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Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group: Q2 2019 Legal Briefing Updates

Please find below a listing of representative client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during April – June 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.

Argentina (Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

• New Guidelines for the Analysis of Cases of Exclusionary Abuse of Dominance (June 5, 2019)

Australia (Clayton Utz)

• $19 Million Penalty for Garuda Brings Global Cargo Cartel Case to a Close ? But the ACCC Won't Rest on its Laurels (June 13, 2019)
• R&D Activities Presenting A Hurdle in Agribusiness Mergers (May 30, 2019)

Brazil (Demarest Advogados)

• Petrobras and CADE Execute Settlement Agreement on Divestment of Refineries (June 12, 2019)
• CADE Clarifies Predatory Pricing Criteria (June 5, 2019)

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

• Commissioner of Competition Challenges Software Deal (June 19, 2019)
• Canada’s Efficiency Defense: Why Ignoring Section 96 Does More Harm Than Good for Economic Efficiency and Innovation (May 14, 2019)

Ecuador (Pérez Bustamante & Ponce)

• Some Aspects Relating to Competition in the New Commercial Code of Ecuador (June 16, 2019)

Finland (Roschier, Attorneys Ltd.)

• Amendments to the Finnish Competition Act to enter into force in June 2019 (June 11, 2019)
• Which Competition and Industrial Policies for The New EU Commission? – A Nordic Perspective (April 25, 2019)
• The Legal 500: Cartels Country Comparative Guide, Finland (April 3, 2019)

Hong Kong (Deacons)

• First Two Judgements in The History of Hong Kong Competition Law - Four IT Firms and Ten Renovation Contractors Found Guilty (May 20, 2019)

India (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co)

• Indian Competition Law Roundup: June 2019 (June 2019)
• Indian Competition Law Roundup: April & May 2019 (April – May 2019)

Italy (Chiomenti)

• Antitrust Newsletter - Latest News on Information Exchanges Through Third Parties. A Spanish Case (May 13, 2019)

Malta (GANADO Advocates)

• Malta Competition Act Revamped (June 3, 2019)

Netherlands (Houthoff)

• News Update Competition Litigation: Recent CJEU Rulings on Civil Actions For Damages Based on Infringements of EU Competition Law (April 8, 2019)

Singapore (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP)

• Competition Bites 2019 - Issue 2 (June 6, 2019)
• Trade Bites 2019 – Issue 1 (April 2019)

South Africa (Bowmans)

• Competition Authority of Kenya – E-Filing System Operational (June 24, 2019)
• Ecowas to Launch Competition Authority (May 30, 2019)
• Competition Authority of Kenya Publishes Draft Market Definition Guidelines for Comment (May 22, 2019)

Sweden (Advokatfirman Vinge KB)

• Companies Are Excluded from Contracts Worth Millions (June 3, 2019)

USA, District of Columbia (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

• DOJ Revamps Corporate Compliance Program Guidance, Broadens Application (May 9, 2019)

USA, Florida (Akerman LLP)

• FTC Prevails in Physician Merger Case Before the 8th Circuit (June 17, 2019)
• Florida Legislature Repeals its “Certificate of Need” Law (April 30, 2019)

USA, Georgia (Alston & Bird LLP)

• Antitrust Advisory: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Direct-Purchaser Rule, Allows App Purchasers to Proceed Against Apple (May 17, 2019)

USA, Indiana and Minnesota (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP)

• Future of Antitrust Class Actions Foreshadowed in Apple Inc. v. Pepper (May 23, 2019)

USA, Pennsylvania (Pepper Hamilton LLP)

• Qualcomm Loss Raises Risks for Substantial Market Participants' IP Licensing Decisions and Ability to Provide Loyalty Discounts (June 7, 2019)
• Illinois Brick Simplified: U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Purchasers from iPhone App Store Can Sue Apple Despite the Fact that Apple Does Not Set App Prices (May 13, 2019)

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

• Antitrust Division Enters into Rare Deferred Prosecution Agreement (June 10, 2019)
• Supreme Court's Apple v. Pepper Opinion Increases Antitrust Risk for Online Marketplace Platform Operators (May 21, 2019)

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