Italy’s competition watchdog has raided the country’s four major mobile phone providers on the suspicion they coordinated billing strategies, following a crackdown by the Italian consumer regulator two years ago.
Observers in New Zealand are welcoming the proposed addition of cartel criminalisation to its competition act, through an amendment that the new coalition government has reintroduced to Parliament.
Spain’s competition authority has fined four banks €91 million for participating in a decade-long conspiracy to fix the cost of interest rate derivatives attached to syndicated loans, in a decision lawyers have described as “unique” and “egregious”.
A federal jury has found that Jeld-Wen’s acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing caused millions of dollars in damages to rival doormaker Steves and Sons.
The Federal Trade Commission and Impax squared off on Thursday in a final round of arguments over the pay-for-delay case in the agency’s internal tribunal.
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
A member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said the agency is reviewing its immunity policy due to concerns that applicants are failing to promptly provide documents and witnesses that would fully inform it of the cartel. Pallavi Guniganti in Paris
Reed Smith has hired two Linklaters litigation partners, Joseph P Armao and Paul Alfieri, to its global regulatory enforcement group in New York.
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