Litigation

On 8 May 2012, the Canadian Competition Bureau’s trial against Visa and MasterCard started. The CCB alleges that both companies imposed anti-competitive rules on merchants who accept their credit cards. Competition Commissioner Melainie Aitken argued that Visa...

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On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its guidance on private anti-monopoly litigation.  The new framework, including the following key changes, will come into effect 1 June 2012: Standing: Plaintiffs can bring...

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On 3 February 2012, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision with respect to ACCC’s claim for legal professional privilege on documents sought under a notice to produce. The respondents challenged the claim...

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has settled with South African Airways (SAA) and Singapore Airlines over price fixing on flight routes between Hong Kong and Johannesburg.  Singapore Airlines has agreed to settle for ZAR 25.1 million (approximately...

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On 2 February 2012, the European Union General Court rejected appeals brought by The Dow Chemical Company, EI du Pont de Nemours and Company, and Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (and a number of their...

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