BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

Counsel to damages claimant BritNed has warned that defendants should not be allowed to “seek refuge from... their shenanigans” in English courts, after clashing on confidentiality with high-voltage power cable manufacturer ABB in a pre-trial review.

Novartis case sets “precedent”, says FAS

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has accused Novartis of abusing its dominant position after the Swiss drugmaker hiked the price of a cancer drug by 35%.

David Vaughan QC, 1938-2018

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of pioneering barrister David Vaughan QC, who passed away yesterday.

  • An interview with Mei-Ying Huang

    Mei-Ying Huang, the chairwoman of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, sat down with Tom Webb to discuss the agency’s priorities, relationships with other Asian competition enforcers, and response to the growth of the digital economy.

  • Nasdaq dominant but not abusive, Swedish court holds

    Sweden’s Patent and Market Court has refused to fine Nasdaq after finding its trading platform has a dominant position on the Swedish, Danish and Finnish trading services market – but ruling that the company’s decision to bar a close competitor from using a crucial data trading centre was not abusive. 

  • CAT allows Ping to introduce new evidence

    The UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal today allowed Ping to introduce new evidence in its fight against a Competition and Markets Authority finding that the golf retailer imposed an illegal online sales ban – with arguments showing how relations broke down between the company and the enforcer during the investigation.

Judge stays discovery in dealer data case

A federal judge has granted CDK Global’s and Reynolds and Reynolds’ request to delay discovery in their antitrust battle to block Authenticom from accessing car dealearships' data management systems.

Supreme Court sides with DOJ against Chinese company

The Supreme Court has agreed with the Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts should assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.

An interview with Mei-Ying Huang

Mei-Ying Huang, the chairwoman of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, sat down with Tom Webb to discuss the agency’s priorities, relationships with other Asian competition enforcers, and response to the growth of the digital economy.

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.

MasterCard claimant counsel outlines burden of class certification

The lead barrister in the attempted opt-in interchange fee class action against MasterCard has highlighted the upfront cost of seeking UK antitrust class certification.

David Vaughan QC, 1938-2018

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of pioneering barrister David Vaughan QC, who passed away yesterday.

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