Conference Coverage

Vestager: No fundamental change from Intel judgment

25 January 2018

Margrethe Vestager has said the European Court of Justice’s Intel judgment will not “fundamentally change” how the commission analyses exclusivity rebates.

EU and China pre-notification is an unwritten burden, lawyers say

EU and China pre-notification is an unwritten burden, lawyers say

24 January 2018

Lawyers experienced in global merger review have criticised the pre-notification or pre-acceptance stages in the European Union and China for forcing unnecessary expenditures of time and money.

Kovacic: US antitrust influence wanes under Trump

Kovacic: US antitrust influence wanes under Trump

23 January 2018

Former US Federal Trade Commission chairman Bill Kovacic has warned that antitrust’s centre of gravity has migrated to Europe, but said a renewed “positive agenda” could set the US’s reputation back on course.

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.