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Switzerland: How to notify Swiss companies – A guide for the European Commission

In a note dated 23 September 2014, the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs clarified how the European Commission (EC) may send notices to Swiss companies,...

Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes Draft Competition Guidelines

On 9 October 2014 the Hong Kong Competition Commission published Draft Guidelines required under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance. The publication of the Draft...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

Existence of Compliance Program Will Not Lessen Punishment for Cartel Violations: US Antitrust Enforcers

Violation Means Compliance Program Was By Definition Ineffective Stark Contrast With New Draft Canadian Guidance In a pair of noteworthy and ultimately...

Changes in the Swedish Competition Act

Sweden recently amended its Competition Act with regards to the "marker" system and the "stop the clock" powers of the Swedish Competition Authority. ...

ACCC updates immunity requirements for cartel notification

In September 2014, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took steps to simplify its immunity policy for applicants notifying of cartel conduct. The...

Draft Updates to Canadian Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin

On September 18, 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau (“CCB”) released a draft update of its Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin (“Bulletin”) for public comment. The...

Competition remains the driving force of technological innovation in 2014 in Taiwan

Competition remains the driving force of technological innovation in 2014. The trio of trade secrets, personal data protection, and fair trade practices continue to...

Australian competition authority sues petrol retailers for use of retail price information service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against the major petrol retailers in Australia and a petrol pricing information service, Informed Sources....

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...

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