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Competition Commission of India Conducts First-Ever Raid

Earlier this week, India’s competition regulator-the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”)-raided two offices of JCB India Limited (“JCB”), a UK-based manufacturer of construction equipment. This raid marks the first time...more

Aerospace and Defense Series: Leading Antitrust Considerations for Teaming Agreements

This newsletter identifies when “teaming agreements” between contractors will raise antitrust issues, and suggests some practice tips for evaluating or defending those arrangements....more

Competition Issues In Resources Projects - Sharing Infrastructure (Australia)

INTRODUCTION - Users of open access supply chains frequently seek to collectively negotiate various arrangements between themselves and with the supply chain operator. These negotiations and subsequent agreements often...more

Antitrust "Tying" Claims Dismissed Against Homebuilders

The US District Court for the Eastern District of California recently ruled on the type of activity that constitutes a claim of impermissible “tying” under federal antitrust law, holding that the alleged misconduct of a group...more

Appeals Result in OFT Fine Reductions for Construction Companies

Following the first batch of appeals against the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) decisions in the construction cover pricing case, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has reduced the fines for all 13 companies. On 11...more

Brussels Brief - November 16, 2010

Executives Fined Personally for Leading a Cartel in the Netherlands On 4 November 2010 the Dutch Competition Authority (known by its Dutch acronym “NMa”) sent a strong signal to any high-ranking company officials who...more

Recovery Act and Updates to "Buy American"

On March 25, 2010, the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") offered three small, yet significant, amendments to the rules implementing the "Buy American" requirement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...more

Developing Caribbean Procurement Law

Traces the development of procurement law in the Commonwealth Caribbean....more

Antitrust Alert: Paving the Intersection of Antitrust and Labor Law

It has long been true that, in order to avoid too sharp a clash between labor and antitrust policies, collective bargaining agreements do not run afoul of the antitrust laws. But what about certain provisions within...more

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