The European Commission has said it will consider introducing regulation or fresh guidelines to clarify the circumstances in which self-employed workers can form collective bargaining agreements without being caught by antitrust rules.
Seven Indonesian airlines uniformly raised ticket prices last year, although they did not act as a cartel, the country’s competition authority has found.
Spain’s antitrust enforcer has released welcome new guidance on compliance programmes and potential fine discounts, creating what lawyers say is a “real incentive” for companies to introduce truly effective internal policing schemes.
The federal antitrust agencies’ new vertical merger guidelines are unlikely to improve enforcement, the top democrat on the senate antitrust subcommittee has said.
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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 Antitrust 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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