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Recent FTC enforcement action reinforces narrow ‘passive investor' exemption to HSR reporting requirements
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

On September 25, 2012, Biglari Holdings, Inc. agreed to pay a civil fine of $850,000 to resolve Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contentions that it improperly relied upon the "passive investor" exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act") in connection with its investment in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. during the summer of 2011


Pharmaceutical patent transfers subject to the HSR Act: increased review raises importance of valuation
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

Proposed Amendments to the Rules under the Hart Scott Rodino Act ("HSR Act") would require compliance with the Act's reporting and waiting period requirements for certain acquisitions of exclusive pharmaceutical patent licenses that historically have not been reportable because the licensor retained manufacturing rights under the patent


The EU e-books settlement: a study in elephant avoidance
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • March 8 2013

On 13 December 2012, the European Commission (the "Commission") issued its decision to make legally binding a number of commitments offered by Apple


The Third Circuit does it again: a monopolist violates the antitrust laws by offering conditional above -cost market share discounts that constitute "de facto partial exclusive dealing"
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

In ZF Meritor, LLC v. Eaton Transmission Corporation, (hereinafter "Meritor"), the Third Circuit has issued its third decision within the past 10 years concluding that above-cost vertical restraints imposed by a supplier with market power violate the antitrust laws


China newsletter - summer 2013
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • China, Macau
  • July 17 2013

For the purpose of fully implementing the spirit of the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China and attracting more foreign


The European Commission’s Intel decision
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • December 7 2009

On May 13, 2009, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a summary of a decision confirming its view that Intel Corporation was guilty of serious anti-competitive conduct during a period from 2002-2007 in an important microprocessor market and, consequently, the Commission imposed a massive 1.06 billion fine on Intel


Dawn raids in the French water and sanitation sector
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union, France
  • May 5 2010

This GTM Alert discusses the recent dawn raids by the European Commission in the French water and sanitation sector in connection with potential breaches of EU competition law


The European Commission’s Intel decision
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • December 10 2009

On May 13, 2009, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a summary of a decision confirming its view that Intel Corporation was guilty of serious anti-competitive conduct during a period from 2002-2007 in an important microprocessor market and, consequently, the Commission imposed a massive 1.06 billion fine on Intel


Reform of the EC Vertical Block Exemption Regulation
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • December 10 2009

Article 81(1) of the European Community Treaty prohibits agreements that have the object or effect of restricting, preventing or distorting competition within the Member States


Whistleblowing and dawn raids - sportswear giants at it again
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2009

On 10 September 2009 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) dawn-raided the offices of Sports Direct