Cartels are by their nature hard to uncover and regulators rely – to a large part – on appealing to companies’ wallets. Immunity and leniency policies, by which regulators offer to whistleblowing companies full immunity or discounts from fines, have been around for a long time. An increasing number of regulators have now added another
Competition law questions are increasingly raised in the public debate about the blockchain technology. While there is yet to be any investigation in this field, the policy debate about applying competition law instruments to this disruptive, decentralised technology is heating up. The latest and probably most comprehensive approach to structuring the discussion comes from the
This week the request for a preliminary ruling (C-191/16) by the Regional Court of Berlin (RC Berlin) in the topical case Romano Pisciotti v. Germany was published in the Official Journal.
The Italian administrative tribunal of Lazio region (tribunale amministrativo regionale del Lazio, “TAR”), the sole responsible court for the appeal of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) decisions, has recently provided detailed clarification regarding when information exchange between competitors is not illegal. In a series of judgments regarding the TV post-production services case, the TAR overturned
This post was contributed by Qing Lyu. WeChat is a very popular messaging app in China, similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messaging in other parts of the world. It has social networking, gaming, e-commerce and mobile payment functionalities. The app plays an increasingly important role in social – and business – interactions in China. As
Belgian endives are a divisive vegetable: their bitterness delights some but repulses others. And even amongst Belgian endive enthusiast you’ll find some that prefer them raw – to maintain their crispness – while others like them cooked so that their bitterness comes out even more. But Belgian endives are no longer the exclusive battleground of
You are invited to a 60-minute webcast featuring Hogan Lovells lawyers. The discussion, moderated by Hogan Lovells partner Megan Dixon, will feature perspectives on global cartel enforcement from Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor and Foreign Legal Consultant to Hogan Lovells US LLP, and from partners Kathryn Hellings, Matthew Levitt, and Peter Spivack.
On 9 December, we are hosting a 60-minute webcast featuring Hogan Lovells lawyers from London, Munich, and Washington, D.C. who will address recent developments for businesses facing or contemplating potential antitrust damages claims in the United States and Europe, including the United Kingdom and Germany, as major jurisdictions for cartel damages claims. This is the fifth program in