Truck manufacturers have failed to agree on the extent to which the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision is binding against them.
Truck cartelists’ refusal to accept the facts in the European Commission’s decision as binding against them is an abuse of process, follow-on claimants have argued in a UK court.
The European Court of Justice has partially upheld ABB’s power cable appeal – finding the General Court relied on an “unsubstantiated presumption” – but rejected appeals from two other cartelists.
Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said.
Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.
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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