Of Counsel Simon Dodds (London-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory) discusses how to build the best relationships between in-house counsel and law firms with Craft Counsel.
Partner Elvira Aliende Rodriguez (Brussels-Antitrust) authored the article “Hybrid Settlement Cases Post-ICAP: Potential Changes to the Scope of Future EC Procedures,” with the assistance of associates Ruba Noorali (London-Antitrust) and Agostino Bignardi (Brussels-Antitrust). The article was published by Competition Law Insight in January 2019
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised, and once again raised, the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”).
Associate Mark Weiss (Antitrust-Washington, DC), writing for the American Bar Association’s Cartel & Joint Conduct Review Winter 2019 edition, analyzes the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision to affirm a lower court’s dismissal of a putative class action by indirect purchaser plaintiffs alleging that seven U.S. steel producers conspired to fix prices on the sale of steel products in the United States.
On Thursday, 7th February, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Producing and Exporting Cartels Act 2019 (NOPEC), potentially setting up a vote by the full House. NOPEC was followed by similar bill, introduced in the Senate by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (who is a strong supporter of the U.S. ethanol and biofuel industries). This bill has picked up support from senators in both parties.
Partner Geert Goeteyn (Brussels-Antitrust) has co-authored the article “The Italian Unilever Judgment on Exclusive Dealing: Helpful Clarification or Misguided Limitation of the Court of Justice’s Intel Ruling?”
The long-awaited judgment of the General Court (GC) in the pay-TV saga (case AT.40023 Cross-border access to pay-TV) has finally been delivered, two years after the annulment action was brought.
A senior executive of a public company has agreed to pay $609,810 in civil penalties for acquiring additional voting securities in the company without first making a Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filing and observing the statutory waiting period.
Associate Timothy Slattery (Antitrust-Washington, DC) has contributed to the Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook (2nd Ed.) published by the American Bar Association.
Senior associate Timothy Slattery (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust) has authored the article “Sample Shaming: FDA’s Open Letter on Access to Samples Under REMS Programs Publically Calls Out Branded Drug Manufacturers to Aid Generic Entry” in Antitrust Advisors, a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Practice Group. The article was published in September 2018.
Partners Matthew Readings (London-Antitrust), Elvira Aliende Rodriguez and Geert Goeteyn (both Brussels-Antitrust); counsel Paolisa Nebbia (Rome/ Milan-Antitrust) and Mathias Stöcker (Frankfurt-Antitrust); and associate Ruba Noorali authored various chapters of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2019.
Partners Jessica Delbaum (New York-Antitrust) and David Higbee (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust) co-authored the chapter “United States” for IP & Antitrust Know-How 2018” published by Global Competition Review.
Partners David Higbee, Djordje Petkoski (both Washington, D.C.-Antitrust), Jessica Delbaum (New York-Antitrust), John Cove (San Francisco-Antitrust), Ryan Shores (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust/Litigation) and Todd Stenerson (Washington, D.C.-Litigation); and associate Mark Weiss (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust) authored the chapter “United States: Cartels” for The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019 published by Global Competition Review in October 2018.
Partners David Higbee (Antitrust-Washington, D.C.), Geert Goeteyn (Antitrust-Brussels), Djordje Petkoski (Antitrust-Washington, D.C.), senior associate Özlem Fidanboylu (Antitrust-London) and associates Aleksandra Petkovic (Antitrust-New York) and Caroline Préel (Antitrust-Brussels) authored the chapter “Giving Effect to Remedy” in the 2018 edition of The Guide to Merger Remedies published by Global Competition Law Review in August 2018.
Counsel Paolisa Nebbia (Rome-Antitrust) has authored for the second consecutive year the chapters on “Merger Control in Italy” and “Cartels in Italy” that were published by Lexology in September 2018.
Advocate General Wathelet has issued his opinion in the Eesti Pagar preliminary ruling,  which if followed could have significant implications for Member States, national authorities and beneficiaries of State aid. Wathelet’s opinion is of particular interest as judgments on the existence and test for incentive effect are rare and the incentive effect is an essential element required for an aid measure to benefit from the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). It remains to be seen if the CJEU will follow the opinion in its judgment, expected later this year or in 2019.
Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“Division”), announced a series of reforms that aim to expedite the Division’s merger review process.
Partners Todd Stenerson (Washington, D.C.-Litigation) and Ryan Shores (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust), with the assistance of associate Rachel Mossman (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust), authored the USA chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Competition Litigation 2019, published by Global Legal Group.
Partners Geert Goeteyn (Brussels-Antitrust) and John Cove (San Francisco-Antitrust & Litigation) have conducted a comparative analysis of parental liability in cartel infringements in the EU and the U.S. for Getting The Deal Through’s – Cartels published in August 2018.
Partners Geert Goeteyn and Elvira Aliende Rodriguez (both Brussels-Antitrust), and associate Ruba Noorali (London-Antitrust) have authored the “European Union: Cartels and Leniency” chapter of Global Competition Review’s The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019 published in July 2018.