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.
Fearing a threat to their collective survival, more than 150 Chinese shoemakers have formed a coalition to fight off the European Union's provisional anti-dumping duties, which the E.U. approved recently after complaints from member states.
While speaking to a group of lawyers and delegates in Washington, D.C., European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes defended her drive to import “alien American concepts” of antitrust law into Europe’s evolving legal system.
An investigation into whether European Union member states are in compliance with the country’s energy laws has prompted regulators to charge several states for failing to follow the rules, marking the European Commission’s latest move in its shake-up of the gas and electricity markets.
Dominating the antitrust legal scene in Brussels since the 1960s, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is tacitly acknowledged even by rival firms to be the standard setter in the Belgian capital.
As bidders begin to line up for the dozen Knight Ridder newspapers said to be up for grabs, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an antitrust review of McClatchy Co.’s pending purchase of the number-two newspaper chain.
With the debate over authorized generics heating up in recent months, this week’s move by the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the practice violates anticompetitive guidelines could have wide-ranging effects on the pharmaceutical industry, experts say.
There are many ways that companies might violate the Sherman Act, but who knew that doing something as natural as following a social norm could be one of them?
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.
Pricing power is a far more important factor in merger reviews than market share, as demonstrated by the federal government’s easy clearance of Whirlpool Corp.'s $1.7 billion acquisition of Maytag Corp.
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.