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Cartel Snapshot: Mid-Year Update
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced three new investigations and several developments in its other investigations
26 Jun 2019
Cartel Snapshot: February 2019
EU fines ended at €800 million, which was less than in 2017 and less than one fourth of the amount of fines imposed in 2016.
11 Mar 2019
Cartel Snapshot: The Latest On Active Antitrust Investigations
Although the third quarter of 2018 saw guilty pleas and new indictments in several current Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, 2018 continues a downward trend in antitrust enforcement.
14 Nov 2018
DOJ Announces Procedural Reforms Seeking To Resolve Merger Investigations Within 6 Months Of Filing
Today, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced a series of reforms with the express goal to resolve most merger investigations within six months of filing.
United States
28 Sep 2018
Cartel Snapshot – June 2018
Several active US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations resulted in criminal charges against individual executives in the second quarter of 2018.
United States
24 Jul 2018
Cartel Snapshot
Antitrust enforcement remained active in 2017, with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) pursuing both new and long-developed investigations.
United States
9 Apr 2018
Significant Fine Imposed By The French Competition Authority In Floor Coverings Cartel
The FCA said the significant fine reflected the gravity of the offence and the long duration of the anticompetitive behavior, which for one company lasted 23 years.
27 Oct 2017
Second Circuit Clarifies Fifth Amendment Law, With Implications For US Prosecution Of International Cartels
This is so even when the testimony was compelled by a foreign government in full accordance with its own law." Id. at 38.
United States
11 Aug 2017
THE LATEST: DOJ Price-Fixing Probe Demonstrates That Deal Risk Is Not The Only Antitrust Concern Merging Parties Should Keep in Mind
Bumble Bee Foods, and two of its senior vice presidents, have recently pled guilty to DOJ charges that they engaged in a conspiracy to fix prices of shelf-stable tuna fish sold in the United States from 2011 to 2013.
United States
29 Jun 2017
Individual Accountability Likely To Continue For Cartel Enforcement
To date, the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) has obtained six corporate guilty pleas, three individual indictments and one individual guilty plea in its long-running investigation...
United States
15 Jun 2017
European Commission Launches New Cartel Reporting Tool, Member States Laud The Role Of Whistleblowers
European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager made news when she announced that the European Commission launched a new IT system enabling individuals to anonymously report cartel activity.
European Union
10 Apr 2017
THE LATEST: FTC Fixes Consummated Pharma Transaction Involving Pre-Phase 3 Product Because It Eliminated A "Nascent Threat"—Tacks On $100 Million Disgorgement Penalty
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenged a consummated transaction using a monopolization theory to allege that the acquisition would eliminate "nascent"...
United States
16 Mar 2017
Compliance Programs – The Italian Competition Authority Highlights The Importance Of An Effective Implementation And Update
On 19 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (the Authority) issued a decision concerning alleged anticompetitive agreements in the home ventilotherapy and home oxygentherapy supply services sector in Italy.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Changes To Chile's Competition Law
Chile has amended its Competition Law to "consolidate [its] leadership as a sophisticated agency in Latin America."
13 Dec 2016
DOJ, FTC Issue Antitrust Guidance To Human Resources Professionals
The agencies issued the guidance to educate HR professionals about how the antitrust laws apply in the employment context.
United States
26 Oct 2016
General Court Confirms That The Commission May Rely On Lawfully Seized Recordings Even If Made Unlawfully By A Third Party
On 8 September 2016 the General Court ("GC") dismissed Heiploeg's appeal against the European Commission's ("Commission") decision in Shrimps (AT.39633)...
United States
30 Sep 2016
Breaking The Health Company Compliance Program Monopoly
The ultimate effectiveness of the corporate compliance program depends on its ability to mitigate risks arising from all substantive laws materially affecting the company — not only the most visible or notorious ones.
United States
22 Sep 2016
When Customer Supply Contracts Lead To Trouble: Exclusive Dealing Provisions Result In FTC Monopolization Action Against Invibio
Exclusive dealing by a monopolist may be challenged and prohibited when the acts allow the monopolist to maintain its monopoly power.
United States
6 May 2016
The European Court Of Justice Rules Against Overreaching Requests For Information By The European Commission
Under Article 18 of EU Regulation 1/2003, the Commission may send requests for information to companies in order to obtain specific information.
European Union
15 Mar 2016
Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Text Messaging Price-Fixing Claims
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Wireless LLC, T-Mobile USA Inc. and Sprint Corp., in a text messaging price-fixing litigation.
United States
17 Apr 2015
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