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Commission Notice In 874 Investigation Directing Early Determination Whether NPE Complainant Satisfied Domestic Industry Requirement –
On March 22, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice instituting Certain Products...more
In a statement likely to be influential with courts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on January 9 issued a joint Policy Statement urging limitations on remedies for infringement...more
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has fined six liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturers a total of RMB 353 million (USD 56 million) for their participation in a cartel to fix the price of LCD panels...more
Recently China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed an RMB 353 million (USD 56.7 million) penalty against an international price-fixing cartel of LCD manufacturers, the largest the NDRC has ever imposed...more
With the nip of winter in the air, the announcement of price increases by Britain’s largest natural gas and electricity firms raises the perennial debate about the competitiveness of energy markets. In a surprising...more
In 2010, the government of Canada amended the Competition Act, making anti-competitive conspiracies between competitors or potential competitors a per se criminal offence, requiring no evidence of an adverse impact on...more
In this issue:
- CFTC Issues No-Action Letters
- SEC Division of Investment Management Lifts Actively-Managed ETF Derivatives Use Moratorium and Announces Two Rulemaking Initiatives
- Antitrust “Tying” Claims...more
The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) federal government has issued the long anticipated Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition (the “Law”). The Law was published in the Official Gazette in December 2012 and...more
Chinese currency (renminbi or RMB) is not an internationally convertible currency. A Chinese company needs to convert its RMBs into internationally circulated currencies to pay for imported goods or convert foreign currencies...more
On November 28, 2012, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) published the findings of its 2012 survey of corporate compliance practices based on (i) responses from approximately 879 companies listed on the Tokyo Stock...more
Since our client alert last week, the European Commission has published a draft Decision and ‘Questions and Answers’ (“Q&As”), elaborating on its proposal to ‘stop the clock’ on the international aviation elements of the EU...more
On 6 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the European Commission was entitled to represent the European Union in an action for damages before national courts. The CJEU ruled that the...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Common Sense Decisions on Source Aggregation: A Roadmap for Regulating Oil and Gas Emissions?
- The FTC’s Revised Green Guides...more
UK antitrust regulator issues revised antitrust guidance. The OFT introduces increased transparency, more active participation and greater checks and balances into antitrust proceedings....more
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) recently amended the Rules on the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Securities Companies (????????????; the “FISC Rules”) to raise the cap on the permissible foreign stake...more
In This Issue:
- China Seeks Comments on Draft Patent Law
- China Requests WTO Consultations with United States Regarding PL 112-99, Certain AD/CVD Measures
- Taiwan Signs Agreements on Investment Protection...more
On August 27, 2012 the American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, hosted a luncheon meeting where Ms. Li Qing, Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, and...more
UK’s Top Antitrust Regulator Issues New Fines Guidance: Penalties to Better Reflect the Impact of Relevant Conduct
On 10 September 2012, following extensive consultation and in the wake of a number of judgments...more
In this issue:
> High Court Rules on Tobacco Plain Packaging Laws
- Trade Marks
> Parallel importers beware
> Successful opposition based on "use would be contrary to law"
Like other major financial controversies, the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) case is spawning private litigation in the United States. The dangers of an antitrust violation include treble damages in private suits...more
In This Issue:
- 01 China To Cut Production Of Rare Earth Minerals By 20 Percent, Threatens U.S. Manufacturing
- 02 China Increases Efforts On Optimizing Geographic Distribution Of Industries
- 02 Senator...more
In This Issue:
- Environmental: EPA’s Rules Affecting the U.S. Power Sector; Taking On EPA’s Rules Effectively Banning New Coal-Fired Generation
- EU Competition Law: Czech Energy...more
The Justice Department’s criminal antitrust enforcement program has had some major successes. In many respects, the Justice Department’s criminal antitrust program provides an example of what the FCPA criminal program may...more
The LIBOR “scandal” could have far-reaching implications for financial institutions in the United States and global markets. It is hard to know exactly how the issue will play out. The Department of Justice is definitely...more
Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on July 11, 2012.
The government increasingly has turned its focus abroad, to cross-border investigations and prosecutions, garnering major headlines in cases involving the Foreign...more
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