US: Antitrust suit claims Tyson, Cargill, JBS conspired to suppress beef prices

US: Antitrust suit claims Tyson, Cargill, JBS conspired to suppress beef prices

Four of the largest US beef-packing companies were accused in a lawsuit on Tuesday, April 23, of violating federal antitrust law by conspiring to drive down prices they paid ranchers for cattle, reported Reuters. Tyson, Cargill, the JBS unit of Brazil’s JBS, and National Beef Packing were accused of colluding since January 2015 to suppress […]

Australia: New appointment to the Australian Competition Tribunal

Australia: New appointment to the Australian Competition Tribunal

On Friday, April 5, The Coalition Government announced the appointment of Professor Caron Beaton-Wells as a lay member of the Australian Competition Tribunal for a period of five years. Professor Beaton-Wells brings extensive experience to the role as Director of the Competition Law and Economics Network and the Global Competition and Consumer Law Program at […]

US: ICN approves multilateral framework on enforcement

US: ICN approves multilateral framework on enforcement

The International Competition Network, backed by the US, introduced a new set of principles aims to make the process by which antitrust laws are enforced more transparent, predictable, and consistent across international jurisdictions. The International Competition Network’s new protocols, announced Friday, April 5, are aimed at streamlining the enforcement process while also preventing countries from […]

China: Court finds in favor of a foreign company under new antitrust laws

China: Court finds in favor of a foreign company under new antitrust laws

British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has been engaged in a multi-jurisdiction battle against Chinese automaker Jiangling Motors over JLR’s assertions that Jiangling copied distinctive design features of JLR’s RANGE ROVER Evoque in the LANDWIND X7 vehicle, reported IPWatchdog. On March 13, the Beijing Chaoyang District Court in China found Jiangling liable for unfair competition in connection […]

The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law By Anu Bradford (Columbia University), Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago), Katerina Linos (University of California) & Alex Weaver (Linklaters The world’s biggest consumer markets — the European Union and the United States — have adopted different approaches […]

Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets By Anu Bradford & Nathaniel Sokol (Columbia University),  Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago) & Chris Megaw (WilmerHale LLC) Competition law has proliferated around the world. Due to data limitations, however, there is little systematic information about […]

US: Contractors hit with no-poach class action

US: Contractors hit with no-poach class action

An antitrust class-action complaint filed February 7 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio alleged a group of US government contractors entered into illegal no-poaching agreements with each other. The class of current and former employees seeks damages and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs, who all worked at the Joint Intelligence Operations […]

South Africa: President signs Competition Amendment bill into law

South Africa: President signs Competition Amendment bill into law

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa will sign into law the Competition Amendment Bill, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behavior in industrial markets, reported All Africa. The bill, which was approved by the National Assembly in October 2018 and endorsed by the National Council of Provinces in December 2018, is a step in the right […]

US: Antitrust regulator faces staffing issues

US: Antitrust regulator faces staffing issues

According to the Financial Times staffing in the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice has fallen since Donald Trump took office despite a boom in big corporate mergers, according to phone directories for the division. The directories showed a 13 per cent drop across the division since February 2017, shortly after Mr Trump’s […]

US: Senator re-introduces bills to strengthen antitrust

US: Senator re-introduces bills to strengthen antitrust

On Friday, February 1, Senator Amy Klobuchar on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel said that she had re-introduced two bills aimed at strengthening enforcement of US antitrust law. The senator is reintroducing two bills whose co-sponsors include Senators Ed Markey (Dem-Massachusetts), Richard Blumenthal (Dem-Connecticut), Dick Durbin (Dem-Illinois) and another presidential hopeful, Corey Booker (Dem-New […]

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