News

Lawyers and economists promoted across Europe

Baker Botts has promoted David Cardwell to partner and Adam Dawson to special counsel in Brussels, while Mathilde Saltiel has been made up to partner at Latham & Watkins in Paris and Cornerstone Research has named Vikram Kumar as a principal in London.

05 March 2021

Former CAT chair takes Supreme Court spot

Lady Justice Vivien Rose, a former chair at the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal, has been appointed as a justice at the Supreme Court.

05 March 2021

COMESA's antitrust agency plans to amp up enforcement

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa's Competition Commission has said it plans to shift its resources towards "hard enforcement" in its fight against cartels, after a softer approach failed to deter anticompetitive agreements.

05 March 2021

Finnish court reduces insulation cartel fines

Finland's Market Court has fined two building insulation manufacturers a total of €3.2 million for fixing styrofoam prices, although it reduced the total sanctions because the national competition enforcer failed to prove that the conspiracy lasted as long as it claimed.

05 March 2021

Last chance to vote for GCR Awards 2021

Voting ends tonight for GCR’s 11th annual awards to honour the past year’s top antitrust cases, law firms, lawyers and enforcers.

05 March 2021

EU opens first probe into abusive drug patent filings

The European Commission is investigating whether Teva Pharmaceuticals unlawfully delayed the entry of generic drugs to treat multiple sclerosis through patent litigation and a disparaging communications campaign that discredited its competitors.

04 March 2021

CMA launches Apple App Store probe

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has launched an abuse of dominance investigation examining whether Apple imposes unfair or anticompetitive terms on developers that use its App Store.

04 March 2021

EU will soon legislate against anticompetitive foreign subsidies, Vestager says

The European Commission hopes to put out draft legislation aimed at tackling distortive foreign subsidies in the next three or four months, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.

04 March 2021

Korea to bolster app store monitoring

Korea’s antitrust watchdog is beefing up its monitoring of online app stores after a survey showed that new market entrants are calling for stronger government intervention to eradicate unfair practices by online platform operators.

04 March 2021

Malaysian enforcer fines customs platform for abuse

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined the country’s sole online customs communication platform close to €2.1 million for unlawfully imposing exclusivity clauses on software providers.

04 March 2021

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content