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12 September 2019
For the first time since the passage of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced that it will use binding arbitration to resolve a dispositive issue regarding market definition. If successfully...
U.S. Supreme Court: Antitrust 'Direct Purchaser' Rule Survives, But So Do Monopolization Claims Against Apple
17 May 2019
On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that private claims under the federal antitrust laws cannot be brought by "indirect purchasers" who did not purchase goods or services directly from the alleged anticompetitive actor(s), an important...
No-Poach, Per Se – DOJ Antitrust Division Weighs in to Reiterate Antitrust Review Standard to Be Applied to Employment Agreements
30 April 2019
The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice recently submitted Statements of Interest in several no-poach class actions, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants' agreements not to hire each other's employees violated Section1...
24 April 2019
Competition law in every regime in Latin America, has undergone, or is undergoing some significant change. This presentation is a quick reference guide which reviews the current regimes and recent changes in the principal jurisdictions in Latin America where merger...
10 April 2019
The European Commission has published a Report that it commissioned to study EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets. While the Report does not contain the recommendations or conclusions of the Commission itself, it should inform the...
7 March 2019
On February 26, 2019, the US Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition—the arm through which the FTC enforces US federal antitrust laws—announced the creation of a new Technology Task Force charged with “enhanc[ing] the Bureau’s...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the HSR Act's Thresholds and Thresholds Pertaining to the Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
18 February 2019
On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced the annual revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. Barring an exemption, parties to a transaction exceeding specified dollar...
9 July 2018
On May 23, 2018, the Law No. 27,442 of Defense of Competition entered into force. This new law significantly amends Argentina's prior competition act and brings Argentina in line with the international standards in this practice and with the competition regimes...
New York Court Holds that Market Makers Trading With Each Other in Decentralized Financial Markets can be Prosecuted Criminally for Antitrust Violations
14 May 2018
On May 4, 2018, a federal district court in New York permitted criminal charges to go forward against three former currency traders accused of colluding to rig prices of currency pairs in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. In United States v....
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the Thresholds of the HSR Act and Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
26 January 2018
Pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, parties to an acquisition or merger meeting certain annually adjusted thresholds must make a pre-closing notification to the U.S. antitrust authorities and abide by a mandatory waiting...