Global Antitrust & Trade Regulation Update

    View Authors Winter 2010

    This update includes the following articles:

    United States


    • Antitrust Agencies Provide Insight Into Proposed Revision of Horizontal Merger Guidelines
    • Smithfield Foods Fined US$900,000 for Premerger “Gun Jumping” Violation
    • DOJ Expresses Concerns With Proposed Amended Google Books Settlement
    • Taiwan-based TFT-LCD Producer Agrees to US$200 Million Fine for Cartel Participation
    • FTC and Key Congressional Members Urge Legislation to Curb “Pay-for-Delay” Settlements

    European Union


    • Legislative Changes Following the Treaty of Lisbon
    • New Best Practices Guidelines
    • Kraft’s Proposed Acquisition of Cadbury Cleared by Commission
    • Commission Imposes €173 Million in Fines for Participation in Plastic Additives Cartels
    • Commission Approves Oracle’s Proposed Takeover of Sun Microsystems After Thorough Investigation
    • GERMANY – German Competition Authority: Inspections at Retailers and Branded Products Manufacturers
    • RUSSIA – Federal Antimonopoly Service Warns Companies About Disseminating Information About Future Prices

    Around the World


    • JAPAN – Antimonopoly Act Amendment Passed
    • MALAYSIA – Competition Regime in Place by 2011
    • ARGENTINA – Telefónica Receives US$27.5 Million Fine for Failing to Notify Argentine Antitrust Authorities of Investment in Rival
    • BRAZIL – SDE Initiates Investigation into LCD-TFT Cartel
    • CHILE – Chile’s Antitrust Authority Seeks to Curb Anticompetitive Practices in Tourism Industry
    • MEXICO – Federal Competition Commission Fines Television Network US$3.7 Million