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EU Competition Commissioner Vestager Nominated for a Second Term - a Tale of Two Hats

European Union - September 12 2019 On 10 September 2019, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen nominated Margrethe Vestager as Competition Commissioner for a s…

The Latest: New DOJ Antitrust Division Policy Makes Compliance Programs More Critical than Ever

USA - July 16 2019 Last week, the Antitrust Division reported that it has changed its Justice Manual to state that it will consider antitrust compliance…

The Latest: Health Care Transactions Will Require Advance Notice to Washington State AG

USA - July 8 2019 On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State signed House Bill 1607 into law. The law goes into effect for transactions…

The Latest: Changes Coming to Revenue Reporting for HSR Filings

USA - June 28 2019 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), approved amendments to the…

Report: Antitrust Litigation Update for Health Care Providers

USA - June 4 2019 Physicians in various medical specialties claiming that regulatory boards used alleged market power…

THE LATEST: DOJ Distinguishes ‘No-Poach’ Agreements

USA - March 14 2019 The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in three related cases in the Eastern District of Washington yesterday dealing with alleged…

Federal Court Opinion Reminds Health Care Providers to Assess the Antitrust Risks of Competitor Affiliations

USA - March 4 2019 The Attorney General of the State of Washington (the State) scored another victory last week in its federal antitrust challenge to Franciscan Health…

THE LATEST: FTC’s New “Technology Task Force” Has Broad Mandate Including Review of Consummated Transactions

USA - March 1 2019 The US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition announced the launch of a new Technology Task Force that will investigate…

Out of Bounds: Sports Agencies Flagged for Anticompetitive Bidding Agreements

USA - February 27 2019 The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently sued former joint venture partners because they allegedly coordinated their competitive activities beyond…

General Court Annuls European Commission Decision on Belgian Excess Profit Exemption System

European Union - February 26 2019 On 14 February 2019, the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) annulled the decision of the European Commission (Commission) on the Belgian…