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Online Retailer Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy Effectuated Through Social Media
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

Azim Makanojiya founded Zaappaaz Inc. as a nineteen-year-old university student and quickly turned it into a multi-million dollar business


Recent Guilty Pleas for Price-Fixing Conspiracy Show Commitment to Scrutinizing Social Media and e-Commerce in Criminal Antitrust Prosecutions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

On August 7, 2017, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced that an e-commerce company, Zaappaaz Inc., and its president, Azim


DOJ Antitrust Corporate Dispositions May Protect Some Culpable Employees
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Corporate plea agreements can eventually resolve liability for most companies under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust


Antitrust M&A Snapshot: April - June 2017 Update
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • July 31 2017

With only two Commissioners (one Republican and one Democrat), the FTC blocked two transactions in June (Draft KingsFan Duel and an acquisition of a


Cross-Border Investigations Update July 2017
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 28 2017

Israeli pharmaceutical firm Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to pay a $283 million penalty to


Employee “No Poaching” Agreements Meet the Antitrust Laws: Protection of Employees in the New Economy
  • Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

For centuries employers have maintained a strong interest in trying to protect their most valuable asset, their key employees, from solicitation by


DOJ and FTC Examine When Use of Computer Algorithms to Set Prices Might Violate Antitrust Laws
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

On May 26, 2017, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a policy paper


Hong Kong Competition Commission appointed new CEO
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 20 2017

The Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) announced on 19 June 2017 the appointment of Mr. Brent Snyder as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO


Risky IT Programs - The Use of Algorithms and Risk of Collusion under Antitrust Laws
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 20 2017

On 14 June 2017, the OECD published a Note from the EU on Algorithms and Collusion (DAFCOMP(2017)12 - here) (the EU Note). An updated background


Significant Prison Term in Latest Extradition Case by DOJ’s Antitrust Division
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

On June 12, 2017, a former Israeli executive was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $41,170 in restitution and $7,500 as a criminal