Conference Coverage

MasterCard claimant counsel outlines burden of class certification

01 December 2017

The lead barrister in the attempted opt-in interchange fee class action against MasterCard has highlighted the upfront cost of seeking UK antitrust class certification.

“Strategic mischief” possible from Brexit, claimants’ lawyer says

30 November 2017

Alleged victims of anticompetitive conduct could get “more arrows in the quiver” following the UK’s exit from the EU, a claimant-side lawyer has said.

Brexit will boost CMA international profile, says general counsel

Brexit will boost CMA international profile, says general counsel

30 November 2017

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority plans on an annual caseload increase and Brexit will give it a chance to increase its profile internationally, the enforcer’s general counsel has said. Malina McLennan at GCR Live London

CMA enforcement head: Brexit presents “real opportunities”

CMA enforcement head: Brexit presents “real opportunities”

29 November 2017

The antitrust community is “out of touch” with the majority of public opinion on the Brexit referendum, the chief enforcer of the UK’s Competition and Market Authority has said.

Stop talking about the “dark side” of big data, says German enforcer

Stop talking about the “dark side” of big data, says German enforcer

17 November 2017

A Federal Cartel Office official has said the antitrust community should stop talking about the “dark side” of big data.

Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

17 November 2017

The head of competition and consumer policy at Germany’s ministry of economics and energy has said he does not believe a change in the law is needed to deal with algorithms – but policymakers will need to decide whether algorithms colluding tacitly will require a “gap to be filled”.

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

17 November 2017

The chief of the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has said the agency will return to structural relief to remedy anticompetitive mergers, rather than applying the behavioural remedies that were used under the previous administration.

Lawyers bemoan unclear new German merger thresholds

Lawyers bemoan unclear new German merger thresholds

16 November 2017

Two lawyers have described new amendments to Germany’s merger thresholds as “unclear” and “problematic”.

German judge: we need more time to hear cases

German judge: we need more time to hear cases

16 November 2017

A German judge has said new disclosure rules have made it more complex and time-consuming to deal with antitrust cases.

GCR Live Women in Antitrust: in pictures

GCR Live Women in Antitrust: in pictures

14 November 2017

At the inaugural GCR Live Women in Antitrust last week, a host of the world's top practitioners, economists, academics and enforcers came together for discussion and debate at the Williard Intercontinental in Washington, DC.