Friday, 17 May
The European Commission has conducted dawn raids on sugar companies in several member states.
France’s Competition Authority has criticised the government’s proposed guidelines to regulate online sales of medicine, saying they risk harming competition.
Spain’s National Competition Commission has opened an investigation of General Motors over alleged abuse of dominance in the market for car repairs.
Surveys: Washington, Taiwan EU Cartel Settlements Round Table, Mexican Amparos Interviews with Shiow-Ming Wu, Chris Fonteijn, Joe Wayland
Details on forthcoming features and projects.
Joseph Wayland is credited by many as reversing the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division’s fortunes in civil litigation. Hired to head the civil enforcement division in 2010 and appointed as acting assistant attorney general in 2012, Wayland led the division’s first successful litigated merger challenge in nearly a decade in H&R Block, and its subsequent challenge of AT&T/T-Mobile, which ended with the parties abandoning the deal. Katy Oglethorpe talks to him about his courtroom successes, the future of merger enforcement at the department, and life since returning to his former firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett last year
The US capital's antitrust bar is on the verge of a generational shift – yet it remains as deep and talented as ever. Ron Knox and Katy Oglethorpe examine the top teams working in the hub of antitrust law.
The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets, a new authority that has combined the Competition Authority, telecoms regulator and consumer protection agency, officially opened its doors today. GCR spoke to its head, Chris Fonteijn, in London at the Office of Fair Trading.