Topic: Public interest

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021

Biden taps judge with notable antitrust experience to lead DOJ

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland – an experienced antitrust practitioner, scholar and jurist – as the next US Attorney General.

07 January 2021

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

Antitrust progressives to keep close watch on Biden administration

Progressive antitrust advocates feel that the political momentum is on their side as power changes hands in Washington, DC, but they are stressing the importance of keeping the pressure on the Biden administration to be “trustbusters”.

16 December 2020

Wilson: It’s too early to say if US antitrust laws cannot police high-tech markets

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said it is “premature” to conclude that the antitrust laws are not suited to preserving competition in high-tech markets.

08 December 2020

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

OECD examines competition through a "gender lens"

The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is launching seven projects examining the impact of gender on antitrust analysis, including research into whether collusion levels differ between men and women.

30 November 2020

Dramatic antitrust rebuild proposed for Biden administration

A government-wide revamp of US competition enforcement is needed to address past failures to rein in monopoly power, a group of ex-enforcers has said.

19 November 2020

South Africa rejects coal mining merger interventions

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has rejected six mining companies’ requests to intervene in a proposed coal mining merger, just weeks after it struck out allegations of political interference in the case.

11 November 2020

Chopra calls for new era of enforcement, Wilson urges caution

Federal Trade Commission members Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson have offered clashing views on whether to embrace major proposals to overhaul US antitrust law.

22 October 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content