Counsel to damages claimant BritNed has warned that defendants should not use English courts to “seek refuge from... their own shenanigans”, after clashing on confidentiality with high-voltage power cable manufacturer ABB in a pre-trial review.
Ruling that Switzerland’s antitrust authority failed to provide sufficient evidence of anticompetitive intent, a Swiss court has found that Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bayer are no longer guilty of illegally setting minimum prices for their erectile dysfunction medication.
Peru’s competition enforcer has fined a cartel of 16 liquefied petroleum gas companies in an ongoing probe of the country’s fuel sector.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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