Antitrust & Trade Regulation Update

    View Authors February 2008
    This update includes the following articles:

    United States

    • FTC Approves Annual Adjustments to HSR Thresholds
    • FTC Approves Annual Adjustments to Thresholds for Interlocking Directorates
    • Appeals Court Upholds FTC Ruling Against Steel Tank Merger
    • DOJ Orders Divestitures in Clinical Research Consolidation NCAA Settles Antitrust Action Regarding Athletic Scholarships
    • NCAA Settles Antitrust Action Regarding Athletic Scholarships

    European Union

    • Drug Companies Raided in Generics Probe
    • Commission Launches Case Against Microsoft
    • E.ON Fined for Compromising Raid
    • EC Fines Synthetic Rubber Cartel
    • Regulators Raid Shipping Standard Companies
    • Germany Increases Scrutiny of Energy Sectors

    Around the World

    • INDIA – Competition Commission Revamps M&A Rules
    • JAPAN – METI Pressures JFTC to Apply Antimonopoly Act to Foreign Companies
    • JAPAN – JFTC to Abolish Appeals System in Collusive Bidding and Cartel Cases
    • MEXICO – Competition Agency to Investigate Fixed-Line Telephony Markets