Litigation

On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its first judicial interpretation of private anti-monopoly litigation. The new framework, including the key changes outlined below, will come into effect 1 June 2012. Standing:...

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Spiderman caught in a web of antitrust

May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Producers of the most expensive show in Broadway history, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, have filed a lawsuit against the musical’s former (Tony Award-winning) director Julie Taymor. The plaintiffs, 8 Legged Productions, have alleged that...

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On 17 January 2012, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declared an international collective settlement binding in the Converium/SCOR securities class action – the first such case settled on a Trans-Atlantic basis. In addition to showing...

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KFTC investigates Google’s practices

May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

South Korea’s competition authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, is investigating claims that Google has been abusing its dominant position in the market by blocking alternative search engines on its Android-powered mobile telephones.  The investigation...

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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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