Three contractors rigged bids for building, construction and maintenance work needed by Singapore’s largest zoo operator, the country’s competition watchdog has found.
British Airways and Qatar Airways have asked Australia’s competition watchdog to immunise an expanded alliance that covers nine routes from the UK to Australia through Doha.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings to disqualify two directors of a UK construction company for their alleged roles in a bid-rigging cartel.
Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart would have turned 105 today. His definition of obscenity – “I know it when I see it” – has been passed down through the ages, but it is not to be overshadowed by his dissenting opinion in Citizen Publishing. There, he took issue with the court’s seven-to-one order finding that a joint operating agreement between two Arizona newspapers violated federal antitrust laws. Justice Stewart said the sole consistency he could find in litigation brought under section 7 of the Clayton Act is that “the government always wins.” Congress has since given newspapers antitrust exemptions for joint operating agreements.
A federal appellate court may be sympathetic to reviving the claims of two former LG employees that accused the company of having an illegal no-poach agreement with Samsung.
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.
Kenya’s leniency regime is ineffective because companies distrust government bodies and are reluctant to “snitch”, the head of its antitrust authority 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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