Features

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

Reviewing DG Comp’s recent investigative activity

09 November 2017

Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.

An interview with Luis de la Calle

An interview with Luis de la Calle

07 November 2017

Analysis Group’s Almudena Arcelus talked with Luis de la Calle, who worked on Mexico’s negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and the North American Free Trade Agreement, about the likely impact on cross-border markets and litigations of Mexico’s recent reforms and President Donald Trump’s push for NAFTA changes.

France's competition bar

31 October 2017

The French competition bar has been in a state of flux. The retirement of the old guard of established rainmakers in the last few years has opened up room for movement, leading to a handful of shake-ups that have been reflected in this year’s rankings.

Indonesia’s competition bar

31 October 2017

Indonesia is one of the world’s most populous countries, yet it boasts a small competition bar. Ron Knox explores the best practices in the sprawling, sea-strewn country

An interview with Kamser Lumbanradja

31 October 2017

It has been nearly 20 years since Indonesia shook off decades of dictatorship and emerged as a market economy with a fully-functioning competition enforcer. The Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition, or KPPU) was armed with the country’s first competition law, but that law has proved less than ideal in the years since its passage. Now KPPU commissioner Kamser Lumbanradja talks to Ron Knox about the potential for sweeping legal changes

The latecomer

The latecomer

31 October 2017

Indonesia enacted a competition law well before most of its fellow ASEAN members. Since then, it has been lapped by its neighbours, as its misguided law became rapidly outdated. Now, the country appears close to approving long-overdue reforms that would boost competition enforcement. Ron Knox explores the new law, and the roadblocks that remain

Massachusetts’ competition bar

Massachusetts’ competition bar

19 October 2017

Boston maintains a core group of respected and accomplished antitrust lawyers. Charles McConnell took some time out of the sweltering Washington, DC summer heat to meet with the top practices in the Massachusetts capital.

Untangling innovation in EU merger control

Untangling innovation in EU merger control

18 October 2017

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has renewed its focus on deals’ effects on innovation. At GCR Live: Brussels in July 2017, a panel of experts explored the issue.

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

12 September 2017

The European Court of Justice has decided a long-standing technical question with highly practical implications. Michael Reiss at Macfarlanes explores the judgment and its consequences.

Recent pharmaceutical excessive pricing cases in context

Recent pharmaceutical excessive pricing cases in context

07 September 2017

Baker McKenzie global antitrust head Fiona Carlin, assisted by Washington, DC, partner Creighton Macy and Johannesburg partner Nick Altini, examines international trends in excessive pricing enforcement against high generic drug prices - and considers whether the recent spike in activity could be a sign that enforcers are expanding the definition of the infringement.