Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group: Q3 2019 Legal Briefing Updates

Please find below a listing of representative client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during July-October 2019. 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.

Australia (Clayton Utz)

ACCC's amended Australian cartel immunity change now excludes concerted practices – so self-report carefully (September 6, 2019)

Brazil (Demarest Advogados)

Wabco/ZF follow precedent in Brazil market segmentation, lawyers say (August 9, 2019)

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

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Procedures for Class-Action Certification (September 23, 2019)
Competition Bureau Intensifies Focus on Non-Notifiable Transactions, Digital Economy (September 20, 2019)
Digital Economy and Process Improvements Top Priorities for Canadian Competition Commissioner (July 11, 2019)

China (JunHe LLP)

A Review of the Three New Anti-Monopoly Regulations of SAMR (July 23, 2019)

Ecuador (Pérez Bustamante & Ponce)

Competition Law and Forced Market Deconcentration: Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google Dilemmas (July 8, 2019)

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

Impact of exchange rate increase on Turkish merger control thresholds (July 16, 2019)

Germany (Noerr LLP)

Russia / CIS: Administrative fines issued for the first time in a cross-border cartel in the Eurasian Economic Union (September 26, 2019)

India (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co)

Indian Competition Law Roundup (August 2019)
Deemed Approval for Certain Mergers in India: A New Green Channel (August 14, 2019)
Report of the Competition Law Review Committee (August 26, 2019)
Indian Competition Law Roundup (July 2019)

Italy (Chiomenti)

Newsletter - Italian guidelines and policy recommendations on big data (July 9, 2019)

Lithuania (Ellex Valiunas)

Study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts: country report Lithuania (August 7, 2019)

Malta (GANADO Advocates)

Malta Competition Act Revamped (June 3, 2019)

Romania (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

Private Antitrust Litigation in Romania (July 2019)

South Africa (Bowmans)

COMESA Competition Commission Targets Cartels in Selected Industries (September 27, 2019)
Kenya Competition Amendment Bill, 2019 (July 12, 2019)
Various provisions of Competition Amendment Act effective (July 12, 2019)

Thailand (Tilleke & Gibbins)

Practical Law Life Sciences Global Guide: Pharmaceutical IP and Competition Law in Cambodia (September 4, 2019)

Ukraine (Asters)

Ukrainian Competition Authority Orders Divestment in a Dominance Case (September 6, 2019)

USA, California (Morrison & Foerster LLP)

Uncharted Territory: U.S. Antitrust Enforcement in the Technology Sector (September 24, 2019)

USA, District of Columbia (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

Antitrust Division Adopts New Approach Toward Crediting Companies’ Compliance Programs (July 15, 2019)

USA, Florida (Akerman LLP)

Long Delayed CVS/Aetna Merger Finally Gains Court Approval (September 5, 2019) 

USA, Indiana and Minnesota (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP)

The Insatiable American Antitrust Appetite: What Merger Retrospectives Could Mean for Growing Companies (July 18, 2019)

USA, Pennsylvania (Pepper Hamilton LLP)

Third Circuit Provides Manufacturers With Roadmap to Avoid Class Antitrust Claims Brought by Direct Purchasers (September 19, 2019)

USA, Tennessee (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC)

New DOJ Policy Underscores Need for Effective and Robust Antitrust Compliance Programs Now More than Ever (July 18, 2019)

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

Are Key Word Searches Key to Competition?  An Analysis of FTC v. 1-800 Contacts (September 21, 2019)
European Union: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2019 (August 14, 2019)
DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Policy Changes Incentivizing Corporate Compliance Programs (July 16, 2019)

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