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Wake Up, NIPOST! It’s Antitrust O’Clock!

By ‘Damola Adediji & Folakunmi Pinheiro (Olaniwun Ajayi LP)1   Background In a manner reminiscent of the pre-2019 years, the Nigerian Postal Service (“NIPOST”) on July 24,...

Excessive Pricing in the Wake of the Pandemic: A New Headache for the Argentine Competition Authority?

By Sebastian Ferreyra Romea (Ferreyra Romea Law Firm)1   I. Introduction The Argentine government has implemented price and supply controls over health-related and mass consumption products to protect consumers in the wake...

CPI Talks… with Cani Fernández

In this edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Cani Fernández, President of the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (“CNMC”). Thank you, Ms. Fernández,...

Advancing Collaboration in International Cartel Enforcement

By Richard Powers & Leah McCoy (United States Department of Justice)1   When the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s (“Division”) leniency program was first adopted over twenty-five years ago,...

Antitrust Enforcement During COVID-19: China’s Response and the Long-Term Implications

By Wei Han & Yajie Gao1   COVID-19 is the first economic disruption to hit China since implementation of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the P.R.C. (“AML”) in 2008. In general, enforcement...

Open Market Purchases – India Plans to Dilute Standstill Obligation

By Anisha Chand & Anmol Awasthi (Khaitan & Co)1   Introduction Consider that a company (say, A) is proposing to acquire 49 percent equity shares of another...

Could New York’s 21st Century Antitrust Act Usher a New Chapter in the History of Anti-Monopoly Legislation?

By Shaoul Sussman (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)1   Over the last year, much-deserved attention has been paid to the ongoing Congressional antitrust investigation of Big Tech...

Crisis Talk: Careful Messaging Required as New Zealand Navigates COVID-19 on...

By Anna Ryan (Lane Neave)1   The residents of my home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, have experienced considerable tragedy in the past decade.  Next month, on September 4, 2020, we...

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Avoiding Price Gouging, Price Fixing and Other Antitrust Risks During the COVID-19...

By Carl Hittinger & Ann O’Brien (BakerHostetler)1   The COVID-19 global pandemic has upended typical supply and demand in unprecedented ways. As the world struggles to contain the pandemic and faces...

Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

By Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute)1   I. Introduction The development of innovative standards hinges on a vibrant ecosystem of standardization inducing private investment by allowing contributors to earn a fair...

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