Features

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.

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

28 March 2018

A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.

Competition analysis in UK local markets

Competition analysis in UK local markets

26 March 2018

As the the Competition and Markets Authority grapples with another retail deal, Cornerstone Research senior vice president Peter Davis and principal Vivek Mani in London review how the UK enforcer has been assessing competition in local markets.

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

13 March 2018

The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling

IATA Legal Symposium: “The ACCC sneezed, did the rest of the world catch a cold?”

IATA Legal Symposium: “The ACCC sneezed, did the rest of the world catch a cold?”

09 March 2018

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s successful price-fixing case against travel agent Flight Centre showed that agency relationships are not a complete answer to the question of whether airlines and travel agents are competitors, but the effects of the case in the wider region are less straightforward.

Hogan Lovells

08 March 2018

The antitrust group at Hogan Lovells - formerly Hogan & Hartson - has grown from a large, but wholly Washington-based practice in the 1970s to one of the largest global antitrust groups in the world today.

South Africa’s stumbling forex probe

South Africa’s stumbling forex probe

01 March 2018

Last year, the Competition Commission of South Africa accused a host of global banks and their affiliates of colluding on foreign exchange benchmarks. Despite similar probes by the enforcer’s peers around the world, the South African investigation has not exactly gone to plan, having bogged down in a procedural quagmire. Given the matter’s scale and profile, the commission needs to ensure the case does not fall apart.

A convoy of claims

A convoy of claims

01 March 2018

The first cases to test the UK’s class certification mechanism occurred in 2017, but none achieved certification. This year, the Road Haulage Association will bring the United Kingdom’s third-ever class certification action, a follow-on claim against truck manufacturers found to have participated in a cartel. The competition community is looking for the first case to get the class certification system off the ground. Could the RHA’s be the one to do it?

Common ownership: a new focus in merger control?

Common ownership: a new focus in merger control?

01 March 2018

White & Case partner Marc Israel analyses the role of common ownership in EU merger control.

Interchange fee cases, simplified

Interchange fee cases, simplified

01 March 2018

It’s difficult to think of many messier European competition litigation stories than the claims for damages brought against Visa and Mastercard in the UK.