GTDT: Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes in major jurisdictions around the world. Through engaging, easily comparable interviews, the series provides the legal profession's thought leaders with a platform for sharing their views on current market conditions and developments in the law.
Market Intelligence offers readers a highly accessible take on the crucial issues of the day and an opportunity to discover more about the people behind the most interesting cases and deals.
with Jonathan Clark and Thomas Paul
Slaughter and May ,
Hengeler Mueller (Frankfurt)
"As cartel damage claims continue to arrive before the courts in large numbers, methods of collective redress remains a topic that attracts significant attention – but also a good deal of controversy and concerns about potentially abusive litigation..."
"By way of background, cartel enforcement under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has been shared with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) since the AML came into force in 2008..."
with Thorsten Mäger and Florian von Schreitter
Hengeler Mueller (Düsseldorf)
" In the past year, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) again dealt with cases in a broad range of sectors, including industrial batteries, harbour towage services, automotive parts and sanitary wholesale..."
"The past year marked a turning point in the enforcement of competition law in Hong Kong. In 2017, the Competition Commission (the Commission) commenced proceedings before the Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) in two cartel cases..."
with Yogi Sudrajat Marsono, Vovo Iswanto and Farid Nasution
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (Jakarta)
" Despite several issues related to the selection of its new commissioners, the Indonesian competition commission (KPPU) has been maintaining its persistence in enforcing Law No. 5 of 1999 regarding the Prohibition of Monopoly and Unfair Business Practices (the Indonesian Competition Law (ICL)), which is the primary law regulating business competition in Indonesia..."
with Richard Ryan, Florence Loric and Patrick Horan
Arthur Cox (Dublin)
"We continue to see the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) being very active on the investigation and enforcement front – this has been the case since the Competition Authority and Consumer Agency were amalgamated in October 2014..."
with Lucio D'Amario, Matteo Farneti, Alice Galbusera and Giorgio Valoti
"In line with recent years, the activities of the Italian antitrust authority (the authority) have been characterised by a renewed vigour, particularly with reference to cartels and, in general, anticompetitive agreements..."
"Collusive bidding and price fixing are the key cartel offences being prosecuted, followed by market division cases. In 2013, the South African Competition Commission settled with 15 construction companies for collusive tendering with agreed penalties of about US$140 million being paid..."
with Rafael Baena and Javier Torrecilla
" In 2017, the competition authorities in Spain focused mainly on horizontal cases and infringements by object, and gave special attention to cases on information exchange and cartels in public tenders (bid-rigging practices)..."
"It is hard to say that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (the UK’s primary competition authority) is focusing on any industry in particular – over the past year, it has opened investigations into a range of sectors including construction, financial services, pharmaceuticals and transport..."