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EU fines Google for past AdSense conduct

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for anticompetitive clauses formerly in its AdSense contracts, while the company announced changes to its Android operating system to comply with a previous antitrust decision.

Cuatrecasas hires investigations head from enforcer

The former director general for investigations at Portugal’s Competition Authority has joined Cuatrecasas in Lisbon, while firms in Brussels, Austria and India have also hired and promoted new partners.

Qantas says Cathay alliance will be pro-competitive after ACCC shows concern

A proposed agreement allowing Cathay Pacific to offer codeshare services on select flights operated by Qantas to and from Hong Kong is “fundamentally pro-competitive”, the Australian airline has told a domestic air services regulator.

Anti-monopoly enforcement is not all about case counts, says FTC official

It is not accurate to say Europe is the big aggressor going after monopolies while the US does nothing, a Federal Trade Commission lawyer said yesterday. 

Spring break: The Tipline for 15 March 2019

The Notorious RBG turns 86 today. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had her fair share of contributions to antitrust case law during her four decades on the bench and she will have a chance to weigh in on Illinois Brick later this year when the Supreme Court rules in Apple v Pepper. GCR USA will be on spring break next week, but don’t worry, we’ll be back in your inboxes for all the excitement of the American Bar Association’s antitrust spring meeting.

Year in preview: the app economy in Korea

Tens of thousands of Korean taxi drivers have fiercely protested in Seoul to boycott the launch of an Uber-like transportation service. Following two drivers’ public suicides, the new era of such platforms is sparking intense debate over whether consumer welfare trumps all in one of Asia’s largest cities.

New ASEAN agencies expect to start enforcement soon

Senior officials at competition authorities in Vietnam, Brunei and Myanmar have said their agencies are building capacity, issuing guidelines and preparing to bring cases.

Cuatrecasas hires investigations head from enforcer

The former director general for investigations at Portugal’s Competition Authority has joined Cuatrecasas in Lisbon, while firms in Brussels, Austria and India have also hired and promoted new partners.

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David Higbee, John Cove, Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores, Todd Stenerson and Mark Weiss

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