A pair of bills recently released by Senate Democrats to combat corporate consolidation may be destined for the scrap heap, but the legislation and the support it has garnered among Democrats show that aggressive antitrust enforcement could come to play a central role in the party's agenda.
With US Airways Group Inc.’s $10.2 billion hostile bid for bankrupt Delta Air Lines Inc. still up in the air, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on how airline mergers are likely to affect consumers.
The Spanish stock market regulator CNMV has heeded calls from Spanish energy and construction firm Acciona SA to probe Endesa SA and German utility E.On AG in an effort to identify possible collusion between the companies.
The European Union’s plan to cut oil and gas imports with the implementation of a new energy policy has drawn the criticism of Russia’s Gazprom, which has cautioned E.U. officials against jeopardizing long-term contracts.
A computer systems company on Monday filed a counterclaim against IBM, accusing the computer giant of attempting to block out competition and protect its monopoly by suing the smaller player for breach of contract and patent infringement.
Three South American members of the World Trade Organization have joined Canada in a dispute against the United States, which they claim is violating international trade standards by handing out corn subsidies to American farmers.
A judge on Friday granted class certification to a group of direct purchasers in the multidistrict litigation over an alleged hydrogen peroxide cartel.
Italy's antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s parliament to liberalize competition between the country’s gasoline service stations in order to bring down prices and encourage new businesses to enter the market.
Newly formed steelmaker Arcelor Mittal agreed Friday to sell one of its Polish subsidiaries as part of a plan to tackle the European Commission’s concerns about competition in a niche of the steel industry.
Defying the European Union, the Spanish government has reportedly refused to rescind the conditions that it has imposed on the merger of energy companies E.On AG and Endesa SA, the country’s largest electricity producer.
To maintain competition in the generic injectable drug market, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that Hospira Inc. has to sell five drugs to acquire rival drug maker Mayne Pharma Ltd.
After postponing the decision once before, the European Commission’s antitrust authority is just days away from hitting some of the largest multinational firms in Europe and Asia with fines for their alleged involvement in an electricity-transmission technology cartel, sources say.
Unhappy with a record €534 million in fines imposed by France’s competition authority, Vivendi SFR said on Thursday it would take the case over collusion in the mobile telecommunications industry to France’s Supreme Court.
The European Parliament on Thursday butted heads with the Council of the Union when it voted on measures that would support more competition between the continent’s national railway networks, introduce new passenger rights and internationalize train crew members’ licenses.
In a continuing European crackdown on price-fixing cartels in the steel-making industry, several calcium carbide suppliers were raided by the European Commission over suspected violations, the executive body said Thursday.
China’s largest battery manufacturer sued Sony Corp. on Wednesday, claiming that the Japanese giant and its local partner pulled the plug on competition by adopting a technology that prevents other companies’ batteries from being used in Sony digital cameras.
Plaintiffs in an antitrust class action are preparing to disclose information that shows Microsoft didn’t fully comply with the 2002 final judgment in United States’ case against the software giant, lawyers say.
Two prominent antitrust attorneys will be joining the plaintiffs firm Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP in March as partners in charge of its antitrust practice, the firm said Thursday.
As an increasing number of U.S. companies look toward the Indian market, a spate of U.S. law firms are shoring up their India-focused practices ahead of an expected wave of cross-border litigation and transactions.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he would introduce legislation to ban so-called reverse payments, saying deals between branded and generic drug makers delay cheaper drugs and cost consumers billions of dollars.
After a six-year investigation, staff members at the European Union have reportedly asked Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes to ready formal charges against microprocessor giant Intel Corp. for its alleged unfair business practices.