Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Bilal Sayyed: the GCR exit interview

Under Bilal Sayyed’s watch, the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning conducted a series of hearings evaluating the state of US antitrust enforcement, initiated a study of unreported transactions by major technology platforms and published the first update to the vertical merger guidelines in more than a quarter-century. Now a senior adjunct fellow with TechFreedom, the former director of the FTC’s policy shop reflected on his time at the agency in a conversation with GCR USA.

25 February 2021

Enforcers hone in on labour markets

The heads of antitrust authorities in the US, Portugal and Spain have said their agencies are keeping a close eye on competition issues in labour markets to help boost economies as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

24 February 2021

Kovacic: “Apocalypse narrative” about past enforcement is unhelpful

Efforts by some progressive antitrust advocates to depict past enforcement as a complete failure may inhibit their ability to bring about effective change, a former head of the Federal Trade Commission has said.

17 February 2021

State court dismisses Mississippi’s pay-for-delay claims against Teva

The State of Mississippi has failed to demonstrate that a state court has jurisdiction over claims that Teva Pharmaceuticals entered into an anticompetitive reverse-payment settlement, a local judge has ruled.

11 February 2021

ABA calls for more guidance from enforcers amid heightened uncertainty

The antitrust law section of the American Bar Association is urging the Biden administration to provide clarity on several subject matters as the nation grapples with the state of competition.

09 February 2021

Sunshine: Documents don’t tell the full story

Internal company documents can make for compelling evidence, but it is important for enforcers to recognise the broader context in which they are delivered, a former Department of Justice official has said.

08 February 2021

Slaughter defends decision suspending early terminations

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has defended the US antitrust agencies’ decision to temporarily stop granting early terminations.

08 February 2021

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