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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies tests for “prevention” of competition and efficiencies defence in...

On 22 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its much anticipated decision in Tervita Corporation, et al v Commissioner of...

Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment on pharma company’s dual pricing system

The Spanish Supreme Court has adopted a judgment in December establishing that dual pricing systems in the pharma sector may fall under the prohibition...

New Italian Fining Guidelines may encourage compliance programmes and more self-reporting of cartels

The Italian Antitrust Authority (Authority) recently published its Guidelines on calculating fines for serious breaches of national or EU competition law. In line...

China’s Antimonopoly Law Ramping Up: Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare under the Spotlight – An Update

In November 2014, widespread press reports in China announced that Chinese competition authorities would imminently commence investigations into foreign manufacturers of medical devices for...

How much do you value your job? Disqualification orders find their way to Australian...

First disqualification order in a competition matter The global financial crisis demonstrated that the only thing standing between most people and hardship is their...

Bulgaria: Employees may be assisting unfair competition by dual employment

The Bulgarian competition authority rules that employees, who work in parallel for a competitor of their employer, would be guilty of assisting unfair competition....

Malaysia: New Guidelines on Penalties and Leniency: some clarity, some concerns…

The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) recently published its Guidelines on Financial Penalties and Guidelines on Leniency. What's new ‘at a glance’ The Guidelines...

Australian based resources companies could be required to report payments to governments

On 28 October 2014, the Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill was tabled in Parliament. The Bill requires Australian based companies or their...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

Italy: Competition Compliance programs a mitigating factor for fines imposed by the Italian Antitrust...

On October 31, 2014 the Italian Antitrust Authority ("Authority") published its Guidelines on the criteria to be followed in order to quantify the administrative...

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