Cartels

COFECE accuses banks of bond cartel

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has initiated administrative proceedings against several banks – reportedly Citigroup, Banco Santander, Bank of America, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria – for allegedly conspiring to fix bond prices.

Tobacco companies face heavy fines from Ukranian enforcer

Korea punishes 18-year cartel

Criminal obstruction charges laid in Australian cartel investigation

Some experts criticise Sanders’s plan to “reinvigorate” FTC

Antitrust reform proposals by one of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination drew scepticism from former enforcers and other experts.

To the left, to the left: The Tipline for 16 October 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders is seen as having pushed the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls further to the ideological left on a range of policy issues, including healthcare and tax. Earlier this week, the senator demonstrated he would not allow competitors such as Senator Elizabeth Warren out-flank him to the left on the topic of antitrust reform. However, the antitrust experts we spoke with are sceptical of implementing the drastic proposals in Sanders’s new antitrust platform.

When robots collude

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.

Trucks class action lawyer calls for quick compensation

A Dutch lawyer bringing a follow-on claim has called on truck makers and their lawyers to “enter into a dialogue” on quick compensation for transport companies, to restore confidence to the market.

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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