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April 2015 Antitrust Bulletin

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint on February 19, seeking an injunction to prevent Sysco Corporation’s purchase of US Foods Inc. The FTC alleges that the deal would give Sysco too much market power in that...more

Recent Civil and Criminal Actions Highlight Trade Compliance as a Risk Area That Should Not Be Ignored

Recent news highlights what can happen when companies are not compliant vis-à-vis their trade compliance programs, leading to potential civil and criminal actions. Such actions can cost millions of dollars in penalties,...more

Central District of California Holds That Criminal Amnesty Recipients not Entitled to ACPERA Benefits in Parallel Civil Action...

In a groundbreaking decision, the Central District of California became the first court to hold that antitrust violators who received amnesty from criminal prosecution were not entitled to the damages-limiting benefits of the...more

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2013, 6th Edition: Chapter 9: CANADA

1 The Legislative Framework of the Cartel Prohibition: 1.1 What is the legal basis and general nature of the cartel prohibition, e.g. is it civil and/or criminal? The legal basis of cartel prohibition in Canada...more

Recent Cartel Developments

This Alert summarises two significant recent developments in UK cartel law. The first development relates to the right of third parties to bring damages claims against the participants in a cartel, specifically the time...more

DOJ Merger Policy Guide Shines New Light on Conduct Remedies

Antitrust enforcement is now front and center. In the two plus years since Christine Varney was appointed as President Obama’s choice to head, the Antitrust Division's policies have changed, investigations have come to...more

Mexican Competition Law — Insight on the May 2011 Reform

Between late April 2011 and early May 2011, the Mexican Congress and President Calderón completed the legislative process initiated in April 2010 to pass a bill of amendments to the Mexican Competition Law (the...more

Obama Signs Legislation Extending Limitations On Civil Liability For Amnesty Applicants

On June 19, President Barack Obama signed legislation extending provisions of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 ("ACPERA") that allow successful amnesty applicants under the Department of...more

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