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Waiting for the dust to settle

Waiting for the dust to settle

19 July 2018

The European Commission yesterday issued its long-anticipated decision and a record fine against Google for abusing its dominance through restrictions on its Android mobile device operating system. Tom Madge-Wyld gauged reaction to the decision, which lawyers say answered some big questions, but raised several more.

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

17 July 2018

Devender Kumar Sikri stepped down as chairman of the Competition Commission of India on 12 July. He spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about the enforcer’s due process record, as well as the need for new fining guidelines and other potential changes to the country’s Competition Act

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

11 June 2018

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

08 June 2018

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.

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

07 June 2018

France’s Competition Authority has ditched the idea of introducing deal value thresholds to its merger control regime. Isabelle de Silva, president of the authority, told Tom Madge-Wyld why, citing potential risks to predictability and legal certainty.

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

21 May 2018

Margrethe Vestager began her five-year term as European commissioner for competition in November 2014. With 18 months remaining, she spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about falling leniency rates, hotel booking style cross-border investigations, the need for interim measures and the purpose of her global public relations push.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

03 April 2018

When Arnold & Porter merged with Kaye Scholer, it marked one of largest law firm tie-ups of the past decade - and one of the most significant combinations of antitrust practices in the recent history of Big Law, particularly in the US.

An interview with Dimitrios Kyritsakis

An interview with Dimitrios Kyritsakis

01 April 2018

The Greek government appointed Dimitrios Kyritsakis, former Supreme Court judge, as president of Greece’s Competition Commission in September 2009. Since then, he and his colleagues have raised the competition authority’s profile well above what is expected of agencies in smaller European jurisdictions. Malina McLennan spoke with him in Athens last autumn

An interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza

An interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza

01 April 2018

In April 2017, Brazilian president Michel Temer appointed former ministry official Alexandre Barreto de Souza as president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE). In an interview at the BRICS conference in Brazil last October, Charles McConnell asked Souza about his first months at CADE and what the future might hold for the Brazilian enforcer

Making its mark

Making its mark

01 April 2018

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer has quickly made a name for itself. Tom Webb assesses how it has evolved – and where it still needs to improve