Before we get back into the hectic fall season, we wanted to catch up with some competition authorities—especially looking at how they’ve faced difficult challenges involving new legislation, new structures, and new authority. So join us as we check in on China, India, Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and last—but certainly not least—Poland (where they decided the prison sauerkraut case—the single best case name we’ve heard in a long time). And enjoy what’s left of the summer!
New Challenges for Authorities
MOFCOM’s seemingly heavier reliance on behavioral remedies could be due in part to the unique aspects of China’s transitional phase from planned economy to market economy. Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang (CRAI), Joanna Tsai (U.S. FTC), & Sandra Chan (CRAI)
The CCI now has its own experience of more than 100 cases to rely upon and learn from. Cyril Shroff & Nisha Kaur Uberoi (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co)
A swift and efficient response from the new CADE was necessary to calm the general agitation and, ultimately, neutralize the feeling of insecurity that reigned over the new