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.
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with Geert Goeteyn and John F Cove
Shearman & Sterling (Brussels) ,
Shearman & Sterling (San Francisco)
"Vigorous cartel enforcement remains the focus of both the US and EU antitrust authorities. However, while both authorities are determined to hold cartel participants to account, there is a clear disparity of view between EU and US law on the extent to which parent companies that are not themselves involved in the cartel, can nevertheless be held liable for cartel behaviour of their subsidiaries...."
with Paola Pugliese and Milena Fernandes Mundim
"Unlike in previous years, when cartel investigations were responsible for all the high and impressive numbers in the annual statistics released by the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE), an interesting shift was noticed in 2018, putting unilateral practices on the spotlight..."
"Following the institutional reform plan announced in March 2018, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is now the unified antitrust enforcement agency that is responsible for cartel enforcement under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML)..."
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 harbour towage services, and sanitary wholesale, newspapers, steel, and bituminous mixtures but also rather niche sectors such as bicycle wholesale or potato and onion packaging..."
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
Linklaters Studio Legale Associato in association with Linklaters LLP
"In line with recent years, the Italian antitrust authority (the authority) continues to vigorously fight all sorts of antitrust infringements, particularly cartels and, in general, anticompetitive agreements..."
with Antonio Cárdenas Arriola
White & Case (Mexico City)
"In general, collusion aiming to fix prices, segment markets, restrict supply, boycott competitors, among other things; and, overall, exchange without due care in certain cases (gun jumping) of sensible information (prices, shopping volumes, etc) is pursued..."
with Srđana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga
Moravčević, Vojnović i partneri AOD in cooperation with Schoenherr
"Serbia’s competition authority, the Commission for the Protection of Competition (the Commission), is the most active competition watchdog in the Western Balkans, and in its 13-year history has tackled cases covering various economic sectors in Serbia, such as telecommunication, energy, transport, insurance, food wholesale and retail..."
with Pieter Steyn
Werksmans Attorneys ,
"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 Patrick L. Krauskopf and Blaise Carron
Agon Partners (Zurich)
"The Competition Authority (COMCO) is focusing on examining vertical restraints, especially after a landmark decision of the Federal Supreme Court (FSC), Switzerland’s highest court, in 2016 (known as the Gaba case)..."
"Rather than focusing on any one particular industry, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (the UK’s primary competition authority) has opened investigations into a wide variety of sectors, with ongoing investigations in financial services, pharmaceuticals, construction, residential estate agency services and even musical instruments..."