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Canadian court grants first-ever Canada-US extradition on antitrust charges

In a decision of April 4, 2014 (the “Decision”), the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) granted the extradition of an individual to the...

Chile will strenghten its merger control regime on advice from the OECD

On 21 July 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published a report called "Assessment of Merger Control in Chile". The report's findings...

French Cour de cassation reaffirms the right to external legal assistance during dawn raids

18 July 2014 - On 25 June, 2014, the French Cour de cassation strengthened external legal counsel's rights during dawn raids in the course...

Mexico sharpens its Federal Competition Policy

19  June 2014 - On May 23, 2014 a New Mexican Competition Law, approved by the Mexican Congress on April 29, 2014, was published...

The recognition of the autonomy of the Competition Council in Morocco

3 June 2014 - The draft amendment to Law n° 06-99 on freedom of prices and competition was adopted on February 5, 2014 by...

Reduction of Centralization in the Israeli Market

At the beginning of 2014, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) enacted the Law for the promotion of Competition and the Reduction of Centralization (portion of...

European Parliament fosters facilitation of damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for a Directive which aims at strengthening legal redress for victims...

First successful extradition by US DOJ on antitrust charge

On April 4, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the first successfully litigated extradition on an antitrust charge. The...

New UK competition regime reform – heightened regulatory risks for companies

As effective from 1 April 2014, a broad reform of the UK Competition Law substantially increases regulatory risks to businesses. In particular, the UK's...

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