In this issue:
The Brussels Summit and European Competition Law
As the curtain closes on the Brussels summit it is time to reflect on the implications of the removal of the reference to “free and undistorted” competition from the Union’s objectives.
Credit Suisse: U.S. Antitrust Law and Securities Regulation
The issue before the Supreme Court in Credit Suisse is what constitutes the approporiate standard for implying antitrust immunity in the context of the potential conflict with federal securities laws.
Credit Suisse has important implications for antitrust practice. The decision’s effect is to narrow the scope of antitrust law and to invite efforts by regulated industries to narrow it still further.
This decision follows an established line of Supreme Court precedent finding antitrust immunity when there is a clear regulatory structure and active supervision of conduct at the heart of the industry.
Supreme Court Rules That Antitrust Claims Relating To IPO Underwriting Conduct Are Precluded By The Securities Regulatory Regime
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