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Spotlight on Antitrust: Asia Edition

In this issue: - The U.S. DOJ Secures Two Extraditions of Foreign Nationals on Antitrust Charges: Who Is Next? - U.S. Circuit Courts Limit Reach of Sherman Act Against Asian Cartel - Mark Rosman, Partner...more

Concerns over the effectiveness of safeguards designed to prevent evidence from one proceeding being used against the witness in...

The concerns about the effectiveness of protective orders raised in Catalyst Fund General Partner I Inc. v Hollinger Inc., [2005] OJ No 2191 (SCJ), aff’d [2005] OJ No 4666 (CA) were also central to a recent decision of...more

5 Steps for Handling an Antitrust Subpoena or CID

The news is filled with stories about government investigations into possible violations of antitrust laws: alleged anticompetitive conduct by Google, price fixing by Apple and bid rigging by large financial institutions....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

Antitrust Bulletin – Vol. 6, No. 1

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division obtained even more record-breaking fines in its ongoing antitrust investigation of the automobile parts industry. The investigation, which began in 2011, has...more

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2014 7th Edition: Chapter 27 - Netherlands

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 Dutch Competition Act (‘DCA’) is based on...more

The risk of self-incrimination in cross-border disputes: Enforcing U.S. Letters of Request in Canada

In Treat Canada Ltd. v. Leonidas, [2012] O.J. No. 5551, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered the jeopardy to the privilege against self-incrimination in an appeal from an Ontario order enforcing a letter of request for...more

Canadian Competition Bureau Updates its Immunity and Leniency Program FAQs

On September 25, 2013, the Canadian Competition Bureau released updated FAQs for its Immunity and Leniency Programs. These two programs, which offer whistleblowers immunity from prosecution and lenient treatment on...more

SCC to Consider Use of Criminal Wiretaps in Class Actions

On June 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it would hear appeals in two matters from Quebec (Imperial Oil v Simon Jacques and Couche-Tard Inc v Simon Jacques) that may determine whether and to what extent wire...more

Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2013: Global Overview and United States

Global Overview: Continued aggressive cartel enforcement in 2012 Authorities around the world continued to vigorously enforce cartel law in 2012. Total fines increased in many jurisdictions, and authorities around the...more

A Busy Year in Court: Canadian Competition Law in 2012

2012 was a busy year for Canadian competition litigation, as numerous cases were heard or decided. The Supreme Court of Canada heard three class proceedings cases involving the Competition Act and the Competition Tribunal had...more

European Commission Considers Sector Inquiries as a New Procedural Tool in State Aid Law

The European Commission eyes sector inquiries as a new tool in European State aid law. In European antitrust law Sector inquiries are already successfully employed to detect cartelist activities. This could allow the European...more

Cardoom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

NOTICE OF DEMURRER AND DEMURRER OF DEFENDANT CHRIS FERGUSON, TO PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

Plaintiff’s lawsuit is nothing more than a frivolous and baseless attempt to capitalize on an indictment and civil forfeiture action that is wholly unrelated to the claims alleged. Plaintiff, Cardroom International LLC...more

EU’s Highest Court Rejects Schenker’s Application For Intervention in Air-Cargo Cartel Appeals

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Schenker AG v Commission C-602/11 P confirmed on 20 June 2012 a judgment by the General Court rejecting an application by Schenker (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn) for intervention in the...more

Ten Things to Do When Your Company Receives a DOJ Grand Jury Subpoena

You have just received notice of a grand jury subpoena duces tecum from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division in connection with a price-fixing investigation. (The likelihood of doing so may be on the rise. In 2008,...more

Criminal Antitrust Update - April 2012

In This Issue: - Industry Scorecard - Case Development – Supreme Court Declines to Hear Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act Appeal - The Impact of the AU Optronics Corp. Convictions Excerpt from Industry...more

European Commission Considers Taking Over Cartel Investigations to Prevent Exploitation of German Law Loophole

Under German law, companies may escape cartel fines by undertaking an internal restructuring. The German competition authority has indicated a willingness to reallocate such cases to the European Commission, which can impose...more

Prosecutorial misconduct stymies Department of Justice in FCPA trials

In a stunning conclusion to the U.S. Department of Justice’s first guilty jury verdict against a corporation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. District Court, Central District of California...more

The lawyer's smoking gun: insolvency, fraud and privilege

Directors may rely on the company lawyer's confidential advice, only to find it released to prosecutors or regulators by a liquidator. Is that allowed? read on...more

Court Requires DOJ to Disclose Audio Recordings

Judge Paul Borman, District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, recently ordered the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to produce tape recordings to the direct purchaser plaintiffs in the In re Packaged Ice multidistrict...more

Bill Introduced To Secure Reduced Civil Liability For Amnesty Applicants

Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would make permanent provisions of the Antitrust Criminal Penalties Enforcement and Reform Act of 2004 (ACPERA) granting reduced civil liability to companies who successfully...more

Proving Conspiracies with Electronically Stored Information

Civil discovery and criminal prosecutions will continue to find text messages, emails or social networking status messages as the smoking gun evidence. Lawyers must consider the broader scope of discovery that includes these...more

Advertising Law - September 3, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Lawsuit Accuses Snapple of Unnatural Ads *BetOnSports Founder Pleads Guilty and Forfeits $43 Million *Court Revives Taster’s Choice Lawsuit *Newsday Rejects Ad Criticizing Cablevision *Regulators and...more

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