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An interview with Anne Riley

An interview with Anne Riley

11 February 2019

The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising competition lawyer. She spoke to Charley Connor about the changing antitrust landscape, the importance of compliance advocacy and the relentless march of technology.

Brazil’s leniency programme – 15 years in effect

Brazil’s leniency programme – 15 years in effect

07 February 2019

Alexandre Barreto de Souza became president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence in June 2017. Here he discusses CADE’s use of leniency to further its goals for cartel prevention and enforcement.

A world gone FRAND

A world gone FRAND

06 February 2019

In October 2018, a UK appellate court upheld an order for Huawei to accept a global patent licence from Unwired Planet based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) rates that the court itself had determined – or face an injunction to prevent the device maker from infringing two of the portfolio company’s UK patents. Tom Madge-Wyld digests the extraterritorial implications of that decision.

SEPs overseas

SEPs overseas

06 February 2019

GCR held its second annual California conference on intellectual property and antitrust last May at the University of California in Berkeley. Cornerstone Research economist Matthew Lynde moderated a panel focused particularly on how Asian courts and competition enforcers are handling licensing in IP-intensive industries, including requirements to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The speakers were Yingling Wei, a partner at JunHe in Beijing; Patrick Breslin, founder of Breslin Consulting in Washington, DC; and Arshad (Paku) Khan, a partner at the Indian firm Khaitan & Co.

Maureen Ohlhausen: the GCR exit interview

Maureen Ohlhausen: the GCR exit interview

06 February 2019

Maureen Ohlhausen retired from the Federal Trade Commission in September 2018, having spent a total of 18 years at the agency in roles ranging from being an attorney in the general counsel’s office to leading the FTC as acting chairman. She sat down with GCR USA reporter Kaela Cote-Stemmermann in November to discuss her career in competition law and policy.

New York bar survey

New York bar survey

06 February 2019

As one of the world’s largest, New York’s antitrust bar boasts some of the best deal lawyers and litigators. Charles McConnell looks at the best of the BigApple.

Responding to Delrahim on IP

Responding to Delrahim on IP

06 February 2019

Since becoming the head of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in 2017, Makan Delrahim has made clear that he will blaze a trail in many areas, particularly intellectual property. Ben Remaly asked antitrust experts how Delrahim’s views could shape industries such as technology and healthcare; the impact his stance will have on the development of this area of antitrust law; and how the private sector is reacting to this new direction in enforcement.

Behind the Qualcomm fines

Behind the Qualcomm fines

06 February 2019

Qualcomm’s share of the myriad patented technologies that go into wireless devices – particularly mobile handsets – has put the company at the heart of the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust. Charles McConnell, Julie Jackson and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann focus on the US chipmaker’s legal woes in Asia.

Year in preview: Antitrust in Africa’s growing economies

05 February 2019

At the start of 2018, the World Bank forecasted Africa to have six out of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies. Yet competition policy is still in its infancy in many of these emerging economies – which means they may be bucking the standard advice of antitrust enforcement as a means of achieving faster economic growth.

Year in Preview: South Africa awaits new competition act

31 January 2019

Much has been written about controversial new changes to South Africa’s competition law, but in 2019 the country will see how those unprecedented amendments begin to affect enforcement.