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Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Apr 28

    New Merger Filing Thresholds In Germany and Austria

    New Merger Filing Thresholds In Germany and Austria
    Merger notification obligations are changing in Germany and Austria, as new alternative jurisdictional thresholds based on the “transaction value” are being introduced into the respective national regimes, previously solely based…
  • Apr 14

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures: Structural Consideration

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures: Structural Consideration
    In the first post in this series, we introduced the concept of joint ventures (“JVs”), outlined why antitrust law applies to their formation and operation, identified the major antitrust issues raised by JVs, and discussed why you…
  • Apr 11

    China’s NDRC Seeks Comments on Draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Association

    China’s NDRC Seeks Comments on Draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Association
    On March 24, 2017, the PRC National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) issued draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Associations (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines encourage industry associations…
Rank this Week: 3558

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 49

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 2570

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the second article.  As I wrote there: In this installment, we will unpack some of the major…
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the first article.  As I wrote there: Joint ventures (“JVs”) can require…
  • Nov 3

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim
    Embed from Getty Images In SOLIDFX, LLC v. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Case Nos. 15-1079 and 15-1097 (opinion available here), the Tenth Circuit aligned itself with the First and Federal Circuits to hold that the invocation of intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3184

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 27

    Mining resurgence in M&A: proceed with caution

    Mining resurgence in M&A: proceed with caution
    Earlier this year, KPMG released its Mining M&A Newsletter for the second half of 2016. According to the report, deal volume as well as deal value increased in the second half of 2016 due to a large North American merger. In fact, deal…
  • Apr 13

    Earn-out trends: continued

    Earn-out trends: continued
    Back in April 2015, we discussed key questions to keep in mind when negotiating earn-outs, and looked at recent trends coming out of the American Bar Association’s 2014 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study (the 2014 ABA…
  • Apr 12

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration
    In a previous post, we discussed the impact that deal team size can have on post transaction synergies. A recent report from PwC makes clear that pitfalls in the M&A process hardly disappear once the parties have determined the make-up of…
Rank this Week: 2274

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    $1.25 Million Settlement in Car Rental Drip Pricing Case

    $1.25 Million Settlement in Car Rental Drip Pricing Case
    April 25, 2017 Yesterday the Competition Bureau announced that it had negotiated a $1.25 million settlement with two major Canadian car rental companies (Hertz Canada Limited and Dollar Thrifty) in relation to alleged “drip…
  • Apr 20

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud
    April 20, 2017 Earlier today, the Canadian Government announced increased enforcement measures to detect and combat fraud in relation to federal government contracts (i.e., federal procurement). In particular, the Federal Government announced…
  • Apr 13

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie
    April 13, 2017 The Competition Bureau (Bureau) recently launched the first in a series of eight blog posts on the Canada Business Network on competition law compliance programs (see: Our Best Recipe for Competition Law Compliance Programs!).…
Rank this Week: 3893

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Apr 24

    California Federal Court Rejects Class Certification in Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation

    California Federal Court Rejects Class Certification in Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation
    If you are the antitrust lawyer for a defendant in a class action, defeating class certification is a major victory—usually a complete victory, pending appeal. You can read a more complete description of the requirements for class…
  • Apr 3

    How do I Know Whether My Company is Abusing its Dominant Position in the European Union?

    How do I Know Whether My Company is Abusing its Dominant Position in the European Union?
    Author: Luis Blanquez Luis Blanquez is an antitrust attorney at Bona Law with fifteen years of competition experience in different jurisdictions within the European Union such as Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. He lives in San Diego and is…
  • Mar 28

    How to Write a Significant Antitrust or Appellate Brief

    How to Write a Significant Antitrust or Appellate Brief
    I have written many briefs over the years, since graduating from Harvard Law School in 2001. I have also read many briefs, both practicing law and clerking for Judge James B. Loken on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2760

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2025

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 396

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 2134

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 4973

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse

    European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse
    On 29 March 2017, the same day that United Kingdom has officially launched the Brexit process, the European Commission (Commission) blocked the proposed 29 billion Euro merger between Deutsche Börse AG (DBAG) and London Stock Exchange…
  • Mar 16

    Antitrust Not Always Available in Competitor Disputes in the Healthcare Sector

    Antitrust Not Always Available in Competitor Disputes in the Healthcare Sector
    The antitrust injury and antitrust standing defenses/doctrines are alive and well in healthcare.  A recent case, SCPH Legacy Corp. et al. v. Palmetto Health et al., shows that a competitor is not always the most legally appropriate…
  • Feb 2

    EC Launches Targeted Competition Enforcement in E-Commerce Sector

    EC Launches Targeted Competition Enforcement in E-Commerce Sector
    If we needed any reminder that the competitiveness of e-commerce was high on the European Commission’s enforcement agenda, we now have unequivocal proof of this. The Commission today launched three separate investigations under the…
Rank this Week: 2392

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Germany updates competition rules to deal with digital market

    Germany updates competition rules to deal with digital market
    The “Digital Strategy 2025”, adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace in an increasingly digitalized environment.…
  • Mar 2

    Independent Health Care Providers Beware – FTC Actions Against Group Contracting Efforts Continue

    Independent Health Care Providers Beware – FTC Actions Against Group Contracting Efforts Continue
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently charged a Puerto Rico ophthalmologist cooperative with organizing a group boycott of a health plan in violation of section 5 of the FTC Act.  This action demonstrates the need for…
  • Feb 10

    Private Equity Firm Held Responsible for Portfolio Company’s Antitrust Violation

    Private Equity Firm Held Responsible for Portfolio Company’s Antitrust Violation
    In January of 2017 a private equity firm, Bencis, was found liable for a portfolio company’s involvement as one of 14 cartelists producing flour in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)…
Rank this Week: 3842

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 1840

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

Covers antitrust and consumer protection. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Feb 24

    NAD shoots down Bowflex’s claims of dramatic weight loss as unsupported; disclaimer not enough

    NAD shoots down Bowflex’s claims of dramatic weight loss as unsupported; disclaimer not enough
    Nautilus’s Bowflex TreadClimber just became the latest example of enforcement action against a health and fitness product by the National Advertising Division (NAD), a voluntary advertising self-regulatory body administered by the…
  • Feb 6

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As…
  • Jan 4

    2016 Antitrust Developments: Foreshadowing 2017?

    2016 Antitrust Developments: Foreshadowing 2017?
    It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on what happened during the prior year and prepare for another one. Let’s take a moment to look at some trending antitrust topics from 2016, and take a stab at what we believe will be…
Rank this Week: 1979

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Aug 29

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Mylan May Have Violated Antitrust Law in Its EpiPen Sales to Schools.  Schools across the country keep EpiPens in their…
  • Aug 22

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. senator expresses concern about ag tech mergers.  Two major mergers in agricultural technology and seeds could hurt…
  • Aug 15

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. South Korea says investigating whether Google broke antitrust laws.  South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Friday…
Rank this Week: 4699

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1217

Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
Rank this Week: 4974

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1329

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1513