An English appeals court's recent decision dismissing a former Barclays trader’s bid to overturn a conviction for Libor-rigging bodes ill for similar appeals in connected cases that look to build arguments on a prosecution witness whose mistakes caused an “embarrassing debacle” for the Serious Fraud Office.
Two of the largest funeral services companies in the United States have reached a consent decree with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on a controversial merger that is expected to close at the end of November.
Confirming speculation that it would investigate the bailout of Austrian bank BAWAG PSK, the European Commission announced Wednesday that it has opened a formal probe into whether the Austrian bank violated European Union rules.
An industrial and medical gas distributor has agreed to pay $495 million to acquire the U.S. bulk gas unit of Linde AG, which is required to divest the business to comply with antitrust conditions for its merger with BOC Group PLC.
Some of Delta Airline Inc.’s bondholders are in the early stages of organizing an informal group to support US Airways Group Inc.’s $8 billion takeover bid for the bankrupt airline.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett will head to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to offer an amicus curiae argument on behalf of BellSouth Corp. in its landmark case against consumers who accused the company of anti-competitive behavior.
Japan’s competition regulator is considering a revamp in its merger control process that would raise the upper limit on market share beyond the current 35%, according to a published report.
A heightened effort by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to intervene in the natural gas market has been denied by a federal appeals court, which vacated several FERC orders regarding pipeline companies and their marketing affiliates.
The proposed $8 billion takeover of bankrupt Delta Airlines Inc. by US Airways has rival carriers eyeing the prospect of purchasing some of Delta’s assets, which may be put on the auction block in order to appease antitrust regulators.
Chevron Corp. on Friday reneged on an agreement to buy 122 California gas stations from USA Petroleum Corp. amid antitrust concerns that it would lead to higher prices at the pump.
Under pressure from airlines and airport operators, the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has decided to lift its regulation of long-haul air fares due to greater competition in the airline market.
Two executives allegedly involved in an Indiana-based price-fixing scheme were convicted Thursday by a federal jury for conspiring with other companies to set prices for ready-mix concrete.
Catheter manufacturer Rochester Medical Corp., which launched an antitrust suit against a group of rival medical supply manufacturers and group purchasers two years ago, said Monday that it has settled with one party named in the suit, Premier Inc. and unit Premier Purchasing Partners LP.
For Herbert Smith LLP, the atypical backgrounds of its competition attorneys has allowed the firm’s London practice to stand out and thrive.
The biggest players in South Korea’s petrochemical industry have engaged in a price-fixing scheme for years and will soon face a record-breaking fine from the nation’s antitrust regulator, according to a news conference held in Seoul over the weekend.
A recent decision by Australia’s High Court has cleared the way for private lending companies to fund class action lawsuits, setting the stage for an increase in follow-on litigation in antitrust and securities disputes, lawyers say.
In a long-awaited move, the Australian government is preparing to add criminal sanctions to its expanding competition law, prompting the nation’s top law firms to eye new procedures.
Competition Policy Associates Inc. and its parent, FTI Consulting Inc., have lured an internationally renowned competition economist to join the group as a consultant.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has raided financial firms from coast to coast as part of an investigation into whether banks and other financial institutions conspired to rig bids for investment deals with local governments.
The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Thursday she expects Congress to pass gasoline price-gouging legislation soon, despite her advising against such a move.
By merging with Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP stands to significantly boost its antitrust practice.