Conference Coverage

Vestager: data sharing as a remedy may be necessary

Vestager: data sharing as a remedy may be necessary

02 April 2019

The EU commissioner for competition has said requiring companies to share data may be needed as a new tool to remedy anticompetitive conduct.

CORRECTED: US DOJ looks at boosting leniency

CORRECTED: US DOJ looks at boosting leniency

02 April 2019

The head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division said that leniency applications in 2018 were on par with historical averages – the day after the division’s international section chief said the agency is thinking about how to deal with claims that leniency has become more costly.

DG Comp deputy: be careful with data access remedies

DG Comp deputy: be careful with data access remedies

01 April 2019

Remedies involving access to datasets have to be adopted very carefully and only when such access is “practically essential to compete”, a senior European Commission official has said.

Philippine enforcer laments difficulties of behavioural remedies

Philippine enforcer laments difficulties of behavioural remedies

01 April 2019

Monitoring behavioural commitments is proving to be harder than expected, an official at the Philippine Competition Commission has said.

GCR Awards 2019 - in pictures

GCR Awards 2019 - in pictures

29 March 2019

The GCR Awards held at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC, on Tuesday night brought out the best of the antitrust world. Here is a snapshot of that night, which was sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright and Gleiss Lutz and raised valuable funds for the Swawou School Foundation.

US agencies contemplate new vertical guidance

US agencies contemplate new vertical guidance

29 March 2019

The heads of the US Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division have said they are in the early stages of discussing new guidelines on vertical mergers.

Market study remedies pose challenges, say Australian and French enforcers

Market study remedies pose challenges, say Australian and French enforcers

28 March 2019

The heads of the competition agencies in France and Australia would not welcome the power to impose remedies after conducting market studies because doing so would present several challenges.

US DOJ doubts firewall fix for mergers

US DOJ doubts firewall fix for mergers

28 March 2019

As part of its general opposition to purely behavioural remedies, the Department of Justice’s antitrust division is “sceptical” of firewalls, deputy assistant attorney general Barry Nigro has said.

US DOJ tightens on privilege and subpoenas

US DOJ tightens on privilege and subpoenas

27 March 2019

The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division is scrutinising assertions of privilege and may sue companies that try dodge its information requests, two senior officials have said.

US DOJ has shaken confidence in its own leniency programme, former official says

US DOJ has shaken confidence in its own leniency programme, former official says

27 March 2019

A dramatic shift in how the US Department of Justice publicly discusses leniency has caused applications from members of international cartels to drop markedly, a former head of anti-cartel enforcement at the agency has warned.