision.

Bacon joins High Court

Competition specialist Kelyn Bacon QC is leaving Brick Court Chambers after 20 years to become a judge in the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales.

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Tackling market distortions from foreign subsidies

In June, the European Commission released a white paper seeking views on three proposed new tools to give it greater control over the acquisitions and activities of foreign-subsidised companies within the bloc. …

Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Competition authorities around the world have adopted measures to help businesses collaborate throughout the covid-19 pandemic, although they have warned against taking advantage of the health crisis. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep …

Overpriced but underenforced?

Some sectors become synonymous with certain competition concerns: the construction industry has long been a breeding ground for cartels, the telecoms sector is carefully scrutinised for consolidation, and now the pharmaceutical market …

Healthcare on life support

The Competition Commission of South Africa declared in its healthcare services market inquiry report last year that competition has “largely failed”. As the country’s government attempts to introduce universal healthcare in the …

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Pharma & Healthcare: Q2 2020

    Overpriced but underenforced? • Healthcare on life support • Delay no more? • A little smoke, but no fire • A Q&A with KFTC chair Joh Sung-wook • Korea’s competition bar • GCR Live Pharmaceuticals • Market definition in pharmaceutical markets


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