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Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

Firms hire and promote across Europe and North America

Competition data remedies must change, US FTC commissioner says

Chopra pushes strong remedies and Congressional oversight

Delrahim: failure to act fast could look “impotent”

Proponents of the consumer welfare standard must be vigilant to ensure that the largest companies “are minding the guardrails of competition”, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has warned.

Homeland security: The Tipline for 15 November 2019

Both US antitrust agencies are evaluating the role competition plays in national security. A Federal Trade Commission member said yesterday that concentration in the US defence supply chain could threaten national security. This comes following Department of Justice claims that a decision against Qualcomm’s licensing practices could also threaten national security. While assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim is recused from the Qualcomm litigation, he argued in favour of taking a more proactive approach towards maintaining the consumer welfare standard as the crux of US antitrust law.

Face the nation

From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets.

Firms hire and promote across Europe and North America

Taylor Wessing has hired in-house lawyer Paolo Palmigiano to lead its UK competition practice, while economist Barbara Veronese has joined Oxera as a partner in its new Milan office.

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