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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/27/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Microsoft loses bid to pause gamers' lawsuit over Activision deal.  A U.S. judge in California turned down Microsoft Corp's bid to freeze a private consumer antitrust lawsuit over the company's $69 billion deal to acquire "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard Inc while a related regulatory challenge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/19/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Microsoft faces EU antitrust warning over Activision deal – sources.  Microsoft is likely to receive an EU antitrust warning about its $69 billion bid for "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard, people familiar with the matter said, that could pose another challenge to completing the deal. The...

Antitrust Matters Episode 11: The EU’s and UK’s Differing New Antitrust Regimes

Posted  01/18/23
Antitrust Matters provides engaging and timely conversations about competition policy in the digital age. Antitrust has always mattered to consumers and businesses, and to antitrust lawyers and economists, but today it also is in the political and public discourse more than ever. From the prices we pay for food, travel, financial services, payments to the way we interact daily using digital apps and platforms,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/11/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. Moves to Bar Noncompete Agreements in Labor Contracts.  In a far-reaching move that could raise wages and increase competition among businesses, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled a rule that would block companies from limiting their employees’ ability to work for a rival. The proposed...

Antitrust Matters Episode 10: Private Equity & Antitrust – A New Approach?

Posted  12/22/22
Antitrust Matters provides engaging and timely conversations about competition policy in the digital age. Antitrust has always mattered to consumers and businesses, and to antitrust lawyers and economists, but today it also is in the political and public discourse more than ever. From the prices we pay for food, travel, financial services, payments to the way we interact daily using digital apps and platforms,...

Defendants in UK Class Action Reprimanded for Improper Letters to the Class 

Posted  12/16/22
By Simon Yeung and Andreas Killi In the first ruling of its kind in the UK, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT” or “Tribunal”) has ruled that lawyers representing the Defendants in a class action should not have sent letters directly to potential class members seeking to persuade them to opt-out of the class. The CAT rebuked the Defendants and their attorneys in a ruling issued 28 November 2022 for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/13/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Meta battles U.S. antitrust agency over future of virtual reality.  The Biden administration accused Meta Platforms Inc of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, kicking off a high-profile trial to try to prevent the Facebook parent from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/6/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Spotify CEO renews attack on Apple after Musk's salvo.  Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple in a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker "gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers." Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp's $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, Politico reported, citing people familiar with...

Massive Over-Disclosure in the UK May be The Hallmark of a New “Bespoke Disclosure Regime” For Our Digital Age

Posted  11/28/22
By Simon Yeung and Johanna Hoyos In a radical move, Mr Justice Marcus Smith is ushering in a new disclosure option in England by ordering “massive over-disclosure” of documents by the parties in Genius Sports Technologies Ltd v Soft Construct (Malta) Ltd. Essentially, he ordered that the entire pool of documents – minus irrelevant or privileged ones – should be disclosed for the receiving party to search,...
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