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A Two-Sided Coin: Regulation and Merger Control in the EU Telecommunications Sector

by Jones Day on

The Ruling: The Dutch competition authority's approval of KPN's acquisition of fiber operator Reggefiber was upheld by the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal in February 2018. In assessing the merger's competitive...more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Early attention to the antitrust considerations of a given transaction can go a long way towards promoting the chances of timely or even early clearance of a transaction. As an initial matter, parties should focus their...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - March 2018 - Issue 5

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry.This issue includes details of proposed changes to the Financial Services Register to accommodate the Senior Managers...more

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Launches Criminal Cartel Case: More to Come?

by Jones Day on

The Background: Earlier in 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warned that several domestic companies would face criminal cartel prosecutions in 2018. The Situation: The ACCC has begun to follow...more

Unlawful Market Allocation Agreements Are Not Always Obvious

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Agreements to allocate markets raise serious antitrust concerns and can encompass a wide range of activities. Common forms of market allocation agreements include agreements between competitors involving facility locations,...more

Regulation Round Up - February 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

1 February - The European Commission ("EC") launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum in order to highlight key developments of blockchain technology, promote and reinforce European engagement with multiple...more

DOJ Announces Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division recently announced plans to hold a series of public roundtable discussions to analyze the relationship between competition and regulation, and its implications for...more

Road to Brexit: Theresa May sets out “Five Tests” with which to judge eventual deal

The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. ...more

EU Publishes Draft Guidelines for Future Relationship with Britain

The guidelines present a stark contrast to Prime Minister May’s vision of a “deep and special” partnership with the EU after Brexit. The President of the European Council has issued negotiating guidelines for the future...more

Natural Gas Importer Sues U.S. Customs for Rejecting NAFTA Claims

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An importer of natural gas from Canada filed suit on February 23, 2018, alleging that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unlawfully denied preferential treatment for its imports under the North American Free Trade...more

AIG Won’t Have To Defend Carfax In $50 Million Antitrust Suit

by Carlton Fields on

On March 1, a New York appeals court ruled that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) need not defend Carfax, Inc. against a $50 million suit alleging the company monopolized the vehicle history report market. ...more

Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux - A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)

Last year, as noted in this blog, the Antitrust Division issued one of its fairly rare but critically important “Frequently Asked Questions” publications concerning its Amnesty Program. In January 2017, DOJ said explicitly...more

Sharing Competitively Sensitive Information Can Pose Antitrust Risks

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The sharing of confidential and proprietary information among competitors and potential competitors (even during due diligence) can raise serious antitrust concerns. In particular, parties must avoid exchanging information...more

The World in U.S. Courts - Winter 2018

French Bank Whose Transactions Benefitted Sudan Generally, But Were Not Otherwise Related To The Commission Of Terrorist Acts Supported By Sudan, Could Not Have Violated ATA And ATS....more

Episode 28 -- Due Diligence and Third-Party Risk Management (Part I of III)

by Michael Volkov on

Companies continue to face significant risks from their third parties.  In response, companies are implementing sophisticated due diligence and third party risk management systems.  FCPA enforcement risks are only one of...more

Australian and New Zealand Competition and Consumer Law Update

by Jones Day on

Message from the Editors - The holiday and new year period was not a quiet one in Australian competition law. Many of the recommendations from an extensive assessment of the Australian competition law were implemented. In...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A White House announcement about plans for steel and aluminum tariffs left the already-unsettled markets even shakier yesterday....more

President Trump’s FTC Commissioner Nominees Signal Willingness for Greater Data Security Enforcement Authority

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On February 28, 2018, President Trump’s four nominees to head the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) advanced to the Senate for confirmation and now appear poised to assume leadership of an agency grappling with its data...more


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In This Issue: - Thelonious Monk Estate Hornin’ In on Right of Publicity Trial - FTC Continues Inexorable Diet-Supplement Crusade - Ken’s Foods Sued for Slippery Olive Oil Claims”...more

FTC Halts Mortgage Loan Modification Scam

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put a stop to a mortgage loan modification operation, filing suit in Nevada federal court alleging violations of the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule and the FTC Act....more

ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities: what you need to know

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The ACCC has released its 2018 enforcement priorities. Industries targeted should review their compliance strategies and think about how they would respond to a regulatory enquiry....more

Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan

by Sullivan & Worcester on

(Boston, MA, February 26, 2018) Sullivan & Worcester LLP clients and Berkshire Museum members James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg filed today a brief with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts asking the...more

Competition Bureau Resolves Two Drip Pricing Cases

The Canadian Competition Bureau (Bureau) has recently reached settlements with Leon’s Furniture Limited (Leon’s) and The Brick Ltd. (The Brick) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company (Enterprise), addressing marketing...more

Enforcement Against Foreign Companies Arising from Amendments to Indonesian Competition Law Hinted at by Indonesian Business...

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The Chair of the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission (the KPPU), Syarkawi Rauf, has hinted at “taking action against foreign companies” that violate Indonesian Competition Law (Source: PaRR, 26 January...more

EU Retail News - February 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Do You Need to Appoint a Data Protection Officer in Your Organisation? Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any company that monitors individuals on a "large scale" or has "large scale" collections of...more

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