Antitrust Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

Posted by Lexology Antitrust Enforcement Under the Trump Administration By Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Brian G. Burke & John F. Cove, Jr (Shearman & Sterling LLP) Divining trends in antitrust enforcement in a given presidential administration can take some time. Many commentators didn’t notice material changes in antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration – at least in […]

Japan: Stroller makers raided for antitrust violations

Japan: Stroller makers raided for antitrust violations

According to Mainichi, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on Wednesday, April 18, searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product makers Aprica Children’s Products G.K. and Combi for allegedly violating antitrust regulations. The companies are suspected of setting resale prices and instructing retailers via wholesalers not to sell below specified price points, according […]

The FTC’s Sharpened Focus on Antitrust Enforcement Against Big Tech, Internet, and Social Media

Posted by Lexology The FTC’s Sharpened Focus on Antitrust Enforcement Against Big Tech, Internet, and Social Media By Aldo A. Badini & Susannah P. Torpey (Winston & Strawn LLP) A potentially significant shift in antitrust enforcement related to big tech, internet, and social media companies has been signaled by recent testimony of the incoming nominees […]

Philippines: Uber exits Philippines despite antitrust review

Philippines: Uber exits Philippines despite antitrust review

Uber Technologies ended its ride-hailing service in the Philippines on Monday, April 16, despite the order by antitrust regulators to continue operations until a review is concluded. The US-based company alerted clients Sunday night about the shutdown and directed them to download the app of rival Grab, which acquired Uber’s Southeast Asian businesses last month. […]

US: Coachella owner sued in antitrust case

US: Coachella owner sued in antitrust case

The owner of music festival Coachella was hit with a lawsuit in Oregon federal court on Monday, April 9, claiming the California mega-festival employs anti-competitive practices, such as barring artists from performing at other musical events within approximately 1,300 miles in the months surrounding the spring happening. Billboard is reporting that Coachella parent company Goldenvoice […]

US: Knorr, Wabtec agree to end pacts to not poach workers

US: Knorr, Wabtec agree to end pacts to not poach workers

Rail equipment suppliers Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation have agreed to end agreements to not compete for each other’s employees, the Justice Department (DOJ) said on Tuesday, April 3. The two companies agreed as early as 2009 not to recruit or hire each other’s workers without prior approval, the department said in […]

US: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati expands antitrust practice

US: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati expands antitrust practice

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the leading provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced on Tuesday, April 3, that Gorka Navea has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in the Brussels office. Most recently, Navea served as deputy head of a cartel unit of the Directorate-General for […]

Corporate Financial Penalties for Cartel Conduct in Australia: A Critique

Posted by Social Science Research Network Corporate Financial Penalties for Cartel Conduct in Australia: A Critique By Caron Beaton-Wells & Julie N. Clarke (Melbourne Law School) Moves are afoot to review the approach taken to assessment of civil penalties for contraventions of Australia’s competition laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made it clear […]

The Return of Antitrust?

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Return of Antitrust? By Alan Reynolds (Cato Institute) In the middle of last century, policymakers and the courts came to accept the “Chicago school” interpretation of antitrust: unless it is demonstrated that consumers are being harmed, government should not intervene in firm concentration. Recently, some commentators have charged […]

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