All antitrust articles – Page 2

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    European Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for antitrust violations

    2017-06-28T11:45:00Z

    The European Union’s antitrust watchdog this week fined Google a record €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.

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    Bumble Bee to pay $25M in price-fixing scheme

    2017-05-09T10:45:00Z

    Seafood company, Bumble Bee, pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to pay a $25 million criminal fine resulting from an ongoing federal antitrust investigation into the packaged seafood industry.

  • Article

    Navigating anti-competition enforcement globally

    2017-01-31T12:30:00Z

    Record fines, emerging enforcement priorities, and global collaboration among competition authorities are creating a host of legal and compliance risks for companies trying to navigate the global antitrust enforcement landscape. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

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    Australia brings first criminal cartel prosecution

    2016-08-02T12:00:00Z

    As Australia gets serious about enforcing its antitrust regulations, multinationals operating in the country are learning the hard way that the line between being considered a monopoly and a criminal cartel is surprisingly thin. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

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    Australia bolsters antitrust enforcement

    2016-05-24T11:00:00Z

    Australian regulators are aggressively enforcing that nation’s competition laws, demonstrated by a wave of significant enforcement actions reached in just the last couple of months. Multinationals with operations in Australia should heed the warning. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

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    Greater scrutiny of merger activity in the defense industry on the way?

    2016-04-20T12:00:00Z

    The Justice Department and FTC this month issued a joint statement reaffirming the importance of preserving competition in the defense industry. The statement may have been prompted by threats made by the Department of Defense to seek legislation to expand its role in the review of mergers and acquisitions in ...

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    Spain bolsters anti-competition enforcement

    2016-03-08T11:30:00Z

    Spanish regulators are paying closer attention to anti-competitive behavior across several industries, demonstrated by record fines and enforcement actions reached in 2015. Multinationals with operations in Spain should heed the warning. “We are now seeing that the amount of total fines [is] getting higher and higher,” says Crisanto Perez-Abad of ...

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    EU Regulator Charges MasterCard Amid Breach of Antitrust Rules

    2015-07-13T14:00:00Z

    Image: MasterCard is once again in the spotlight, as the European Commission has swooped in on the company’s potential abuse of interchange fees. After a two-year investigation, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, “MasterCard is artificially raising the costs of card payments, which would harm consumers and retailers in the European ...

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    EU’s Apple, Amazon, Fiat and Starbucks Tax Inquiry Postponed

    2015-05-06T09:45:00Z

    Image: The European Commission has placed Amazon, Starbucks, Fiat Finance and Trade, and Apple’s tax probe on hold amid concerns about obtaining information relating to these cases, said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a testimony before the European Parliament. While Vestager did not give a new deadline for the ...

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    Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Europe

    2015-04-15T09:15:00Z

    Image: The European Commission is expected to file a formal case against Google for abusing its dominance in the digital marketplace. Google now faces the possibility of being hit with $6 billion in fines, according to reports. Earlier this month, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager made a pledge to “remove remaining ...

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    EU Antitrust Regulators Focus on e-Commerce

    2015-04-01T11:00:00Z

    Image: The European Union is looking into the possible breach of antitrust laws in e-commerce practices. The inquiry may lead to enforcement actions against companies that restrict online sales and “abuse” their dominant position in the market. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust chief, said that although the investigation will produce ...

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    CW 2015 Preview: Assessing Antitrust Risks

    2015-02-03T14:45:00Z

    Image: Enforcement of antitrust law is rising around the world, particularly in some of the most desirable markets for overseas expansion, including China, India, Brazil, and Mexico. Inside, we have an overview of how to assess your antitrust risks—which can be quite different from one country (or one product line) ...