Antitrust Laws

The emerging Trump doctrine on mergers and antitrust

Wall Street regaled the election of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony …

Ajit Pai

Lawsuit in U.S. accuses nine banks of rigging Canadian rate benchmark

© Reuters. Lawsuit in U.S. accuses nine banks of rigging Canadian rate benchmark<p>By Jonathan Stempel and Matt Scuffham<p>NEW YORK/TORONTO, Jan 15 …

Bay Street

Olympic events under Antitrust review >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

(January 12, 2018) – Following the adoption of World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy in November 2017, World Sailing has now selected the initial …

Sailing

Americas Trading Group readies for new Brazil stock exchange

© Reuters. Americas Trading Group readies for new Brazil stock exchange<p>SAO PAULO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Americas Trading Group, the sole company seeking …

São Paulo

What's News: Business & Finance -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (January 12, 2018).<p>Wal-Mart will raise its starting pay to $11 an hour and distribute one-time bonuses to workers in the wake of the tax …

Fiat Chrysler

Qualcomm Secures EU Antitrust Approval for NXP Semiconductors Acquisition

BRUSSELS – Qualcomm Inc. is set to clinch European Union antitrust approval for its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, as the semiconductor company fends off unsolicited bids by Broadcom Ltd.<p>The EU opened an in-depth probe into …

Stocks

Will Antitrust Review of CVS/Aetna Shed Additional Light on Vertical Theories?

According to press reports, CVS/Caremark’s proposed $66 billion acquisition of Aetna is at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) for …

Law

Qualcomm set to win EU approval for $47bn deal for NXP

Brussels is set to approve Qualcomm’s $47bn takeover of NXP next week, greenlighting the chip industry’s largest deal and strengthening the US …

Margrethe Vestager

Denver’s KDVR considered a likely spinoff to Fox for Sinclair to complete Tribune deal

Two major national media deals under consideration would each have a significant impact on the Denver TV market.<p>As previously reported, Sinclair …

Denver

Department of Justice is investigating antitrust issues with regard to NACAC's ethics code

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into whether the ethics code of the National Association for College Admission …

Trends

Turner CEO John Martin 'Hopeful' AT&T Merger Will Go Through

“In the history of the U.S., no vertical merger that looks like this has ever been blocked,” executive says at CES<p>Turner CEO John Martin said he’s …

Entertainment

.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends | Domain Incite - Domain Name Industry News, Analysis & Opinion

Kevin Murphy, January 10, 2018, 11:30:55 (UTC), Domain Registries<p><b>Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the</b> …

Competition Law

Three out of 10 schools cited in school uniform price probe

The Competition Commission says its investigation into anti-competitive behaviour in the school uniform industry seeks to ensure that parents pay …

Education

Israeli antitrust chief says Facebook, Google in her crosshairs

Michal Halperin tells lawmakers that internet industry presents special challenges for regulators

Competition Law

Competition Law Enforcement Trends in the U.S., Europe and China: Looking Ahead to 2018

2017 was another year of active enforcement globally—including in the U.S., despite the start of a new Presidential Administration touting an …

Law

North American Soccer League to skip spring season

NEW YORK (AP) — The North American Soccer League will skip its spring season following the U.S. Soccer Federation's decision to revoke its provisional second-tier status.<p>The NASL said Monday it plans to shift to the international calendar of August-May seasons, pending the outcome of its appeal in …

Soccer

Fin24.com | Most schools unaware of uniform guidelines - Competition Commission

Most schools surveyed by the Competition Commission are unaware of the guidelines for school uniforms issued by the Department of Basic Education.

Business (South Africa)

Big tech dominance is prompting calls for rethinking of decades old US antitrust laws focusing on consumer protection, like EU's start with €2.4B Google fine

EU Antitrust Authorities to Focus on Data Collection; Fetch Media Sues Uber

<b>ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: EU threatens data collection of</b> …

Margrethe Vestager

The consequences of increasing concentration and decreasing competition—and how to remedy them

By William A. Galston, Clara HendricksonIt seems that every year brings news of an attempted merger between giant corporations. This year begins with …

Competition Law

Southwest Airlines Settles Suit but Denies Colluding to Keep Ticket Prices High

A federal judge has approved a $15 million settlement between Southwest Airlines and members of a class-action lawsuit who allege that the company, along with three other airlines, conspired to limit the number of seats available to customers and keep ticket prices high.<p>In a statement, Southwest …

Business

Southwest agrees to settle antitrust lawsuit over ‘capacity discipline’

Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit that charged the four largest US airlines with collusion.The case, In re …

Airlines

Antitrust laws promote competition, boost innovation in China

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>Germany's competition regulator, the Federal Cartel Office, is considering possible sanctions against US social media …

News (China)

China amends competition law to address online retail

‍China has amended its Anti-Unfair Competition Law for the first time. The newly amended law was adopted after a third reading by the top legislature …

Competition Law

Competition Commission approves construction groups’ alliances, despite concerns

The plan by three construction groups to enter into economic alliances with black-owned firms has been given the green light by the Competition …

Business (South Africa)

EU Asks: Does Control of ‘Big Data’ Kill Competition?

Regulators say the information could allow big businesses to exclude rivals from markets<p>By<p>Natalia Drozdiak<p>BRUSSELS—European Union antitrust regulators are taking a hard look at an increasingly important corporate currency: data.<p>The EU’s competition chief is focusing on how companies stockpile and …

21st Century

Repealing net neutrality is actually good for the internet

A post widely circulated on social media purports to show the prices various internet content providers will charge consumers now that the FCC’s …

Internet

What’s on Deck for Antitrust in 2018

Antitrust moved into the spotlight in 2017.<p>The year brought a change in administration and new leadership at the Justice Department antitrust …

Law

How robots will break politics

That’s because, while creeping authoritarianism would do nothing to solve the underlying economic troubles created by the digital era, it could help …

Conservative View

Dechert Names Eight to Global Partnership

Global law firm Dechert LLP announced today that eight lawyers have been elected as partners effective January 1, 2018.<p>“We are pleased to welcome …

FinTech