Edward S. Miller

Edward S. Miller

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UK Competition Authority acted irrationally in hotel room on-line pricing case

A decision by the UK’s former competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT – now replaced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)) to accept commitments to settle its investigation into on-line prices for...more

10/1/2014 - Antitrust Investigations Hotels Investigations OFT Price-Fixing UK

Anti-trust Liability: Lessons from Goldman Sachs

In April we witnessed The European Commission impose a fine of €37.3 million directly on Goldman Sachs, holding the investor partly responsible for participation by its former portfolio company, Prysmian, in a cartel it ran...more

6/6/2014

EU nears finalisation of new law to promote anti-trust claims

Member States’ ambassadors to the EU, known as the Committee of Permanent Representatives, have endorsed the agreement between the Council Presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on a proposed new EU...more

4/4/2014 - Competition EU EU Directive Infringement

EU Commission to investigate cross-border pay-TV movie services – a new Murphy’s law?

Executive summary - The European Commission has commenced antitrust proceedings against several prominent European pay-TV service providers and major U.S. film studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment,...more

2/4/2014 - Cross-Border EU European Commission Internet Streaming Motion Picture Industry

UK Authorities Set to Exercise New Powers to Compel Witnesses

The UK’s new competition body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), was officially launched on 1 October 2013. It will acquire most of its substantive powers in April 2014, when it will officially replace the Office...more

10/15/2013 - CMA Competition Office of Fair Trading UK

American Airlines & US Airways Merger – Opposite positions taken by US and EU competition authorities

Whereas the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulations the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, on 5 August 2013, the U.S....more

8/30/2013 - American Airlines Antitrust Litigation DOJ EU European Commission FAA Mergers US Airways

UK Regulator Ready to Settle in Online Hotel Room Price Fixing Probe

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced that it intends to accept commitments from Booking.com, Expedia, InterContinetal Hotels and others, and to close its investigation into online hotel room price fixing without...more

8/15/2013 - Hospitality Industry Hotels Office of Fair Trading Price-Fixing UL

Business Across Borders - Smoothing the path: the challenges of operating internationally

The third in our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, delves into the challenges faced by companies doing business across markets. The report and video...more

8/5/2013 - Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions International Finance

Business Across Borders - Troubled waters: the risks of international commercial disputes

One of the perils of doing cross-border business is the possibility of being pulled into business-related legal wrangles. A recent global survey of executive carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of...more

6/24/2013 - Business Development Cross-Border Risk Assessment Risk Management

Business Across Borders - Licence to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad

Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business. The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more

5/10/2013 - Cross-Border Foreign Corporations Licenses New Regulations Travel

European Commission blocks Ryanair’s proposed takeover of Aer Lingus for second time

The European Commission has prohibited Ryanair’s proposed acquisition of Aer Lingus, finding the remedies proposed by Ryanair insufficient to alleviate the substantial concerns about the merger’s impact on the market and the...more

3/11/2013 - Aer Lingus EU European Commission Ryanair

€ 20M Euro fine for failing to notify JV shareholding change to EU merger authority

The General Court of the European Union (the "General Court") has upheld the substantial €20 million fine imposed by the European Commission (the "Commission") on Belgium's largest electricity supplier, Electrabel, for its...more

12/18/2012 - Compagnie Nationale du Rhone Electrabel European Commission European Merger Control Regulation

UK supermarkets to be subject to fines

The UK government has decided that the proposed Groceries Code Adjudicator ("Adjudicator") will have "more teeth" to protect suppliers from unfair practices by large supermarkets. The Adjudicator will be able to impose fines...more

12/12/2012 - Competition Compliance Retail Market

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