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Proskauer Rose LLP

Price Gouging Weekly Round Up - July 2020

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Price gouging enforcement and litigation is front and center for company counsel and business managers nationwide. Our weekly round up highlights some of the most relevant news and information to our clients and...more

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EU wine producers can now benefit from a temporary relaxation in competition rules

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The European wine sector has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statistics from the European Commission (EC), there has been a 30% reduction in the volume of wine sold and a 50% drop in the value of...more

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When A Relationship Is Insufficient: Opting Out of the FX Antitrust Class Action Requires Clear Indication

On May 28, 2020, Judge Lorna G. Schofield of the United Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York issued her Opinion and Order in Allianz Global Inv’rs GMBH v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 18 Civ. 10364 (LGS),...more

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Ruling That Arbitrator Is to Determine Arbitrability of Employment Dispute Between Franchise Employees and...

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The plaintiffs filed a class action against Domino’s, alleging that the company’s franchise agreement violated federal antitrust law as well as state law. Domino’s moved to compel arbitration, and the plaintiffs opposed on...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

CMA Publishes COVID-19 Taskforce Update for July

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The CMA continues to field COVID-19 complaints concerning refunds and previously widespread excessive prices on day-to-day products. The CMA continues to respond to complaints from consumers on COVID-19-related issues....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

No Antitrust Violations for Creating and Enforcing Humira Patent Thicket

Last month, Judge Manish Shah of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois dismissed an antitrust complaint brought by indirect purchasers of AbbVie’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug,...more

Bracewell LLP

Antitrust Agencies Issue Final New Guidelines for Vertical Mergers

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On June 30, 2020, the Department of Justice and a split Federal Trade Commission released the final version of their new Vertical Merger Guidelines, which outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the competitive...more

Hogan Lovells

Consumer finance regulatory news, 6 July 2020

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Recent regulatory developments of interest to financial institutions with focus on consumer finance. Includes further COVID-19 support for customers, an FCA update on bank overdraft pricing decisions, and more....more

Hogan Lovells

EU Commission takes action against three Member States over lack of implementation of AML obligations

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The European Commission has referred Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully implement the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) into national law....more

Thomas Fox

31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - Evaluation of due diligence and clearing red flags

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An important part of the job duties of any compliance practitioner is clearing red flags which might appear for a proposed third-party relationship during the due diligence process. It is mandatory that not only must all red...more

Dentons

Competition Newsletter - More flexible approach to non-compete clauses related to investments in startups

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On June 19, 2020, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) adopted a decision providing guidance for financial investors and startups. The decision was a result of follow-up proceedings related to an acquisition of joint...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Antitrust Agencies Release New Vertical Merger Guidelines

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) formally released the new Vertical Merger Guidelines on June 30, 2020, to provide insight to companies as to how the agencies will evaluate the...more

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FTC proposal codifying “Made in USA” standard extends enforcement to online advertising, and enhances enforcement capabilities

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on 22 June 2020 voted to adopt regulations codifying its long-standing Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims (Policy Statement). The proposed regulations come after the FTC...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

High Court Issues Lengthy Director Disqualification Order for Contributing to a Competition Law Infringement

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The judgment has important implications for the competition law compliance responsibilities of company directors. On 3 July 2020, the High Court disqualified Michael Martin from acting as a director for seven years. The...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

FCA publishes Decision Notice against former CEO for market abuse

The FCA has published a Decision Notice and fined the former CEO of WorldSpreads Ltd for engaging in market abuse (dissemination, manipulating transactions and false or misleading impressions) and banned him from performing...more

K&L Gates LLP

Enforcement of Customer-Competitor Infringements and Price Monitoring Tools Intensifies

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Two recent developments in the European competition enforcement sphere provide a warning for brands when engaging with their retailers with whom they compete and when using price monitoring tools to monitor the third party...more

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FDA Approves Mylan’s Biosimilar of HUMIRA (Adalimumab)

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On July 6, 2020, the U.S. FDA approved Mylan’s aBLA for HULIO (adalimumab-fkjp), a biosimilar of AbbVie’s HUMIRA. HULIO is indicated for treating certain patients with rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis,...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Navigating Systemic Risk: Protecting Financial Institutions form Avoidable Losses

COVID-19 has acted as an accelerator, bringing into play scenarios which were previously only contingencies and making contingencies of (and requiring planning for) situations which were previously barely imaginable. The debt...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Finalize New Vertical Merger Guidance

In a year of many firsts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition published new Vertical Merger Guidelines on June 30, 2020 (Guidelines) — the first...more

Thomas Fox

31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - Levels of due diligence

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Due diligence is generally recognized in three levels, each of which is appropriate for a different level of corruption risk. The key is for you to develop a mechanism to determine the appropriate level of due diligence and...more

Dentons

UK Freeports: an opportunity for businesses?

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The UK government has long cited the establishment of Freeports in the UK as one of the opportunities offered by Brexit. As we reported in February, it has launched a consultation1 which identifies its policy objectives and...more

Dentons

Taking security over movables in Saudi – what do you need to know?

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A new set of regulations with respect to the taking and perfecting of security interests over movables was issued by Royal Decree number M/94 dated 15/4/1441H (the Royal Decree). The Royal Decree amended the existing...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

COVID-19 UK Corporate Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times - Return of the MAC

Businesses around the world have been substantially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to be managing the effects and remaining uncertainties for some time. In this context, we expect to see a shift in risk...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

UK Supreme Court Eases Burden on Antitrust Defendants Pleading a Pass-On Mitigation Defence

Defendants in competition damages actions often argue that claimants mitigated any loss in competition damages claims by passing on any allegedly unlawful price increase to their customers. In Sainsbury’s v. Mastercard [2020]...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FTC and DOJ Jointly Issue Vertical Merger Antitrust Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice this week announced the final version of their first jointly-issued Vertical Mergers Guidelines (the “Guidelines”).  The Guidelines were issued along a...more

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