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Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

[Event] Basic Compliance & Ethics Academy - June 22nd - 25th, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Global companies need to have an effective compliance program wherever they operate. But until recently, it's been difficult to provide compliance leaders outside the U.S. with the training they need. SCCE's International...more

Thomas Fox

Daily Compliance News: February 22, 2020, the $3bn Club edition

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In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News: 1. Did SFO employee leak investigation information? (Reuters) 2. Wells Fargo joins the $3bn club. (WSJ) 3. Grand Jury wants to know if Boeing top pilot lied to FAA. (WSJ) 4....more

White & Case LLP

Bill for Improving Transparency and Fairness of the Specified Digital Platforms Submitted to the Diet on February 18, 2020

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On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") submitted the bill for "Improving Transparency and fairness of the Specified Digital Platforms" (the "Bill") to the Diet. More detailed guidance,...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Foreign Payment Processor, CEO Settles With FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a deal with a Latvian payment processor and its CEO, settling charges that the defendants facilitated a “free trial” scam involving personal care products and dietary...more

Cozen O'Connor

Wendy’s: All The Goodness, But Hold The Alleged Child Labor Violations

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Labor & Employment- Wendy’s: All the Goodness, But Hold the Alleged Child Labor Violations- Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with fast food restaurant chain Wendy’s International LLC (“Wendy’s”) to...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

T-Mobile’s Marathon to Acquire Sprint: Five Takeaways from the T-Mobile/Sprint Antitrust Litigation

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After almost two years of scrutiny by state and federal regulators and an ensuing court battle, T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) is moving forward with its acquisition of Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”). Although the case is...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Competition Appeal Tribunal Sets Deferential Standard for CMA Merger Control Review

A recent decision by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), Tobii AB (publ) v. Competition and Markets Authority, confirms a deferential standard for the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in its merger...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Green Shoots for the Commercialisation of Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products in the UK?

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Recent legal and regulatory developments pave the way for an increased commercialisation opportunity in cannabis-based medicines, but complex rules require careful navigation. The National Institute for Health and Care...more

American Conference Institute (ACI)

[Event] Paragraph IV Disputes - April 27th - 28th, New York, NY

Meet and Network with The Key Influencers Shaping the Law, Policy and Proceedings of Paragraph IV Litigation - Each spring, leading pharmaceutical patent litigators for brand name and generic drug companies gather at the...more


Can ‘Hijacking’ a Single Cryptocurrency Network Violate Antitrust Laws?

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On Jan. 28, a federal judge in Florida dismissed without prejudice the nation’s first antitrust suit involving cryptocurrency. ...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

The Democratic Presidential Candidates and Antitrust

With the Democratic primary process in full swing, we thought it fitting to take a look at where the candidates stand with respect to antitrust issues. As it turns out, this is a fairly active election cycle for antitrust,...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Antitrust Division Seeks To Hire Dozens Of Additional Attorneys, Signaling Increased Enforcement Efforts

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On February 11, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted its budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2021, which includes a 13% increase in funding for the Antitrust Division. Overall, the Division is requesting a...more

Hogan Lovells

Doing Business in the UK: Consumer Sector 2020

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The UK’s consumer sector has shown resilience against the backdrop of challenging political and economic conditions. Consumers in the UK remain willing to spend; however, the way in which they do so is changing, with...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

FDA Continues to Approve Biosimilars

The prevailing attitude in many quarters is that the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) has not facilitated approval of drugs biosimilar to reference biologic drug products with sufficient alacrity and has...more

Conn Kavanaugh

Defining the Boundaries for Pre-emption of Drug Labeling Claims

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Drug warning labels must comply with federal regulations and receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) before going to market. Therefore, manufacturers may argue that state law actions related to the...more

Hogan Lovells

Global Trade Secrets Guide 2020

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Businesses are increasingly turning to trade secrets as a mechanism to protect their innovations and know-how. In some cases, trade secrets offer an attractive alternative to patent protection. Companies also recognize the...more


DOJ Antitrust Division Poised for a Major Increase in Criminal Prosecutions and Civil Enforcement Actions

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Last November, the Antitrust Division (Division) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) to “deter, detect, and prosecute antitrust crimes and related schemes...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Recent Generic Conspiracy Indictment Highlights Risk of Discussing Pricing or Bids with Competitors

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On February 4, 2020, a grand jury from the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania indicted Ara Aprahamian for price fixing under the Sherman Act and false statements. ...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

FTC Uses “Study Authority” To Review Prior Non-HSR Reportable Tech Transactions

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On February 11, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it issued Special Orders to five large technology companies requiring them to submit information related to their acquisitions during the past decade that were...more


Dawn raids

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The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (“SIC”) has the legal power to conduct unannounced dawn raids in the offices of any company. During these procedures, the SIC may request any commercial or corporate information,...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Antitrust and Brexit – where do we stand?

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The UK has well-established domestic antitrust and merger control regimes, enforced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). As an EU Member State, however, where a deal met EU merger control thresholds the CMA – in...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2020 #2

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Former PG&E lawyer named new regional EPA chief in California - Los Angeles Times – February 11 - Days after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed its top official in California, Mike Stoker, the agency...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

[Event] Basic Compliance & Ethics Academy - May 11th - 14th, Boston, MA

Our Basic Academies are ideal for professionals with some compliance knowledge and experience who are ready to support, enhance and manage a comprehensive compliance program. They are taught by compliance professionals,...more

White & Case LLP

Court of Justice ruling in Paroxetine

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The European Court of Justice's ruling in Paroxetine, handed down in record time just before Brexit, confirms the narrow interpretation of restrictions by object given in other recent cases. It also clarified certain issues...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

FTC Seeks Public Comment On Enhanced Efforts To Curb Misleading Endorsements

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) questions whether the impact of its enforcement efforts are truly acting as a deterrent to stop misleading online marketing. In its latest effort to tackle the growing problems arising from...more

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