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European Commission may force data sharing

The European Commission could make it a legal requirement for businesses to provide access to data, the enforcer has revealed.

DG Comp official: European champions “not the way” to tackle competition from China

Creating European champions “is not the way” to tackle competition from China, a head of unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition has said.

UK tribunal approach “may need to change” if enforcer changes merger review

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal might have to change its approach if the competition enforcer’s merger review process changes, a tribunal chairman has said.

  • CMA defends Ecolab/Holchem merger block

    The UK Competition and Markets Authority is not required to assess merging companies’ proposed divestiture remedies based on a specific intended purchaser, the enforcer’s counsel has argued.

  • ACCC launches digital advertising inquiry

    Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an 18-month inquiry into the markets for the supply of advertising technology and digital advertising agency services.

  • CMA set to clear Bottomline/Experian deal

    Despite a Phase II review and order to unwind part of the tie-up, the UK’s antitrust enforcer is on track to unconditionally clear Bottomline Technologies’ purchase of Experian Payments Gateway.

Ex-Saks workers sue over no-poach agreements

Three former employees of Saks have sued the department store chain along with six luxury retailers, alleging that they entered into no-poach agreements that violated antitrust laws.

Litigators of the week: Freshfields and Dechert defeat FTC

The Federal Trade Commission rarely loses its bids for preliminary injunctions to prevent deals from being consummated.  

Japan’s competition bar

After several years of treading water, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has a new focus on platforms and improvements to its leniency regime, which bode well for the future of the country’s competition community. Matt Richards ranks the high performers.

DG Comp official: European champions “not the way” to tackle competition from China

Creating European champions “is not the way” to tackle competition from China, a head of unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition has said.

Community news roundup: Hausfeld opens new Amsterdam office

Hausfeld has opened a new Amsterdam office and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has appointed Sheldon Mills as its interim executive director of strategy and competition.

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The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019

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United States: Cartels

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

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Tito Andrade, Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira and Marcos Paulo Verissimo

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