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ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice – Interview with Karen Lovitch, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
How to Conduct Routine Internal Investigations
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity
Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits
Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national, was extradited from Germany in April 2014 to personally face criminal charges in the US for participating in a worldwide cartel. This is the first time an individual has been extradited...more
On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced a milestone victory, having successfully litigated its first extradition for an alleged antitrust violation. Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national...more
With Friday’s announcement of the first-ever extradition of a foreign executive on criminal antitrust charges to the United States, the US Department of Justice has won a major victory in its effort to prosecute and deter...more
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has successfully litigated an extradition of a foreign national on an antitrust charge. This extradition shows that the DOJ is still pursuing individuals it charged...more
New competition provisions may make it easier to prosecute cartel offences, but add additional exclusions and defences.
On 1 April, the competition provisions of the UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) came...more
Last week, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (the “Division”) filed a motion for rehearing after significant criminal convictions were overturned on statute of limitations grounds. A conspiracy is deemed to continue...more
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
Court’s application of statute of limitations will likely guide future conspiracy prosecutions.
On December 9, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 opinion reversing the conviction of three...more
On December 6, 2013, Frank Peake, former president of Sea Star Line LLC, was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine for his role in fixing prices for rates and surcharges for freight...more
As global enforcement becomes a reality, companies face a unique set of risks which can be mind-numbing in complications. With the long-arm reach of the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws, more enforcement...more
In This Issue:
- The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines
- Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers
- Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more
On November 14, 2013, members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights heard arguments regarding the effectiveness of current cartel prosecution and...more
What's the one thing missing from most corporate compliance programs?
For a legal perspective, that's the question we put to corporate attorneys writing on JD Supra, asking each to commit to just one essential element...more
Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the PRC has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle corruption.
The wave of enforcement action against corrupt officials that...more
From a criminal defendant’s perspective, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland makes an apt point of reference in assessing the law of conspiracy in criminal antitrust cases....more
In plea agreements filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 26, 2013, nine automobile parts manufacturers agreed to pay more than $740 million in criminal fines to resolve charges of...more
In a fitting tribute to the departing Deputy Assistant Attorney General Scott Hammond, the architect of the Antitrust Division’s criminal enforcement plan, the Department of Justice last week announced a record criminal...more
It is a well-established and universally accepted principle of competition law that a payment by one competitor to another competitor not to enter a market is anticompetitive, and in Australia since 2010 a criminal offence....more
Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau) today announced substantial revisions to their immunity and leniency policies’ FAQs. While the fundamental features of the programs do not change, new elements have been added signalling...more
Anti-competitive behaviours such as price fixing, sharing markets and horizontal agreements between undertakings aiming to agree commercial strategies and policies are considered the most harmful infringements of competition...more
A company may first learn that it is involved in an antitrust investigation in the US when federal agents appear at offices or homes armed with a search warrant to seize electronic and hard-copy records, computers, smart...more
With all the attention paid to anti-corruption enforcement and compliance, it always amazes me how successful the Department of Justice criminal antitrust enforcement program has been and will continue to be. Starting in the...more
On August 5, two Denso Corp executives were sentenced to over a year in prison following their guilty plea to participating in a conspiracy to fix prices in violation of the antitrust laws....more
Bill Baer assumed his post as leader of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in January of this year and is starting to make his mark....more
INDUSTRY SCORECARD -
E-books: Apple Inc.’s high-profile price-fixing trial ended in June, and the Court decided the case in the government’s favor recently. Some reports from the trial suggested that the case brought...more
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