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DG Comp raids paper market intelligence provider

The European Commission has raided the Brussels office of a market intelligence company -- the third inspection in the enforcer's ongoing probe of the kraft paper and industrial paper sacks sector.

BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

Lack of intent evidence dooms drugmaker fine

Peru fines LPG cartel in fuel probe

FTC launches Broadcom probe

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating global semiconductor company Broadcom, reportedly for an antitrust violation by forcing customers to purchase a certain percentage of its product and limiting other customers’ product access.

Unusual uncertainty in US antitrust enforcement, says ex-FTC chair

Former Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez has said that there is currently a lot of uncertainty about US antitrust enforcement, but several pending cases will determine its direction.

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

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.

US FTC chair calls out foreign fines

The acting chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission has criticised the European Commission and other foreign enforcers for basing antitrust fines on companies such as Google on their turnover rather than on the damage done to competition, and for using the same method to calculate fines for abuse of dominance as for cartels.

Reed Smith makes double litigation hire from Linklaters

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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