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China’s Antitrust Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights Refine Positions and Reserve Flexibility for Enforcement

China - October 29 2020 On August 6, 2020, the Chinese antitrust agency, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), published new IP antitrust guidelines—the…

Ian L. Papendick

China’s Antitrust Guidelines Clarify Important Aspects of the SAMR’s Leniency Program

China, USA - October 27 2020 The long-awaited leniency guidelines in China were recently published by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) (China’s antitrust…

Molly M. Donovan

DOJ’s Merger Remedies Manual Reaffirms the Agency’s Preference for Structural Remedies

USA - September 10 2020 On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a new antitrust policy guide—the Merger Remedies Manual (the Manual),[1] which…

David Dahlquist, Conor A. Reidy

European Commission White Paper Proposes Additional Considerations of Foreign Subsidies in Merger Review

European Union - June 23 2020 On June 17, 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published a White Paper proposing new mechanisms (including three modules) for the…

Peter Crowther, Lisa Hatfield

Key Changes to Japan’s Whistleblower Protection Act Require Stronger Compliance

Japan - June 8 2020 Since its enactment in 2004, Japan’s Whistleblower Protection Act has been criticized for being “toothless” and unable to adequately protect…

Jeffrey J. Amato, Yukio Kaiju