Topic: Antitrust

Antitust Update: AU Optronics Learns the Steep Price of Price-Fixing

On September 20, a federal judge taught AU Optronics a hard lesson in U.S. antitrust law when she handed down sentences to the company and its executives for their participation in a global conspiracy to fix the prices of LCD screens. From law firm Skadden Arps: “… Judge [Susan] Illston sentenced AU Optronics to a… Read more »

JD Supra On Antitrust: Price-Fixing, Cooperation Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, and More

Here’s a roundup of recent analysis and commentary on JD Supra, covering a broad range of anti-competition matters, including “most-favored nation” clauses, allocation of customers, attempted monopolization and more: DOJ/FTC Ask if MFNs Are Anti-Competitive, and Get an Earful (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: Rewards and Penalties in Bond Covenant Consent Solicitations Under English Law (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “Two recent cases decided in the English High Court provide contrasting views… Read more »

Doing Business in Hong Kong: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, a roundup of recent legal advisories on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with Hong Kong: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Hong Kong PIPE Transactions (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “Private investment in public equity (or PIPE) transactions are an increasingly common source of funding… Read more »

Doing Business in Italy: A JD Supra Legal Reader

From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra, recent advisories on a range of legal considerations: High Noon: The Italians try to play solo the Health Claims game (K&L Gates LLP): “On November 27, 2009, the Italian Government notified a draft regulation on the use of substances other than vitamins and minerals in food supplements… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on issues related to doing business in and with China: China 20/20: Legal & Regulatory Developments (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP): “On May 7, 2012, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Notice on Improving the Filing Administration of Foreign Invested Venture Capital Enterprises… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: EU Internal Energy Market Legislation Not Fully in Force (King & Spalding) “The Electricity and Gas Directives of the EU’s Third Energy Package were required to be implemented in EU… Read more »

Doing Business in China: a JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, recent legal advisories on a broad range of corporate issues related to doing business in and with China: China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Makes it Easier to Sue in Cases of Anti-Competitive Conduct (McDermott Will & Emery) “Recently, the Supreme People’s Court of China issued final rules to build a working framework for civil… Read more »

Hospital Mergers Under Increased FTC Scrutiny – What’s the Prognosis?

“According to Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the FTC will continue to scrutinize hospital mergers that could limit patient choice… Based on Chairman Leibowitz’s comments, aggressive and resource-intensive challenges to hospital mergers … are likely to continue.” (Healthcare Tops the Agenda of U.S. Antitrust Enforcers by Morgan Lewis) Hospital mergers are on the rise, and the Federal… Read more »

European Legal Spotlight: Privacy and Data Protection, Anti-Corruption, Competition Law, & More

For your reference, a roundup of commentary and analysis on a broad range of legal matters relevant to companies active in Europe: Competition Law Below-cost Pricing by a Dominant Company May Not Constitute a Breach of EU Competition Law (K&L Gates LLP) “A recent European Court case has confirmed that a dominant firm will not… Read more »

China Law Roundup: Criminal Procedure, FCPA, Banking Fee Investigation, CIETAC Arbitration Rules, Drug Safety, & More

For your reference, a roundup of recent Chinese legal news and developments of interest to multinationals active in the country: China’s Parliament Adopts Revision to Criminal Procedure Law (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP) “On March 14, 2012, the fifth session of the National People’s Congress adopted the latest revision to China’s Criminal Procedure Law… Read more »

Competition Law: Recent Developments in International Antitrust Enforcement

Staying on top of global competition laws is crucial to the success of any company doing business in multiple jurisdictions. But it’s a challenging task, made all the more difficult as countries continue to refine and strengthen their regulatory regimes. For reference, a roundup by region of recent legal commentary and analysis on developments in… Read more »

China Law Roundup: Trade Matters, Merger Review, Anti-Monopoly Law, Data Privacy, & More

For your reference, a roundup of recent China-focused advisories from leading global law firms, covering a broad range of corporate issues: China Loses Raw Materials Case In World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body; Possible Implications For China’s Rare Earth Metals Quotas (King & Spalding) “The World Trade Organization (‘WTO’) Appellate Body found that China’s export restrictions… Read more »

Corporate Crime Roundup: Price-Fixing, Antitrust Violations, Insider Trading, Tax Fraud & More

For reference, a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis: Five Major Freight Forwarding Companies Debarred by U.S. Government (King & Spalding) “Five freight forwarders who have performed significant work for the U.S. Government and Government contractors have been added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS), meaning that they have been debarred from U.S.… Read more »

Second Circuit Strikes Down Class Action Waiver

Earlier this month, in In re American Express Merchants’ Litigation, the Second Circuit struck down — for the third time — an arbitration provision containing a class action waiver in an American Express credit card agreement. By ruling the class action waiver unenforceable, the decision sets up a potential conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling… Read more »