The risk of follow-on damages claims in Europe is a “contributing factor” in the difficulty of convincing a company to enter into a leniency programme, and has increased “uncertainty” for practitioners in advising clients, a Brussels lawyer said last week.
A senior official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has denied accusations it presumes high-market-share mergers will harm innovation when reviewing a deal’s competitive effects.
The head of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and a former head of competition for both US antitrust agencies have said patent hold-up is a valid area for antitrust enforcement – disagreeing with a recent policy shift by the US Department of Justice.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
The tenure of Canada’s acclaimed Commissioner of Competition John Pecman is set to expire in June 2018. Sonya Lalli spoke to him in September about how the Competition Bureau has fared under his leadership, challenges that persist and what could lie ahead.
The risk of follow-on damages claims in Europe is a “contributing factor” in the difficulty of convincing a company to enter into a leniency programme, and has increased “uncertainty” for practitioners in advising clients, a Brussels lawyer said last week. Janith Aranze at GCR Live Cartels in Washington, DC
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