Blog o’ Blogs June

A number of major decisions have piled up in anticipation of the summer sun, with major changes coming to some of the basic landscape features of global Antitrust enforcement and interpretation of once-settled principles in international law. Big decisions on credit cards and Vitamins cases will ripple through the global competition framework as long-standing customs begin to change in areas from damage claims, to monopolistic behaviors, and even the entry of previously banned products into the open market, not to mention the on-going saga of blockchain and crypto-currency grappling. An exciting summer, with hot weather and hotter discussions, lies ahead…

The Bid Rigging Whistleblower –Part 2 Should the Antitrust Division Have a Whistleblower Czar?
Well, no.  Without legislation to create a criminal antitrust whistleblower statute, the Czar might have little to do.  But, the Antitrust Division should make some effort, short of Czardom, to encourage bid rigging whistleblowers…
Robert Connolly (Cartel Capers)

Competition Appeal Court’s ruling in Standard Bank case: A changing of the Tides?
In the first week of June 2018, the South African Competition Appeal Court (CAC) upheld Standard Bank’s appeal and ordered that the Competition Commission (Commission) make available its investigation record to Standard Bank…
Michael-James Currie (Africa Antitrust)

SCOTUS clarifies US law on multi-sided platforms (Amex, the American Cartes Bancaires)
The U.S…

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