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Vietnam issues long-awaited competition law guidance

Vietnam’s government has set merger filing thresholds, provided key guidance on what constitutes an anticompetitive agreement and explained how to measure market dominance based on “significant market power”.

SAMR to expedite certain merger reviews during covid-19

Coronavirus round-up: Brazilian enforcer criticises government proposals

New Zealand enforcer wins cartel case at Supreme Court

FTC requires bionic elbow divestiture to preserve future competition

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.

DOJ loses bid to block Sabre/Farelogix

The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled. 

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.

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

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. 

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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