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CPC issues first decisions prohibiting concentrations
  • Schoenherr
  • Bulgaria
  • August 16 2018

The Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) recently prohibited two concentrations in politically sensitive sectors (media and energy). The CPC's decisions were widely criticised for lacking valid economic arguments. Further, in both decisions the CPC limited its legal arguments to several paragraphs and failed to clarify how acquiring non-competitors (or at least non-major competitors) could strengthen the resulting group's dominant position and thus impede competition

Significant Changes Ahead as Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act Signed Into Law
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

On August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (the Act). The new law brings significant changes

Governor Baker Signs Noncompetition Agreement and Trade Secret Reform into Law
  • Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

On August 10, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed recently-passed legislation regulating the use and enforcement of noncompetition agreements. In

Client Update: ACCC brings first 'excessive surcharge' proceedings
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • August 1 2018

In brief: The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Europcar for allegedly imposing excessive payment surcharges on customers. This is

Protecting investments in people and IP while avoiding criminal sanctions
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

"Employees leaving an organization might be replaced physically, however, their skill-sets and knowledge cannot be exactly replaced by the person

Recent NAD Decision Largely Rejects Puffery Defenses and Consumer Testimonials that Disparage Competition
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

It seems like we (and the NAD) can’t get enough of “best.” In a recent case, the National Advertising Division (NAD) ruled that the advertiser

One shot and you are out at the PTAB
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

Most judicial determinations come with a right to appeal, and indeed, we expect a right to appeal when we receive an unfavorable decision in any

Despite civil resolutions, six current and former fitbit employees face federal charges
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2018

On June 14, a grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted five former and one current employee of Fitbit for receiving and possessing

CFPB Names Director for the Office of Innovation
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

On July 18, 2018, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced that he has selected Paul Watkins to

CFTC, SEC Sign New Memorandum of Understanding on Information Sharing
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2018

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) collectively the Commissionsannounced