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BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

16 January 2018

Counsel to damages claimant BritNed has warned that defendants should not use English courts to “seek refuge from... their own shenanigans”, after clashing on confidentiality with high-voltage power cable manufacturer ABB in a pre-trial review.

Novartis case sets “precedent”, says FAS

Novartis case sets “precedent”, says FAS

16 January 2018

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has accused Novartis of abusing its dominant position after the Swiss drugmaker hiked the price of a cancer drug by 35%.

David Vaughan QC, 1938-2018

David Vaughan QC, 1938-2018

16 January 2018

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of pioneering barrister David Vaughan QC, who passed away yesterday.

An interview with Mei-Ying Huang

An interview with Mei-Ying Huang

16 January 2018

Mei-Ying Huang, the chairwoman of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, sat down with Tom Webb to discuss the agency’s priorities, relationships with other Asian competition enforcers, and response to the growth of the digital economy.

Judge stays discovery in dealer data case

Judge stays discovery in dealer data case

GCR USA - 16 January 2018

A federal judge has granted CDK Global’s and Reynolds and Reynolds’ request to delay discovery in their antitrust battle to block Authenticom from accessing car dealerships' data management systems.

Supreme Court sides with DOJ against Chinese company

Supreme Court sides with DOJ against Chinese company

GCR USA - 16 January 2018

The Supreme Court has agreed with the Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts should assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.

And Vitamin C makes three: The Tipline for 16 January 2018

GCR USA - 16 January 2018

Few movies get made about notable figures in antitrust history, and when they do, it seems like the actors are not always looking their best. Matt Damon, for example, reportedly put on a fake nose, cheek plumpers and 30 pounds to play an Archer Daniels Midland executive in The Informant! But it wasn’t always so – check out our tribute to the late John Tunney for more.

Nasdaq dominant but not abusive, Swedish court holds

Nasdaq dominant but not abusive, Swedish court holds

16 January 2018

Sweden’s Patent and Market Court has refused to fine Nasdaq after finding its trading platform has a dominant position on the Swedish, Danish and Finnish trading services market – but ruling that the company’s decision to bar a close competitor from using a crucial data trading centre was not abusive.

CAT allows Ping to introduce new evidence

CAT allows Ping to introduce new evidence

15 January 2018

The UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal today allowed Ping to introduce new evidence in its fight against a Competition and Markets Authority finding that the golf retailer imposed an illegal online sales ban – with arguments showing how relations broke down between the company and the enforcer during the investigation.

Supreme Court sides with US DOJ against Chinese company

Supreme Court sides with US DOJ against Chinese company

15 January 2018

The US Supreme Court has agreed with the US Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts must assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.