Publishing merger abandoned in Iceland

One of the world's biggest audiobook service providers and Iceland's largest book publisher have called-off their proposed tie-up after the Icelandic Competition Authority issued a statement of objections to the companies.

08 January 2021

McDermott hires from Deloitte in Brussels

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Hendrik Viaene from Deloitte Legal to join its competition practice in Brussels as a partner.

08 January 2021

Indonesian authority appoints new leadership

Indonesia’s competition watchdog has appointed Kodrat Wibowo as its chair and Guntur Saragih as its vice-chair until April 2023.

08 January 2021

Firms promote in Peru and Mexico

Peruvian boutique firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra + has made Lucía Villarán a partner in Lima, while Mexican firm Gonzalez Calvillo has promoted former enforcer Gabriel Gonzalez Aragon to counsel.

08 January 2021

GCR awards open for nominations

Global Competition Review is now inviting nominations for our 11th annual awards, which will honour the world’s leading antitrust lawyers, economists, enforcers and academics as well as the biggest cases from 2020.

08 January 2021

Kirkland & Ellis further boosts UK antitrust team

Michael Engel has left Sullivan & Cromwell to join the partnership at Kirkland & Ellis in London.

07 January 2021

Firms kick off 2021 with promotions

Competition practices in India, Japan, Australia and Taiwan have promoted lawyers to the partnership, while Hogan Lovells has added two counsel in Germany.

07 January 2021

Hungary fines recruitment association for price-fixing and no-poach agreements

The Hungarian Competition Authority has fined a recruitment association €2.8 million for imposing rules on its members that set minimum prices for their services and prevented them from recruiting each other's employees.

07 January 2021

Italian enforcer must analyse effects of by-object infringements, court rules

Italy’s highest administrative court has confirmed that the country’s competition watchdog failed to prove that Sky and Mediaset colluded with the national professional football league and its advisor over the assignment of broadcasting rights.

07 January 2021

Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements.

06 January 2021

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