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China's Supreme People's Court Rules RPM Is Illegal Per Se
In a ruling issued on December 18, 2018 but not published until June 24, 2019, China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) ruled in favor of the Hainan Provincial Price Bureau...
17 Jul 2019
8-in-8 Recent Trends in European Law and Policy Alert Series: Competition and Big Data—Recent Developments in Europe
This is the seventh issue of WilmerHale's 8-in-8 Recent Trends in European Law and Policy Alert Series. Our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting companies doing business in Europe and across the Atlantic. Attorneys from across various practice groups at the firm will offer their take on issues ranging from Brexit to Big Data to EU energy market regulation.
European Union
16 Jul 2018
German And Austrian Competition Authorities Publish Draft Guidelines On New Transaction Value Merger Control Thresholds
In the wake of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal, Germany and Austria amended their respective competition laws in 2017 and supplemented the traditional turnover threshold test for pre-merger control notification with a size-of-transaction threshold test.
19 Jun 2018
Senior EU Court Adviser Provides Welcome Guidance On Gun-Jumping
EU and US laws prohibit merging companies from implementing reportable transactions until their deal is cleared or the statutory waiting period has expired.
United States
19 Feb 2018
Competition Impact Review to Be Required for All New Chinese Regulations
China's three Anti-Monopoly Law enforcement agencies—the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce—together with the Ministry of Finance and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office, on October 26 jointly published the Rules on Implementation of the Fair Competition Review System (for temporary effect) (Fa Gai Jia Jian [2017] No. 1849) (the "Rules").
2 Nov 2017
Cautious about Collaboration: Antitrust Scrutiny in Oil and Gas Exploration
Oil and gas exploration in the continental United States boomed in the 2000's and into 2010's through the revolutionary use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale and other rock formations.
United States
6 Apr 2017
2016 CFTC Year-In-Review And A Look Forward
In 2016, the CFTC continued to pursue high-profile enforcement cases and to test its new enforcement authority under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
United States
26 Jan 2017
FTC/DOJ Guidance to Human Resource Professionals—Enforcement Scrutiny of Employment-Related Conduct
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals.
United States
8 Nov 2016
Energy Sector Alert Series: Antitrust And Acquisition Of Partial Ownership Interests—What Energy Companies Should Know
Antitrust enforcers are increasingly scrutinizing transactions that result in partial ownership in competitors. This interest in partial acquisitions is particularly relevant in the energy sector, where the costs for developing large energy projects are high, and partial ownership can be used to spread risk and limit exposure.
28 Oct 2016
Department Of Justice Obtains Guilty Plea For Obstruction In Merger Investigation
It also illustrates that the government is serious when it asks for information about backup data, or for the backup data itself.
United States
20 Oct 2016
Doryx: Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Product Hopping Claim
On September 28, 2016, in Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Warner Chilcott Public Limited Co., the Third Circuit affirmed the lower court's grant of summary judgment against antitrust claims by generic manufacturer Mylan.
United States
30 Sep 2016
QuickLaunch University: Consequences Of FTC Violations (Video Content)
An enforcement action by the FTC may put a company in a difficult competitive position and a violation of an order may result in massive civil penalties.
United States
2 Aug 2016
Antitrust and Intellectual Property Guidelines: The "Common Core" And Beyond
The interface between antitrust and intellectual property (IP) law has long raised complex legal and policy questions.
United States
16 May 2016
Promoting Antitrust Compliance ― The Antitrust Division's Subtle Shift Regarding Corporate Compliance: A Step Toward Incentivizing More Robust
A surprising feature of many corporate compliance programs is their limited emphasis on antitrust. Compliance efforts are a key feature of modern corporate governance initiatives, and it stands to reason that such initiatives should include safeguards against the severe reputational and financial penalties that may arise from antitrust violations.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Partner Lee Greenfield Co-Editorial Chair Of Newly Released ABA Mergers & Acquisitions Treatise
Partner Lee Greenfield was the co-editorial chair of the recently-published treatise, "Mergers and Acquisitions: Understanding the Antitrust Issues," released in October 2015 by the American Bar Association.
United States
24 Oct 2015
Q&A: WilmerHale’s Hartmut Schneider
The antitrust/IP interface continues to raise complex questions and will remain in the spotlight for some time. We may, finally, see an emerging international consensus on the availability of injunctive relief for infringement of declared standard-essential patents.
United States
14 Apr 2015
Foreign Component Cartels And The U.S. Antitrust Laws: A First Principle Approach
In the past decade, many of the largest U.S. Department of Justice cartel investigations and follow-on civil lawsuits have targeted foreign suppliers of components
United States
31 Mar 2015
Patents, Standard Setting, And Antitrust – New Insight From The Department Of Justice
On February 2, 2015, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) took another step towards clarifying the antitrust rules applicable to standard essential patents (SEPs).
United States
9 Feb 2015
Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One: Can Antitrust Law and Economics Get Us Past the Trolls?
Patent trolls are currently under intense scrutiny by lawmakers, regulators, academics, and industry players.
United States
5 Feb 2015
US-China Trade And Investment: 2014 JCCT Yields Significant Market Access Commitments By China
The 25th US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT)—an annual, high-level economic summit—took place December 16-17, 2014 in Chicago, with US and joint China-US "Fact Sheets" released afterwards listing China's commitments.
United States
7 Jan 2015
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