China’s competition watchdog has said it will expedite merger reviews in certain industries and exempt collaborations focused on tackling the covid-19 pandemic and helping the economy recover.
Antitrust enforcers continue to ensure that competition remains in markets, despite economic and social regulations to stop the spread of covid-19 that place a third of the world’s population under lockdown.
New Zealand’s Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that two real estate agencies fixed prices when they agreed to remove listings from an online property advertiser and pass on listing costs to property sellers.
Prosthetic limb maker Össur must divest rival College Park Industries’ bionic elbow business to resolve concerns that a merger between the two companies would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission has held.
Today, cartelists are less likely to meet in a smoke-filled room than in a chat room. Is the next step for them to avoid meeting at all? Charley Connor explores how artificial intelligence could enable companies to avoid both antitrust liability and competition.
Deferred prosecution agreements can provide an important middle ground between declining to prosecute and securing a conviction, the head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
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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