Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group Q4 2018

Please find below a listing of representative client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during October-December, 2018. Please be advised 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)

• CNDC: New Guidelines for the Prevention of Anticompetitive Conducts by Business Associations, Chambers and Professional Associations (December 20, 2018)

Clayton Utz (Australia)

• Australian cartel immunity update – ACCC quietly expands its immunity policy to apply to a concerted practice (December 20, 2018)
• ACCC seeks views on issues raised in Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report (December 13, 2018)
• The ACCC and ASIC get new powers to investigate "unfair contract terms" (November 26, 2018)

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

• Changing U.S. National Security Rules: What This Means for Mergers and Acquisitions (November 13, 2018)
• Important Recent Competition Law Developments in Canada (October 11, 2018)

Kromann Reumert (Denmark)

• Price Increase Of 2000% Amounted to Abuse of Dominance (December 14, 2018)
• E-Commerce: Is Your Business Prepared for The New Rules on "Geo-Blocking"? (November 29, 2018)
• Conditional Clearance for Merger of Insurance Companies (November 9, 2018)

Roschier, Attorneys Ltd (Finland)

• After a long silent period, the FCCA has issued a fining proposal against ThermiSol Oy and UK-Muovi Oy alleging a cartel in EPS insulation (December 20, 2018)
• The Swedish Supreme Court has its say regarding dawn raids and the right to appeal the Swedish Competition Authority's conduct during a raid (December 4, 2018)
• Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2019 (Finland) (October 1, 2018)

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

• Brexit Briefing: What happens now? (December 11, 2018)
• An overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in France (October 18, 2018)

Noerr LLP (Germany)

• Pay-for-delay: General Court (partially) annuls Commission´s fines in Servier-Case (December 18, 2018)
• Whitepaper: EU Digital Single Market Strategy (October 31, 2018)
• Challenges of digitalisation and the prohibition of abusing a dominant market position (October 29, 2018)

Zepos & Yannopoulos (Greece)

• Zepos & Yannopoulos contributed to “The Legal 500: 3rd Edition Merger Control Country Comparative Guide” (December 21, 2018)

Arthur Cox (Ireland and Northern Ireland)

• EU General Court clarifies parental liability of financial investors for competition breaches (December 12, 2018)
• Highlights of the CCPC Annual Report for 2017 (October 31, 2018)
• Irish merger control thresholds to increase from 1 January 2019 (October 15, 2018)

Skrine (Malaysia)

• MyCC investigates price hike of chicken eggs in Malaysia (December 13, 2018)
• High Court Reinstates MyCC’s Decision to Impose Financial Penalties on MAS and AirAsia (December 20, 2018)

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

• Cartels & Leniency 2019 - Portugal (October 25, 2018)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore)

• Competition Bites - South-East Asia & Beyond (October 2018)

Bowmans (South Africa)

• Getting the Deal Through: Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2018 (December 20, 2018)
• ICLG Guide to Merger Control COMESA 2019 (December 17, 2018)
• Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control (October 9, 2018)

Uría Menéndez (Spain)

• Spain. The Foreign Investment Regulation Reviews (October 2018)

D. L. & F. De Saram (Sri Lanka)

• Sri Lankan Competition Law and Merger Control (December 5, 2018)

Asters (Ukraine)

• Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Is Finally Set To Exclude Sellers From Merger Control Thresholds (December 13, 2018)
• The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Orders Municipal Transport Company To Repay Nearly EUR 13 Million Of Illegal State Aid (December 10, 2018)
• Ukraine: Rules for Vertical Agreements Adopted (December 5, 2018)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA, California)

• Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown on Antitrust Enforcement (December 22, 2018)
• FTC Announces that Owner of New York Knicks, Rangers Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty for HSR Act Violation (December 20, 2018)
• Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments in Criminal Antitrust for Busy Corporate Counsel – Fall 2018 (November 19, 2018)

Akerman LLP (USA, Florida)

• CVS Completes Acquisition of Aetna (November 27, 2018)
• DOJ Settles “Anti-Steering” Antitrust Case Against Atrium Health (November 19, 2018)
• Drug Pricing Legislation Sent to the President for Enactment into Law (October 9, 2018)

Jenner & Block LLP (USA, Illinois)

• Antitrust Risk In Agreements Restricting Online Advertising (December 4, 2018)

Baird Holm LLP (USA, Nebraska)

• Proposed Federal Consumer Data Protection Act Would Increase FTC Authority to Regulate Consumers' Personal Information (November 28, 2018)

Pepper Hamilton LLP (USA, Pennsylvania)

• NY Appellate Court Weakens 'Manifest Disregard' Exception to Arbitration Enforcement (October 19, 2018)

Baker Botts L.L.P. (USA, Texas)

• USA: Does the solution to data privacy reside in the FTC? (November 16, 2018)
• Terms Agreed for UK’s Withdrawal from the EU but Risk of Disorderly Brexit Remains (November 27, 2018)
• Recent M&A Dispute Highlights Importance of Negotiating and Complying with Antitrust Risk-Shifting Provisions in Merger Agreements (October 29, 2018)

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