Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed, Helen Bignall & Paul Castlo – This article considers the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the EU and the U.S. in the next few years, and how Brexit and the new U.S. administration under President Trump could impact that outlook. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces extraordinary challenges and uncertainties in […]

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

By John Yong Ren[1], Jason Liu[2]   INTRODUCTION In China, there are three administrative authorities that serve as enforcement authorities of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”): the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) reviews concentration of undertakings (merger review) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) investigate monopolistic […]

SEP-11(2)

In this issue: Cartel detection is a must for competition practitioners to understand. Our comprehensive issue, organized by guest editor Rosa Abrantes-Metz, starts by reviewing the features of international cartels detected over the last decades. We then discuss leniency programs, emphasizing suggestions for their improvements using a variety of detection tools, followed by a discussion […]

The Efforts of the JFTC Toward Promoting Procedural Fairness and Transparency in the Investigation Proceedings

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Toshiyuki Nambu, Jul 15, 2015 HOW DOES THE CASE INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE OF THE JFTC ENCOURAGE TRANSPARENCY? The JFTC provides the investigated parties with the proper opportunity to express their views and to be informed of the relevant evidence by the investigators in the […]

Procedural Fairness in Competition Investigations: U.S. FTC Practice and Recent Guidance from the International Competition Network

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul O’Brien, Krisztian Katona, Randy Tritell, Jul 15, 2015 Procedural fairness has become an increasingly important part of the international dialogue on competition law enforcement. As competition enforcement has expanded, issues and concerns regarding how agencies conduct their investigations have increased. It is […]

Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Compliance and ethics programs are the way organizations take management steps to prevent and detect illegal and unethical conduct. They can be more or less rigorous and effective, depending on the level of commitment. Historically it has been […]

Competition Issues in the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alan Gunderson, Nov 24, 2014 Health care is a very important sector within the Canadian economy. A recent report estimates total health care spending at CDN $211.2 billion in 2013 which represents 11.2 percent of the Canadian economy or approximately CDN $5,988 per […]

Confidentiality During Competition Investigations: Comparing the Perspective of Agencies and Practitioners

Oct 23, 2014 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) Confidentiality During Competition Investigations: Comparing the Perspective of Agencies and Practitioners – Andressa Lin Fidelis & Paul O’Brien1 (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) In 2012, the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Agency Effectiveness Working Group (AEWG) began a […]

Thinking About Procedural Fairness of Competition Law Enforcement Across Jurisdictions: A Suggested Principled Approach

Apr 23, 2014 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) Thinking About Procedural Fairness of Competition Law Enforcement Across Jurisdictions: A Suggested Principled Approach – Stanley Wong (SW Law Corporation)* (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) It is an increasingly common feature today in an international gathering of […]

The Future of Competition Law in India: Reading The Portents

Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Cyril Shroff, Jan 29, 2013 Competition law in India is governed by the Competition Act, 2002 (“Act”) and accompanying regulations. The Act itself came into force in phases: the provisions relating to anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance becoming operational as of May 20, 2009 and the provisions relating to merger control being […]

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