GCR Q1 2020

  1. Workers of the world, collude!

    As organised labour declines in the US, and an increasing proportion of the global workforce falls outside traditional employee definitions, some workers are trying to cooperate in seeking better wages and conditions – but risk violating antitrust laws. Janith Aranze and Julie Masson look at how competition enforcers are handling the new ways for workers to unite.

  2. The big picture of competition

    Jason Furman wants competition policy to be more than antitrust enforcement. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti about his report for the UK government on digital competition, what macro data can tell us about market concentration;and his disagreements with both Robert Bork and neo-Brandeisians.

  3. China’s competition bar

    While the sizes of the teams do not stack up to the likes of Brussels or Washington, DC, the Chinese competition bar is among the most capable in the world. Charles McConnell spoke with the top China-based and international competition practices about their recent work.

  4. South Africa’s expanding public interest test: experts react

    Recent amendments to South Africa’s competition law expanded the public interest considerations that the enforcer and tribunal must consider when examining deals. Emily Craig asked experts how effective such considerations are in assisting workers and entrepreneurs.

  5. All in the franchise family

    In the past three years, franchise no-poach agreements – which bar competition for employees between franchisees within the same brand – have gone from ubiquitous to endangered in the United States. Spencer Parts explores why the change happened so quickly, and where the law on these agreements stands today.

  6. Canada’s competition bar

    The old trio of elite practices at Blake Cassels & Graydon, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and Stikeman Elliott faces stronger rivals – most notably McCarthy Tétrault. Julie Masson evaluates the Canadian competition bar

GCR Q1 2020

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