Analysis

An interview with Brian McHugh

Brian McHugh joined Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission last August after spending 15 years at Northern Ireland’s Utility Regulator. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti in late May about how his experience as a regulator applies to his role as a commissioner; the use of behavioural economics; and the CCPC’s push for the empowerment of national competition authorities

24 July 2018

The view from the left coast

As a deputy attorney general in the antitrust section of the California Attorney General’s Office, Emilio Varanini has a front-row seat in watching for competition problems that might arise in the world’s fifth-largest economy. He talked with Pallavi Guniganti about how he and his colleagues are prioritising antitrust enforcement in the Trump era

24 July 2018

Waiting for the dust to settle

The European Commission yesterday issued its long-anticipated decision and a record fine against Google for abusing its dominance through restrictions on its Android mobile device operating system. Tom Madge-Wyld gauged reaction to the decision, which lawyers say answered some big questions, but raised several more.

19 July 2018

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

Devender Kumar Sikri stepped down as chairman of the Competition Commission of India on 12 July. He spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about the enforcer’s due process record, as well as the need for new fining guidelines and other potential changes to the country’s Competition Act

17 July 2018

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective.

11 June 2018

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.

08 June 2018

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

France’s Competition Authority has ditched the idea of introducing deal value thresholds to its merger control regime. Isabelle de Silva, president of the authority, told Tom Madge-Wyld why, citing potential risks to predictability and legal certainty.

07 June 2018

Patents may divide Trump’s FTC and DOJ

The leadership of the Trump Administration’s antitrust agencies is now in place and ready to enforce their vision of competition – including in the area of intellectual property. But past battles between the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission indicate the potential for renewed disagreements on how to apply antitrust to patent rights.

23 May 2018

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager began her five-year term as European commissioner for competition in November 2014. With 18 months remaining, she spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about falling leniency rates, hotel booking style cross-border investigations, the need for interim measures and the purpose of her global public relations push.

21 May 2018

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Featured in The evolution of Big Law: A GCR special project

When Arnold & Porter merged with Kaye Scholer, it marked one of largest law firm tie-ups of the past decade - and one of the most significant combinations of antitrust practices in the recent history of Big Law, particularly in the US.

03 April 2018

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