Jurisdiction: US

Double jeopardy

November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our PRC colleagues  Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Sarah Eder and Gao Sibo have written an interesting article on the approach that Chinese antitrust regulators may take to double jeopardy for international cartel conduct. Susan and her team...

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Reebok runs into more regulator trouble

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in January we posted about the ACCC commencing proceedings against Reebok Australia Pty Ltd (“Reebok”).  In October the Federal Court made consent orders requiring Reebok to pay a pecuniary penalty of $350,000 and comply...

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The US$324.5 million class action settlement between Silicon Valley employees and technology firms including Google, Intel and Adobe has been denied preliminary approval by Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court in the...

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EU Alert: Paying for delays

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues in the EU recently reported on the European Commission imposing fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU...

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Cartel offender takes action against EU

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we reported on the first successful extradition of a foreign national for criminal anti-competitive conduct. In April 2014, Italian citizen Romano Pisciotti was extradited to the United States from Germany for bid-rigging conduct...

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The class action lawsuit against some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies alleging a conspiracy to not “cold call” employees has been settled for a reported US$324 million. The lawsuit followed a DOJ investigation and enforcement...

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Hand him over

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

The US Department of Justice recently announced that it had successfully extradited the first foreign national on antitrust (competition law) charges, indicating that the US government will continue its forceful approach to pursuing foreign executives...

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Days are well and truly numbered for unauthorised in-app purchases, following a spate of private and regulatory enforcement action in the United States, and the issue being firmly on the agenda of regulators in the...

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Where the rubber meets the road

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S.-based Goodyear is seeking to end its global alliance with Japan-based Sumitomo on the grounds that Sumitomo “has engaged in anticompetitive conduct that we concluded warrants the dissolution of the global alliance”.  Under the global...

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Regulators go hardcore on cartels

January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has warned that 2014 is teaming up to be a year of tough penalties against large corporations.  This follows the ACCC’s success against TPG Internet in December and Hewlett-Packard earlier in the year,...

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