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EU High Court adopts narrow interpretation of “by object” restrictions and boosts effects-based approach with significant implications for cooperation/joint venture agreements.
The European Court of Justice has...more
Historically, Hong Kong has lacked a legal framework for regulating mergers or otherwise deterring conduct that is harmful to competition. The country’s traditional laissez-faire landscape was substantially altered in June...more
Although the UK competition regime has applied to land agreements since 29 June 2010 [with the enactment of The Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010], until recently there has been only an...more
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services recently warned the health care sector was at “a tipping point where negative forces have started to outweigh many providers’ ability to implement sufficient countermeasures.” S&P noted...more
On August 29, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Drennen. The court ruled that Drennen, a former ExxonMobil executive, could be stripped of approximately $5 million in...more
Non-compete agreements remain an important and viable tool for the protection of proprietary business information and trade secrets. Are non-compete agreements enforceable if your key employee takes a position with a...more
When an employee leaves and sets up a competing business, may he or she claim experience for work done by the former employer? The Seventh Circuit recently considered whether an architect – a former employee of a firm – is...more
Tennessee recognizes the tort of interference with prospective business relations. But there’s an exception for competitors.
One who intentionally causes a third person not to enter into a prospective contractual...more
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
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