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On July 16, 2014, Andrew Gavil, Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), testified on the subject of “Competition and the Potential Costs and Benefits of Professional Licensure” before...more
The world of antitrust/competition enforcement is changing more rapidly than ever. This evolving environment presents new challenges for companies with multinational operations, their executives and their advisers....more
On 4 July 2014, the new regulation on legality rating certification by the Italian Competition Authority entered into force. The legality rating is designed to facilitate companies’ access to credit from banks and public...more
As demonstrated during this week's inaugural London technology week there are an increasing number of UK start-ups competing for limited investment capital. In this crowded market, how do you make sure that your start-up...more
On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., an important ruling on the reach of the U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct.
The Foreign Trade Antitrust...more
Opt-Out Antitrust Class Actions — A U.S. Perspective on the Consumer Rights Bill Pending in UK's Parliament -
Will opt-out class actions proposed by the UK Parliament’s Consumer Rights Bill bring the dreaded U.S.-style...more
In two decisions issued in April 2014, the European Commission (the Commission) provided further clarification as regards the circumstances in which patentees can seek injunctions to protect their standard-essential patents...more
Recently, we took a new look at an old and fairly common practice among businesses that ostensibly compete with each other. And it did not look good. In fact, it looked a lot like price-fixing. But not by the usual...more
Venture-backed companies often have the opportunity to accept an investment from a strategic investor. These opportunities typically come in later financing rounds after the company already has one or more venture capital...more
When it comes to the US Federal Trade Commission, healthy competition for ski manufacturers is just as important off the slopes as on. Ski equipment makers, Tecnica Group and Marker Völkl, learned this lesson on Monday when...more
There’s nothing that gets employers more fired up than a former employee jumping ship to join a competitor. But, in an effort to prevent such future angst, you’ve had your employees sign a non-compete. You’re golden, right?...more
The Antitrust in Health Care conference took place May 13 to 14, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, where a number of the speakers were representatives of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Antitrust Division of the U.S....more
In this presentation:
- Current climate
- Why does the Government suspend or debar a contractor?
- What does it mean to be suspended or debarred?
- What process does the Government follow to...more
The recent investigations into two pharmaceutical companies active in the ophthalmic drugs market in Italy and France serve as a reminder of the cooperation that takes place between national competition authorities....more
The Competition Policy Review Panel (Review Panel) has released its much anticipated Issues Paper on the 'root and branch' review of Australian competition laws and policy.
It is a wide ranging review which is intended...more
Situated on the northwest coast of South America, the Republic of Ecuador encompasses an area of approximately 256,549 square kilometers, or 99,438 square miles.
Ecuador is a constitutional, democratic, sovereign and...more
Have Your Say on the Issues Paper on Australia's Competition Policy Review before 10 June 2014 -
The Competition Policy Review Panel (Review Panel) has released its much anticipated Issues Paper on the 'root and...more
In March, the Federal Circuit settled a split between the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and the Court of Federal Claims that focused on the gray area between cooperative agreements and procurement contracts. Siding...more
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a new economic plan and filed legislation which included a plan to eliminate non-competition agreements. The plan was quickly applauded and criticized by those in the...more
A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition by upholding an employment contract whereby the employee was required to compensate the employer if she competed soon...more
Bid protests are an intimidating aspect of Government contracting, not only because they usually mean hiring a lawyer, but also because most people don’t even like the thought of suing their customer. Protests certainly are...more
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (Revised IPEGs) for a 60-day consultation period. The Revised IPEGs principally reflect the amendments to...more
Welcome to the second issue of our global competition and antitrust law newsletter Antitrust Matters. The importance and shifting nature of antitrust problems facing companies and individuals is by its nature, a work in...more
Shanghai High People’s Court Rules That Resale Price Maintenance Agreement Constitutes Monopolistic Agreement -
The Shanghai High People’s Court recently made available its Aug. 1, 2013 final judgment overruling the...more
On 20 March 2014, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) issued a notice announcing that it will make public decisions sanctioning companies failing to notify mergers that meet the filing...more
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