Conference Coverage

Google counsel: digital enforcement should not alter legal certainty

Google counsel: digital enforcement should not alter legal certainty

14 October 2019

Enforcers should be wary about introducing tools specific to the digital sector because such measures would fundamentally reduce legal certainty, Google’s senior competition counsel has said.

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

11 October 2019

Third-party challenges to merger decisions by Brazil’s competition authority are “a very important part of the process”, the agency’s president has said.

EU enforcers clash over regulating the digital world

08 October 2019

Competition enforcers across Europe are divided over whether ex ante regulation is necessary to tackle market power in the digital economy.

Microsoft VP: enforcers need a test for data sharing

Microsoft VP: enforcers need a test for data sharing

08 October 2019

Antitrust enforcement can “shift the culture” in technology companies, but it is often not the best way to remedy harms in the digital economy, a senior Microsoft official has said.

Lawyers disagree on the scope of damages liability from settlements

Lawyers disagree on the scope of damages liability from settlements

03 October 2019

Mark Simpson and Laurent Geelhand have clashed on the possibility of companies calculating potential damages before reaching a settlement with competition enforcers.

Experts debate new excessive-pricing test

Experts debate new excessive-pricing test

03 October 2019

Lawyers are “crying out” for courts to develop excessive-pricing analysis beyond the two-pronged United Brands test, a senior UK competition barrister has said, as economists warned against complicating the status quo.

UK courts made a “nonsense” of Visa/Mastercard litigation, says former CAT president

UK courts made a “nonsense” of Visa/Mastercard litigation, says former CAT president

03 October 2019

Sir Christopher Bellamy has said that UK courts made a “nonsense” of the interchange fee claims against Visa and Mastercard, and the country “urgently needs” US-style judicial panels to hear common issues in cases brought by multiple claimants.

Trucks class action lawyer calls for quick compensation

Trucks class action lawyer calls for quick compensation

03 October 2019

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.

Companies need more guidance on digital economy, Dutch enforcer says

Companies need more guidance on digital economy, Dutch enforcer says

01 October 2019

The head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has called for competition authorities to give more guidance to companies in the digital economy.

GCR Pod Episode 8: GCR Live Competition Litigation preview

01 October 2019

GCR Live 11th Annual Competition Litigation in London is happening this week. Emily Craig talked with conference chairs Nicholas Heaton and Laurent Geelhand about what to expect. Registration for the conference is complimentary for government officials and in-house counsel.