Douglas Lahnborg

Douglas Lahnborg

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Now in force: Major amendments to the antitrust damages regime in the UK

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) comes into force today, 1 October 2015. It introduces major reforms to the antitrust damages actions regime in the UK. In particular, the CRA broadens the type of cases that can be heard...more

10/2/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Cartels Class Action Collective Actions Competition Appeal Tribunal EU Opt-Outs UK UK Consumer Rights Act

Distressed Download - July 2015

First Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Preempts Puerto Rico's Recovery Act - On Monday, July 6, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the February 6, 2015 order and injunction of the Puerto Rico District...more

7/23/2015 - Attorney's Fees Bankruptcy Code Bonds Capital Controls Distressed Debt Emerging Markets EU Eurozone Greece Insolvency Municipal Bankruptcy Oil & Gas Preemption Puerto Rico Reclamation Restructuring SCOTUS

EU’s Highest Court Confirms that Seeking an Injunction for SEPs May Constitute an Abuse of a Dominant Position

On July 16, 2015, the EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, rendered its long-awaited ruling on whether seeking an injunction for a standard-essential patent ("SEP") against an alleged patent infringer constitutes an...more

7/21/2015 - Abuse of Dominance EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FRAND Injunctive Relief License Agreements Patent Infringement Patents Standard Essential Patents

A Short Guide to the Implications for the Imposition of Capital Controls in Greece

Following the recent event over the weekend (27/28 June 2015), we set out below a short guide on the current status in Greece. Background - Months of negotiations on a deal to restructure Greece’s debts appear...more

7/1/2015 - Bailout Capital Controls Debt Restructuring EU European Central Bank Eurozone Greece IMF

Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - August 2014

China’s MOFCOM Blocks ‘P3 Alliance’ Despite EU, U.S. Non-Opposition - On June 17, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce, China’s competition regulator, prohibited the proposed “P3 Alliance” that would have combined the...more

8/12/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Antitrust Provisions China EU Fishing Industry MOFCOM Proposed Regulation Shipping

Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - June 2014 (Global)

Opt-Out Antitrust Class Actions — A U.S. Perspective on the Consumer Rights Bill Pending in UK's Parliament - Will opt-out class actions proposed by the UK Parliament’s Consumer Rights Bill bring the dreaded U.S.-style...more

6/11/2014 - Antitrust Litigation China Competition DOJ EU European Commission FRAND FTAIA FTC MOFCOM NDRC UK Wireless Industry

European Parliament adopts legislation facilitating antitrust damages actions

Today, the European Parliament approved legislation governing antitrust damages actions brought in the national courts of EU Member States. The Parliament’s approval was the last significant hurdle and follows several years...more

4/17/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Damages EU

Private Actions in Competition Law: Recent Developments

Private damages actions in competition law continue to mature across Europe, with the past few months seeing some significant developments at both a national and supra-national level. This note summarises the main...more

2/4/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Damages EU Personal Liability UK

European Commission Simplifies Procedures Under the EU Merger Regulation

On 5 December 2013, the European Commission adopted its “Merger Simplification Package” with the stated objective of cutting red tape and reducing costs for businesses in EU merger filings. The package broadens the scope of...more

12/11/2013 - EU European Commission European Merger Control Regulation Mergers

Private Actions in Competition Law: The UK Government announces "opt-out" class actions for private competition damages claims

On 20 March 2013, George Osborne delivered his Budget to Parliament. The Government announced that in summer 2013 it will proceed with several of the competition reforms outlined in its recent response to the Department for...more

4/16/2013 - Class Action Competition Appeal Tribunal EU Opt-Outs Private Competition Damages

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