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UPDATE: GCR Awards 2018 nominations deadline extended

UPDATE: GCR Awards 2018 nominations deadline extended

03 January 2018

Global Competition Review has extended the deadline for accepting nominations for our eighth annual antitrust and competition law awards ceremony, which honours the world’s top lawyers, academics, economists and enforcers for their work.

GCR to host seventh antitrust conference in Miami

GCR to host seventh antitrust conference in Miami

13 December 2017

US Federal Trade Commission official Bruce Hoffman and US Department of Justice deputy head Barry Nigro lead a packed line up of global antitrust enforcers at GCR Live’s 7th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum in Miami early next year.

The Obama Trials launches this week

The Obama Trials launches this week

01 December 2017

This week, Global Competition Review will release The Obama Trials, a book detailing the legacy of the Obama-era antitrust agencies in the courtroom – and we invite our readers to celebrate with us at a launch party.

“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

US and Mexico antitrust heads diverge on regulation

13 November 2017

The head of Mexico’s competition authority called for “smart regulation” as a tool to promote competition in the Mexican market last week, but acting US Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen warned that excessive regulation could dampen competition.

EU unilateral conduct cases may be political, experts say

EU unilateral conduct cases may be political, experts say

10 November 2017

A panel of experts, including former US Department of Justice acting antitrust head Renata Hesse, have lamented the development of unilateral conduct cases in Europe, and voiced concerns that the European Commission may be motivated by politics and public relations.

Privacy is part of antitrust, says former EU official

Privacy is part of antitrust, says former EU official

10 November 2017

The former deputy chief economist of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market and Industry has said antitrust enforcers could use the degradation of privacy as proof of competitive harm, but would also have to show that data collection stemmed from market power.

Beijing lawyer denies China’s authorities favour national interests

Beijing lawyer denies China’s authorities favour national interests

10 November 2017

Acknowledging that outsiders often perceive that China’s three competition authorities as favouring Chinese companies and national interests, JunHe partner Yingling Wei denied that populism has had a visible effect on antitrust enforcement in China.

Lawyers to talk big data in Düsseldorf

Lawyers to talk big data in Düsseldorf

24 October 2017

Lawyers and academics will converge on Düsseldorf to examine Germany’s antitrust regime in the digital age at the city’s second GCR Live conference.