AT&T Inc.’s bid to have Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testify in the case challenging its planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., could help the company argue that the challenge was politically motivated, but it may not be easy and comes with some risk.
A dispute over European competition policy is on the verge of boiling over, as the European Commission prepares to make an example out of France’s alleged economic nationalism—a move that could lead to a courtroom showdown between Brussels and Paris.
In the face of an impending deadline, a proposed rocket launch venture between rivals Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. could crumple if the Pentagon and the Federal Trade Commission nix the deal, with both companies able to opt out of the contract.
Microsoft’s attempts to have Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. divulge materials related to its antitrust case in Europe have been rejected by a U.S. judge, undermining the software company’s battle against European regulators.
A revamp of the Federal Trade Commission’s merger reviews will streamline and speed up the taxing process. But antitrust lawyers are scratching their heads and wondering why the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice can't seem to coordinate their requirements.
International law firm Covington & Burling saw Brussels as a key location for competition practice earlier than many of its rivals and doesn’t fear the rapid changes in Europe that draw it closer to the United States’ “litigation nation.”
The European Union slapped Norwegian recycling firm Tomra Systems ASA with a stinging €24 million fine Wednesday for violating antitrust regulations by warding off competitors from 1998 to 2002.
Although a merger between the two companies fell apart in 2002, satellite television operator DirecTV Group Inc. is reconsidering a deal to purchase smaller rival EchoStar Communications Corp. But regulatory antitrust concerns still present a major hurdle.
The Polish government has been granted an extension by the European Commission's directorate general for competition, which has given Poland until next Monday respond to its latest letter concerning the country’s opposition to Unicredito Italiano SpA's plan to merge its Polish unit Bank Pekao with Polands' BPH.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC will fork over $14 million to U.S. states in order to settle allegations that the drug giant forced government health plans to pay inflated prices for its widely-used antidepressant Paxil in a fraudulent scheme to block generic versions of the drug from being made.
Just as Microsoft Corp. gears up to fight a separate landmark antitrust battle in Europe this week, the E.U.’s top competition enforcer issued a letter to the software company expressing alarm that its new Vista operating system could violate European antitrust laws.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Brussels office is small even by local standards, but its prominent location high up in one of the city’s few skyscrapers is a testament to how the law firm planned to present itself in the legal community.
French energy company Suez SA has looked to European Commission regulators for help in its battle against a possible takeover by Italian company Enel SPA. Suez filed a complaint with the Commission alleging that Enel policies illegally protect it from takeover.
As the European Commission nears a decision in the landmark Intel-AMD case, the chairman of U.S. microchip maker Intel Corp. continued to defend the giant against allegations of anticompetitive behavior this week.
Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP has been handling antitrust matters for its clients almost continuously since the Sherman Act was passed in 1890, but the addition of the firm’s Brussels office in 1992 created a new way for Mayer Brown to be on the cutting edge of antitrust law.
Microsoft will get the opportunity to argue before European regulators this week in an effort to stave off a hefty daily fine in what has become a highly-contentious and drawn out antitrust battle with the European Commission.
Suez SA, the French utility set to merge with Gaz de France SA, has rebuffed demands calling for the energy company to sell off its assets in Belgium—a condition some critics of the tie-up say is necessary for the blockbuster deal to go through.
As feared by industry observers, the European Commission chose Monday to expand its antitrust inquiry into the long-awaited acquisition of medical device maker Guidant Corp. by rival Boston Scientific Corp.
As Microsoft continues to fight European antitrust officials in a protracted legal dispute, the software giant also finds itself at loggerheads with South Korean competition authorities. On Monday, it appealed a decision that ordered the company to remove software from its Windows operating system.
Forging ahead with its bid to acquire Spain’s biggest energy utility, German energy giant E.On AG has formally requested regulatory clearance from Spanish authorities for its €29.1 billion takeover offer.
Fed up with what they consider a “hidden tax” for merchants and consumers by credit card companies and their banks, merchants have decided to fight back with a large-scale antitrust class-action lawsuit against the major credit card companies. But past court decisions that have sided with the credit card companies could prove a significant challenge for the merchants as they fight their way through court.