Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group Q1

Please find below a listing of client representative newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during January – April, 2018. Please advise that this compilation is not exhaustive and we would encourage you to visit the relevant member firm sites for more legal updates.

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Sanctions to a Cartel in the Pharmaceutical Services Market: The Argentine Antitrust Authority imposed a fine on a series of entities that group all the pharmacies of the province of Tucuman for the performance of a concerted practice (March 2, 2018)

Clayton Utz (Australia)

ACCC announces compliance and enforcement priorities for 2018 (March 1, 2018)
Online distributors selling into Australia can be caught by the Australian Consumer Law, Court confirms (February 1, 2018)

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)

Competition law: Start of the Austrian Federal Competition Authority’s Whistleblowing system (February 8, 2018)

Demarest Advogados (Brazil)

Resumption of who sold the brand (March 5, 2018)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA, California)

Antitrust Effects of The Government Shutdown (January 18, 2018)
New HSR Filing Thresholds for 2018 (January 29, 2018)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Canada, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec)

Canada’s Competition Bureau and Investment Review Division Increasing Cooperation, Information Sharing (April 9, 2018)
Competition Bureau Investigations: A Toolkit for Managing Risk (March 19, 2018)

Kromann Reumert (Denmark)

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority Focuses its Attention on Hotel Booking Platforms (April 3, 2018)

Steptoe & Johnson LLP (USA, District of Columbia)

No-Poaching Agreements and Criminal Antitrust Enforcement: DOJ Scrutiny Ratchets Up (April 17, 2018)
“To Infinity and Beyond”: UK Court of Appeal Proposes to Extend the Territorial Boundaries of EU Competition Law (April 13, 2018)

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)

Statistics on concentrations approved by the Superintendency of Market Power Control (March 1, 2018)
Merger Control Statistics by the Superintendency of Market Power Control, 2011-2017 (February 7, 2018)

Akerman LLP (USA, Florida)

Reversal of Fortune: Rhode Island Court Withdraws “Tentative” Decision to Grant Summary Judgment to Health Insurer in Health System Antitrust Case and Sets Matter for Trial (April 26, 2018)
Partial Summary Judgment Granted to Plaintiffs in the In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation MDL Proceeding (April 9, 2018)

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (France)

Profit-sharing provisions in LNG SPAs with delivery to the European Union (April 4,2018)
International trade: Does Europe protect? (March 21, 2018)

Alston & Bird LLP (USA, Georgia)

Antitrust Enforcement By State Attorneys General (April 19, 2018)
The Wesleyan Argus | DOJ Investigates University, Peer Institutions for Potential Antitrust Violations (April 12, 2018)

Noerr LLP (Germany)

Competition Outlook 2018 (March 8, 2018)
Big Data in 2018: In the grip of the antitrust and data protection authorities? (March 7, 2018)

Zepos & Yannopoulos  (Greece)

Greece implements Directive 2014/104/EU on civil damage actions for competition law infringements (March 8, 2018)

Deacons (Hong Kong)

Competition law concerns in the employment marketplace (April 18, 2018)
Hong Kong Competition Commission’s Chief Promises More Enforcement Actions: Are You Ready? (April 12, 2018)

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (USA, Indiana, USA, Minnesota)

Think Twice Before Exchanging Due Diligence Information With a Competitor (March 28, 2018)
M&A Review in the Age of Trump: Divestment and Enhanced Consent Decree Enforcement (February 22, 2018)

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (Indonesia)

Indonesian Competition Authority Again Fines Companies for Late Merger Notification, Likely More to Follow (February 4, 2018)
Competition Authority Goes into Forced Hibernation but New Dawn at Hand (February 28, 2018)

Arthur Cox (Ireland)

Practical Law Global Guide: Competition and Cartel Leniency in Ireland (February 26, 2018)
Highlights of the CCPC Annual Report for 2016 (January 25, 2018)
CJEU Clarifies the Limits of The Market Economy Operator Principle (March 18, 2018)
Compulsory health insurance and economic activities (February 18, 2018)

Simpson Grierson (New Zealand)

Commerce Amendment Bill - New market studies power (March 28, 2018)
Competition law - what's coming up? (February 16, 2018)

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (Norway)

Complaint to ESA On the Norwegian Refund Scheme (February 20, 2018)

Crowe & Dunlevy (USA, Oklahoma)

Is The Antitrust Rule of Reason Reasonable? (March 7, 2018)

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Portugal)

Competition enforcement in Portugal – 2017 in review (January 11, 2018)

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (Romania)

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies by way of preliminary ruling the assessment of “competitive disadvantage” for finding abusive discrimination (April 18, 2018)
By object restrictions of competition in the pharmaceutical industry in the context of off-label use of medicines (CJEU preliminary ruling in F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Others v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) (January 18, 2018)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore)

Competition Bites –South-East Asia & Beyond (April 27, 2018) 
Trade Developments in Southeast Asia - 2017 and Beyond (March 18, 2018)

Bowmans (South Africa)

Legal 500: Comparative Guide to Merger Control Laws and Regulations in South Africa (April 24, 2018)
South African Competition Commission’s Proposed Guidelines on Penalties for Failure to Notify a Merger – Some Predictability, Some Uncertainty (April 14, 2018)

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (USA, Tennessee)

Antitrust Attorneys Contribute Chapter to ABA's Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook (March 23, 2018)
DOJ: No-poach Agreements Violate Antitrust Laws, Criminal Penalties Against Companies Are On the Way (February 7, 2018)

Baker Botts LLP (USA, Texas)

The First Cut is the Deepest: Use of Economics Before the Antitrust Agencies and the Courts (April 20, 2018)
Buyers Beware: Real estate investor sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison, and fined $1.4 million for Sherman Act violations (March 28, 2018)

Hamel-Smith (Trinidad and Tobago)

Trading and Competition: legislative controls and restrictions on unfair competition (January 24, 2018)

McGuireWoods LLP (USA, Virginia)

FTC Announces Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Thresholds (January 30, 2018)
March Antitrust Bulletin (March 15, 2018)

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (USA, Wisconsin)

DOJ Guidance Regarding No-Poaching Agreements (March 14, 2018)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements (January 22, 2018)

Houthoff (Netherlands)

CJEU Clarifies the Limits of The Market Economy Operator Principle (March 18, 2018)
Compulsory Health Insurance and Economic Activities (February 18, 2018)

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