Analysis

Analysis: SAMR protects Chinese customers in spate of conditional clearances

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation conditionally cleared three global deals between 19 February and 10 April. Charles McConnell explores what those clearances mean and how they fit into broader trends within the SAMR’s merger regime.

21 April 2020

Antitrust in the Indian digital market – dawn of a new era?

Much of the competition world has turned its attention in recent years to the digital economy, prompting new questions about market definition, dominance and more. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep Rathi and senior associate Swati Bala take a close look at some of the key issues and cases.

20 April 2020

Takeaways from the DOJ’s ACPERA roundtable and proposed next steps

With the US Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement & Reform Act (ACPERA) due to sunset on 22 June 2020, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Scott Hammond explores questions around the effectiveness of ACPERA and how its “actual damages” principle is defined and applied.

17 April 2020

France’s competition bar

The Paris bar has experienced a reshuffle over the past few years, with some high-profile moves and retirements. Matt Richards walks through the changes.

12 March 2020

The future of chaebols

All eyes are on the first female chair of Korea’s Fair Trade Commission to see how she will tackle suspected abuses by the family-run conglomerates that have long dominated the local economy. Julie Masson focuses on the future of competition enforcement in Korea.

14 February 2020

Vestager the virtuous

As Margrethe Vestager gears up for her second term as EU competition commissioner, Charley Connor and Matt Richards look back at her controversial use of language and her focus on big technology companies, to ask if she has politicised – or simply moralised – European competition enforcement.

12 February 2020

GCR Live Brussels | Roundtable

Two months before Margrethe Vestager was nominated for a second term as the EU’s competition commissioner, GCR held its 11th annual conference in Brussels on “bigger picture” themes and trends in competition law. Linklaters partner Gerwin Van Gerven moderated a panel that reviewed Vestager’s first five years at the helm of DG Comp to examine her legacy in state aid and digital enforcement; to evaluate the influence of politics on competition policy; and to predict what lies ahead for the EU authority.

13 January 2020

Washington, DC’s antitrust bar

Even as it undergoes generational shifts and sees a downturn in US cartel investigations, the antitrust bar in Washington, DC, remains big and busy. Pallavi Guniganti and Ben Remaly check in on the most interesting matters.

13 January 2020

First in the nation

Amid steady consolidation and weak commodity prices in the agricultural industry, some Democrats are trying to bring trust busting to centre stage. Spencer Parts zeroes in on the scene in Iowa – the first state to vote on contenders in presidential primaries.

12 January 2020

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.

13 November 2019

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