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Ex-Citibank trader wins unfair dismissal claim but loses on rehiring plea

A UK employment tribunal has refused to reinstate a former Citibank foreign exchange trader acquitted of rigging forex rates, despite admonishing the bank for its “complete and utter failure” to follow a proper dismissal procedure.

Canada updates collaboration guidelines

Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Colombia fines military rations cartel

Eleventh Circuit rejects Georgia Board of Dentistry’s appeal

A federal appellate court in Atlanta has ruled that members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry are not entitled to state-action immunity, concluding that a lower court properly denied their motion to dismiss SmileDirectClub’s claims that they violated antitrust laws. 

Ninth Circuit provides Qualcomm resounding reversal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court’s finding that Qualcomm’s licensing practices violated federal antitrust law. 

Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Competition authorities around the world have adopted measures to help businesses collaborate throughout the covid-19 pandemic, although they have warned against taking advantage of the health crisis. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep Rathi and senior associate Radhika Seth examine two recent decisions by the Competition Commission of India not to issue fines in admitted cartel cases, and what that means for cartel deterrence.

DG Comp official: EU is considering “restorative or prescriptive” antitrust remedies

A senior official at the European Commission has said it is considering whether it needs to impose broader remedies in antitrust cases that go beyond the usual “cease and desist” requirements.

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.


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