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Ukraine authority fines tyre cartel

Ukraine authority fines tyre cartel

20 April 2018

Ukraine’s competition authority has fined three tyre makers 6.4 million Ukrainian hryvnia (€199,420) for rigging bids to supply the country’s postal service.

Indian authority grants first full immunity from cartel fine

Indian authority grants first full immunity from cartel fine

20 April 2018

The Competition Commission of India has found that three battery makers engaged in an eight-year cartel, but for the first time provided total immunity to the whistleblowing company.

Lundbeck nears end of Brazilian sham litigation probe

Lundbeck nears end of Brazilian sham litigation probe

20 April 2018

The chief investigator for Brazil’s antitrust authority has recommended dropping an investigation into Lundbeck, due to insufficient evidence the drugmaker conducted sham litigation in an abuse of dominance on the national pharmaceuticals market.

East African Community’s antitrust enforcer conducts first market inquiries

East African Community’s antitrust enforcer conducts first market inquiries

19 April 2018

The East African Community Competition Authority has begun its first market inquiries amid unresolved questions over its jurisdiction and enforcement powers.

ECJ: discriminatory pricing is not per se abusive

ECJ: discriminatory pricing is not per se abusive

19 April 2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a dominant company’s discriminatory pricing violates EU competition law only if it harms a downstream victim’s competitive position.

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

19 April 2018

Denmark’s prosecutor has issued charges against six demolition companies and several senior executives for allegedly forming a cartel affecting more than 90 contracts over two-and-a-half years, which may result in prison sentences for bid-rigging.

AT&T exec: merger brings $2.5 billion in efficiencies

AT&T exec: merger brings $2.5 billion in efficiencies

19 April 2018

The AT&T executive in charge of planning and overseeing the integration effort with Time Warner has testified that he is confident the merger will achieve $2.5 billion in cost and revenue efficiencies.

Merger injunction to be withdrawn in New Zealand

Merger injunction to be withdrawn in New Zealand

19 April 2018

New Zealand’s high court is set to withdraw a rare injunction against a merger, after a private equity firm promised to sell its own stationery supply business, formerly known as Staples, to clear competition concerns about its acquisition of rival supplier OfficeMax.

New commissioner expected to be confirmed by Mexican Senate

New commissioner expected to be confirmed by Mexican Senate

19 April 2018

The Mexican Senate is expected to confirm economist and long-time public servant José Eduardo Mendoza Contreras today as the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s newest member.

Gunther and Giraud join Latham

Gunther and Giraud join Latham

18 April 2018

Jacques-Philippe Gunther and Adrien Giraud are moving from Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Paris and Brussels to Latham & Watkins.