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Payments News Update - May 21, 2020

Posted  05/21/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Retailers and Wholesalers Call for Urgent Amendment of Card Fees Regulation Finextra – May 18, 2020 EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren today pressed the European Commission to act on the growing problems facing retailers and wholesalers resulting from the limited scope of the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR). He asked for firm proposals to amend...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/18/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington.  Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with...

Payments News Update - May 14, 2020

Posted  05/14/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Third Rail for Europe: SEPA Instant Payment Card Comes Into Focus PaymentsSource – May 11, 2020 (subscription required) The potential for a new card scheme throughout Europe has been a discussion point surrounding the Single Euro Payment Area since its inception more than a decade ago. A new proposal could bring this concept into reality. The Smart Payment...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/11/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

11 Attorneys General Seek Probe Into Meatpacking Industry.  The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In...

Payments News Update - May 7, 2020

Posted  05/7/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Sabre, Farelogix Deal Called Off but U.S. Defeat Still Stands Bloomberg – May 1, 2020 Travel technology companies Sabre Corp. and Farelogix Inc. called it quits on their $360 million deal, but their recent legal victory against antitrust charges is likely to help other firms escape scrutiny. Sabre terminated its planned acquisition of Farelogix Friday, less than a...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/4/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez want to stop many company mergers during coronavirus pandemic.  Two of the most popular Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically...

Constantine Cannon Names New Partner

Posted  04/28/20
Constantine Cannon LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel Vitelli has been named partner at the firm.  Click here to read more.

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/27/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Key U.S. lawmaker pushes for a ban on mergers until coronavirus pandemic ends.  The chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail....

Spring 2020

Constantine Cannon is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys in the Washington, D.C. office have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers annual list and the Rising Star list in the Antitrust Litigation and Civil Litigation practice:
  • W. Stephen Cannon, Chairman and Managing Partner (D.C. Office) – Antitrust Litigation
  • J. Wyatt Fore, Associate – Rising Star - Antitrust Litigation
  • James J. Kovacs, Associate – Rising Star - Antitrust Litigation
  • Max Voldman, Associate – Rising Star - Litigation – Plaintiffs.
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