Portugal’s Competition Authority has used interim measures for the first time in over a decade to order the Portuguese Professional Football League to stop enforcing no-poach agreements between its teams.
A Pakistani government report has criticised the country’s competition watchdog for doing nothing to tackle cartels and abuse of dominance in the sugar industry over the past decade.
A key witness in the UK antitrust enforcer’s first director disqualification trial has unsuccessfully argued she cannot give evidence remotely due to her poor internet connection or leave the house for a remote oral hearing because she fears her husband could catch covid-19.
The Department of Justice has required that telecommunications company Communications and Power Industries divest its large fixed-position satellite antenna business to complete its purchase of rival General Dynamics’ satellite business.
President Donald Trump took aim at section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on Thursday, signing an executive order that directs the Federal Communications Commission to make rules limiting liability protection for platform operators that remove or edit content. Senator Joshua Hawley, a frequent critic of technology companies, connected the controversy to concerns about online advertising dominance. Google’s digital advertising business is reportedly a focus of the Department of Justice’s antitrust probe of the company. “Gotta remember that the key to #BigTech dominance/monopoly is advertising,” Hawley wrote on Twitter. We also have an update on the DOJ’s intervention in a satellite communications deal and a response from the arbitrator accused of ruling in Uber’s favour out of fear.
With the US Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement & Reform Act (ACPERA) due to sunset on 22 June 2020, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Scott Hammond explores questions around the effectiveness of ACPERA and how its “actual damages” principle is defined and applied. He urges the Antittrust Division to take a more active role in providing guidance to Congress, the courts, the business community, and the antitrust bar regarding the application of ACPERA.
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.
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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