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Balmoral loses again in water tanks case

A water tank manufacturer’s appeal against a cartel fine was today struck down by a UK court, which said one of the appellant’s arguments were “absurd” and “not well founded”.

EU court's state aid ruling unlikely to affect Apple case, lawyers say

The EU’s General Court has struck down a European Commission decision finding that Belgium granted unlawful tax relief to to at least 66 companies, but lawyers do not expect the ruling to have much of a bearing on upcoming challenges to more high-profile state aid tax cases.

Vietnam digs deeper into Grab/Uber

Vietnam’s Competition Council has asked investigators in the country’s separate competition authority to take a deeper look at Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asia operations.

  • UK models antitrust alternatives

    As some US officials call for the development of competition policy by means other than antitrust enforcement, current and former members of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority have touted market investigations as such a tool.

  • Korea hits concrete unions with bid-rigging penalty

    Korea’s antitrust watchdog has fined three concrete producer unions nearly €11.6 million for bid rigging.

  • Cartelist’s right to fair hearing not infringed, ECtHR rules

    The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed an appeal by an asphalt company that was fined for participating in a cartel, ruling that its right to a fair hearing was not infringed when a local court relied on hearsay evidence from unidentified sources.

DOJ settles with Learfield/IMG after clearing merger

Six weeks after being created, the largest US collegiate sports marketing company has agreed to abstain from agreements not to compete with rivals as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

Year in preview: antitrust on a “blue wave”

For the first time in eight years, Democrats control the US House of Representatives and its antitrust subcommittee. With that comes a bully pulpit, but also a big stick of investigation and potentially legislation.

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.

UK models antitrust alternatives

As some US officials call for the development of competition policy by means other than antitrust enforcement, current and former members of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority have touted market investigations as such a tool.

Davies to leave Freshfields after 36 years

John Davies, the founder of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Brussels office and one of the pioneers of antitrust law in Europe, is set to join global advisory firm Brunswick Group.

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