Vietnam’s government has set merger filing thresholds, provided key guidance on what constitutes an anticompetitive agreement and explained how to measure market dominance based on “significant market power”.
Roche Diagnostics has agreed to supply the Dutch government and third parties with its covid-19 testing formula, ending an abuse of dominance probe by the country’s competition enforcer.
Antitrust enforcers continue to ensure that competition remains in markets, despite economic and social regulations to stop the spread of covid-19 that place a third of the world’s population under lockdown.
The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled.
Prosthetic limb maker Össur must divest rival College Park Industries’ bionic elbow business to resolve concerns that a merger between the two companies would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission has held.
Khaitan & Co partner Anisha Chand and senior associate Soham Banerjee explore jurisdictional boundaries and the interplay between the Competition Act, 2002 and the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. While some contractual disputes ostensibly can be addressed by both laws, Chand and Banerjee identify the appropriate forum depending on the nature and scope of the dispute to ensure no overstepping of the legislative mandates. In this light, they have done a deep dive into the Competition Commission of India’s order in the Esaote case to assess whether such jurisdictional trespass has occurred and whether the case can be seen as a precedent to hold dominant companies accountable under the Competition Act, 2002 for a breach of contractual terms.
The new chief competition economist at the European Commission has predicted that the commission will offer additional theories of harm about data, but will be open to hearing efficiencies claims for mergers.
Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.
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