US: Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

US: Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday, August 19, in federal court alleging the entertainment industry’s biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them. The filings are a response to lawsuits filed by […]

Romania: Lawyer launches boutique firm

Romania: Lawyer launches boutique firm

Manuela Guia, partner with D&B David si Baias—the law firm connected with PWC in Romania—has left the big 4-affiliated firm to set up a new firm with lawyers Bianca Naghi and Octavian Adam. The new firm is branded GNP Guia Naghi and Partners. Naghi worked at David si Baias as well between 2016 and 2018 […]

Japan: Antitrust law amended

Japan enacted Antimonopoly Law amendments on Wednesday designed to provide companies involved in anti-competitive practices with stronger incentives to cooperate in investigations under a leniency system. The House of Councilors approved the amendments by a unanimous vote at a plenary session. The amendments passed the House of Representatives in May. Under the existing system, which […]

US: Jackson Hewitt asks judge to dismiss no-poach suit

US: Jackson Hewitt asks judge to dismiss no-poach suit

Jackson Hewitt has asked a federal judge in New Jersey to dismiss claims that agreements between the company and its franchisees not to poach each other’s workers violated federal antitrust law, saying brand parents and franchisees are “legally incapable” of an anticompetitive conspiracy. The tax preparation company claimed that unlike competing businesses, franchisors and franchisees […]

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 […]

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