Romania: Regulator investigates taxi firms for collusion

Romania: Regulator investigates taxi firms for collusion

Romania’s Competition Council currently carries an investigation into a possible violation of the Competition Law by the taxi operators’ association COTAR and its members, the competition body’s president Bogdan Chiritoiu said. He added the competition authority might recommend legal amendments to increase competition in this sector, such as lifting the obligation for a taxi driver […]

Global: International business groups endorse ICN framework

Global: International business groups endorse ICN framework

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the Association of in-house competition lawyers (ICLA), and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) have announced approval of the International Competition Network (ICN) Framework for Competition Agency Procedures (CAP). ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said, “Robust procedural guarantees are […]

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 […]

UK: Five fit-out firms fined £7M for cartel behavior

UK: Five fit-out firms fined £7M for cartel behavior

After admitting breaking UK competition law, five office fit-out firms have agreed to pay fines totalling more than £7m. They were ensnared by information given by property company JLL, which admitted the greatest number of breaches but avoided a fine under the CMA’s leniency programme. Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), […]

US: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Corporate Competition Law

US: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Corporate Competition Law

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights held a hearing Wednesday, December 19, entitled: “A Comparative Look at Competition Law Approaches to Monopoly and Abuse of Dominance in the US and EU.” The witnesses included William Kovacic, Geoffrey Manne, Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Eleanor Fox, and Jonathan Kanter. Full […]

Ghana: International organization asks gov. to prioritize competition law

Ghana: International organization asks gov. to prioritize competition law

The Ghana Office of the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International has urged the Government of Ghana and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) to make a Competition Regime a legislative priority for 2018. Mr Appiah Kusi Adomako, Country Coordinator of CUTS Ghana, who made the call at a Policy Dialogue to mark […]

US: Senate Hearing: A Comparative Look at Monopoly and Abuse of Dominance in the US and EU

US: Senate Hearing: A Comparative Look at Monopoly and Abuse of Dominance in the US and EU

The US Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 5 entitled: A Comparative Look at Competition Law Approaches to Monopoly and Abuse of Dominance in the US and EU. The witnesses to speak before the Subcommittee will be William Kovacic, George Washington University; Geoffrey Manne, ICLE; […]

Excessive Pharmaceutical Prices as an Anticompetitive Practice – Reviving Compulsory Licensing in Competition Law & Antitrust

Posted by Social Science Research Network Excessive Pharmaceutical Prices as an Anticompetitive Practice – Reviving Compulsory Licensing in Competition Law & Antitrust By Behrang Kianzad (University of Copenhagen) The issue of securing access to patented pharmaceutical products has been in the forefront of global legal debate for many years. This debate intensified further following the […]

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