Analysis

Learning to fly

Equipped with a new competition law as of December 2015, Hong Kong has embarked on an ambitious journey to bring strong enforcement to one of the world’s richest, but smallest, territories. Charles McConnell watches the fledgling enforcer’s first forays into antitrust.

03 June 2019

China takes down the walls

China’s three competition authorities announced in March 2018 that they would combine enforcement under one roof. Kaela Cote-Stemmermann and Charles McConnell look at how this merger has played out in its first year.

03 June 2019

Argentina's competition bar

As Argentina touts economic reforms, its competition bar awaits promised changes that should boost its workload. Charles McConnell checks in with the antitrust porteños.

03 June 2019

Thinking outside the toolbox

As competition law regimes have overspread the globe, Africa has long been labelled the last frontier of antitrust. But lawmakers in South Africa and Nigeria are defying that characterisation by shaping bold new competition regimes that challenge conventional international enforcement norms. Tom Madge-Wyld reports.

03 June 2019

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.

14 February 2019

An interview with Anne Riley

Featured in In-house

The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising competition lawyer. She spoke to Charley Connor about the changing antitrust landscape, the importance of compliance advocacy and the relentless march of technology.

11 February 2019

Brazil’s leniency programme – 15 years in effect

Alexandre Barreto de Souza became president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence in June 2017. Here he discusses CADE’s use of leniency to further its goals for cartel prevention and enforcement.

07 February 2019

A world gone FRAND

In October 2018, a UK appellate court upheld an order for Huawei to accept a global patent licence from Unwired Planet based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) rates that the court itself had determined – or face an injunction to prevent the device maker from infringing two of the portfolio company’s UK patents. Tom Madge-Wyld digests the extraterritorial implications of that decision.

06 February 2019

SEPs overseas

GCR held its second annual California conference on intellectual property and antitrust last May at the University of California in Berkeley. Cornerstone Research economist Matthew Lynde moderated a panel focused particularly on how Asian courts and competition enforcers are handling licensing in IP-intensive industries, including requirements to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The speakers were Yingling Wei, a partner at JunHe in Beijing; Patrick Breslin, founder of Breslin Consulting in Washington, DC; and Arshad (Paku) Khan, a partner at the Indian firm Khaitan & Co.

06 February 2019

Maureen Ohlhausen: the GCR exit interview

Maureen Ohlhausen retired from the Federal Trade Commission in September 2018, having spent a total of 18 years at the agency in roles ranging from being an attorney in the general counsel’s office to leading the FTC as acting chairman. She sat down with GCR USA reporter Kaela Cote-Stemmermann in November to discuss her career in competition law and policy.

06 February 2019

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