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CAT promises decision on pass-on mitigation defence in Trucks claim

Truckmaker DAF has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal for permission to amend its pass-on defence to account for a judgment by the Supreme Court that said companies may respond to cartelised pricing by negotiating with other suppliers to reduce their costs.

02 March 2021

DMA is not the end of antitrust enforcement, Guersent says

The director-general of the European Commission’s competition authority has stressed that the agency will not be giving up on traditional antitrust enforcement in the digital economy following the introduction of the Digital Markets Act.

02 March 2021

CMA provisionally approves Adevinta/eBay remedies

eBay and Adevinta have agreed to sell off their primary classified advertising businesses in the UK to gain approval from the country’s competition enforcer for their $9.2 billion tie-up.

02 March 2021

Antonio Catricalà, 1952-2021

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Antonio Catricalà, a former head of the Italian competition watchdog, who has passed away at the age of 69.

02 March 2021

DAF clashes with claimants over expert evidence

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has thrown out a request by truck maker DAF seeking permission to rely on new additional economic analysis to establish whether Royal Mail and BT passed on the alleged loss they claim they suffered from the Trucks cartel.

01 March 2021

Partners change firms in London and Paris

Paul Hastings has hired former Covington & Burling competition litigator Alex Leitch in London, while Emmanuel Durand has left De Pardieu Brocas Maffei for DWF in Paris and Solange Leandro has joined Watson Farley & Williams in London.

01 March 2021

Former Israeli enforcer returns to Compass Lexecon

Yair Eilat has rejoined Compass Lexecon after spending three years as the chief economist and deputy director-general of Israel’s Competition Authority.

01 March 2021

Maglev bid-riggers escape jail time in Japan

A Tokyo court has fined two of Japan’s “big four” construction companies €3.9 million for rigging bids to construct a major magnetic levitation train line, while sentencing a former executive from each company to 18 months of probation.

01 March 2021

ECJ rules Slovak Telecom fines can still stand

Separate abuse of dominance fines imposed by Slovakia's competition enforcer and the European Commission on Slovak Telekom did not breach EU law, because they related to conduct in different markets, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

26 February 2021

bureau Brandeis opens Paris office

Former officials from the European Commission and France's Competition Authority have joined litigation boutique bureau Brandeis to launch its Paris office.

26 February 2021

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