Industrials Insight

    View Author October 2016
    In light of the US Federal Trade Commission’s decision in Fortiline, businesses should think carefully about their communications with suppliers and distributors who are also competitors.

    Competition partners, Alicia Batts and Francesco Liberatore, discuss here the recent case marking the first FTC challenge of an alleged invitation to collude between firms that are in both a horizontal and vertical relationship to one another, and provide a comparison with the approach of the EU competition authorities.