Competition and Anti-Trust

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce & Antitrust Criminal Prosecution

Since 2009, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce is the “National Competition Authority” in Colombia. It is a powerful entity and this was the result of years of discussions inside the Congress, as well as in judicial courts, to consolidate this Superintendence as the Single Competition Authority of our country[1]. This entity has been strengthened… Read More

U.S. Agencies Take a Tough Approach to Merger Remedies

In the second term of the Obama Administration, both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (“DOJ”)—the two agencies charged with merger review—continued to press for broad divestiture packages. To support these efforts, the FTC has also announced plans to conduct a “merger retrospective” to determine the effectiveness… Read More

Argentinean Federal Supreme Court clarifies when “substantial influence” implies “control” giving rise to an “economic concentration” subject to authorization as per the Competition Law.

The configuration of “control” by means of the acquisition of “substantial or controlling influence” according to the Argentinean Federal Supreme Court: Argentinean Federal Supreme Court rendered issued a ruling[1] that according to our point of view is extremely important since it provides certainty about the interpretation of all economic transactions in which no real “control”… Read More

Review Panel calls for significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws

In March last year, the Australian Government commissioned an independent ‘root and branch’ review of Australia’s competition law and policy – the first review of its type in over 20 years. The Review Panel’s Final Report was released on 31 March 2015. The Australian Government intends to respond to the Final Report in the second half… Read More

Follow-on competition law litigation in Denmark – Cheminova vs. Akzo Nobel

by Martin André Dittmer, Sam MacMahon Baldwin and Søren Elmstrøm Sørensen, Gorrissen Federspiel In recent years, there has been considerable focus on private antitrust litigation based on a prior infringement decision by either the European Commission or a national competition authority – known as follow-on litigation. In January 2015, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court… Read More

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