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The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (Part 1)
Pedro Mazer, Alfaro-Abogados
Argentina has recently received substantial investments from Chinese State-owned-Enterprises (“SOEs”), and more investments from such source are both under way and expected for the ...
The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises ( Part 2)
Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados
The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises ( Part 2) ...
The Argentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (part 3)
Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados
The Rule of Separation as described in the above paragraph appears a major focus of certain regulations issued by the Chinese government. The State-owned ...
The Atgentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Part IV )
Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados
The Rule of Separation as described in the above paragraph appears a major focus of certain regulations issued by the Chinese government. The State-owned ...
The Atgentine Antitrust Agency has adopted a conservative approach when assessing the structure of control Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Part V)
Pedro Mazer, Alfaro Abogados
The Argentine Antitrust Agency seems to have disregarded concepts such as the Rule of Separation, the Appointment Criteria, and the Review Methods, which on ...
Telecommunications: Commission approves decision of the German regulator to open up broadband markets, including very high-speed internet access (VDSL)
European Union
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Antitrust Claims and the E-commerce Market- May Significant Mirror Hosting Agreements Typify an Antitrust Claim?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
As more brick-and-mortar companies enter the e-commerce market, we may witness how traditional antitrust and trade rules, like the United States (US) Sherman Act ...
British Airways Plc and Korean Air Lines Co. Fixing Prices on Passenger and Cargo Flights
United States Department of Justice
WASHINGTON -- U.K.-based British Airways Plc and South Korean-based Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. have each agreed to plead guilty and pay separate $300 ...
Competition: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Telefónica concerning provision of broadband Internet access
European Commission
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Amsterdam questioned over subsidies for a major broadband project.
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The European Commission is investigating whether the city of Amsterdam is subsidizing a large-scale broadband project to the detriment of private telecom companies and ...
Competition: European Commission reaction to Microsoft announcement of 25th January 2006
European Commission
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Competition: Commission confirms receipt of Microsoft’s reply to Statement of Objections
European Commission
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The European Union Battles another Successful Technology Giant
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director – Europe
It’s a season of contrasts at Apple. A few days ago, the technology giant sold its 100 millionth iPod, making the iPod the fastest ...
The European Union’s battle against Microsoft
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The European Union has imposed yet another multi-million euro fine against software giant Microsoft Corp. for failing to provide technical information to allow its ...
Monopoly Claims against E-commerce Businesses
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The United States (US) has strong antimonopoly laws that are currently being applied to e-commerce cases. Most of these claims, though, have not ...
Federal Trade Commission closed Google / DoubleClick research
United States Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will not attempt to block Google Inc''''s proposed $ 3.1 billion acquisition of Internet ...
Broadband Bullying Banned
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director – Europe
First, it was France Télécom and Deutsche Telekom. Now, it’s Telefónica. The European Union has levied one of the largest fines ever – 152 ...
FTC Issues Administrative Complaint Seeking to Block Whole Foods Market's Acquisition of Wild Oats Markets
IBLS Contributor: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint challenging Whole Foods Market Inc."s approximately $670 million acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc. The ...
The Argentine Securities Commission Fosters Corporate Governance Regulations
IBLS Contributor: Carlos E. Alfaro, Alfaro Abogados Argentina, www.alfarolaw.com
In today’s global business world it is imperative for companies aspiring to improve their corporate rating and to achieve higher level of investments, to ...
Competition Law and Illegal Information Exchange in Europe
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney; IBLS Director
Dr. Frank L. Fine recently wrote an interesting article titled Information Exchanges under EU Competition Law: Heading for Regulatory Overload. This article addresses ...
 
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FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING IN SECOND LIFE VIRTUAL WORLDS
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Cyber criminals are increasingly turning to the opportunities that virtual worlds offer to launder money earned from fraud, malware, and other illegal activities. The ...
E-MAILS EXCHANGE BETWEEN GROUP MEMBERS DID NOT CONSTITUTE CONSPIRACY UNDER THE SHERMAN ACT
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a district court decision holding that e-mail communications between parties to the Third Generation ...
INTERNET INVESTMENT FRAUD IN THE UK
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Recently, the United Kingdom (“UK”) recognized the need to establish a single statutory regime for dealing with investment fraud. In addition to its own ...
CHINA ENJOYS RISKY DOUBLE DIGIT EXPANSION WHILE WEST REACTS TO OVERSEAS RESOURCE REACH
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
After a long run of economic success without much downside, China just released its first quarter numbers for 2007, and growth is near 11% ...
Gambling in Denmark is Contributing Towards Charitable Purpose
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Denmark has well developed system for taxing gambling profits and proceeds. Deployment of income and revenue generated by gambling industry is also channeled justifiably ...
Kloth v. Microsoft Corp., 444 F.3d 312 (4th Cir. 2006) and Untitrust Treble Damages
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) affirmed the judgment of the District Court of Maryland (“District Court”), where ...
A Class Action: DEITER et al v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, 436 F.3d 461 (2006)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In this antitrust class action, The Plaintiffs, computer software buyers, sued Defendant Microsoft, the computer software company, claming that Defendant overcharged them for software ...
Anti-trust Issues in The United States
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Every country has different standards to encourage anti-competitive business practices. American antitrust law has long held that the quest for monopoly is legal, as ...
Antitrust Claims by Online Credit Card Companies
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Plaintiff, a processing service for Internet credit card transactions claimed that MasterCard Internationals refund policy with regard to fraud violated the Sherman Act. ...
Denmark Supports Their Legal Barricades On Justified Footing To Avoid Gambling Abuse
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Denmark’s restrictive policy in regulating its gambling industry is argued as monopoly by other states. However, Denmark subscribes to the control methodology rather than ...
The European Union’s Battle Against Microsoft
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The European Union has imposed yet another multi-million euro fine against software giant Microsoft Corp. for failing to provide technical information to allow its ...
Merger Control In Spain
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Spain became member of the European Economic Community (EEC), now the European Union (EU), in 1986. Its legislation follows closely the EU Law model. ...
Merger Control In Italy
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Italy is one of the six founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC), back in 1958, now the European Union (EU). Its competition ...
Merger Control In Belgium
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Belgium is one of the founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC), back in 1958, now European Union (EU). Its competition law follows ...
Merger Control In Austria
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Austria is member of the European Union since 1995. Its competition law, like that of other Member States has been influenced since by the ...
Merger Control In France
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In the cases where a merger, acquisition or a joint venture does not fall into the scope of the EC Merger Control Regulation, it ...
Merger Control In The European Union
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
When two or more companies decide to merge their businesses or to create a joint venture in order to boost productivity, gain new markets, ...
The Icn Guiding Principles For Merger Notification And Review
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The International Competition Network (ICN) is a non-formal organization, functioning basically as a forum, allowing its members – national and multinational antitrust agencies – ...
The Icn Recommended Practices For Merger Notification Procedures
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The International Competition Network (ICN) is a non-formal organization, functioning basically as a forum, allowing its members – national and multinational antitrust agencies – ...
International Competition Network (icn)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The globalization of trade relations is followed nowadays by an internationalization of competition and, therefore, of anticompetitive practices, too. To date, there is not ...
Eu-us Best Practices Concerning Bilateral Cooperation In Merger Cases
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Recent years have seen an increasing globalization of the world markets and with this – a growing number of mergers involving multinational companies or ...
The EU-Canada 1999 Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Competition Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The increasing globalization of trade relations in recent years entailed a growing number of practices which restrict competition on a transnational level. Although the ...
The Eu-us 1998 Positive Comity Agreement In The Field Of Competition Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Following the conclusion of a first agreement between the United States and the European Union, in 1991, regarding the application of their respective competition ...
The Eu-us 1991 Cooperation Agreement In The Field Of Competition Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The European Union and the United States have one of the world’s best-developed systems of antitrust law. However, due to the increasing globalization of ...
Site Ranking Bombs
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Search engines have become affected greatly by the use of site ranking bombs. These types of mechanisms include weblogs that will divert users ...
Competition Act Of 2002 (ireland)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Competition Act of 2002 was designed to ensure that businesses compete on a level playing field by prohibiting certain types of anti-competitive behavior. ...
Mergers Under Israeli Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The ability for companies to engage in mergers is closely examined by regulators. The potential negative effect on the economy, the effect on ...
Criminalization of Cartels under UK Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
United Kingdom Law criminalizes behavior that is a breach of antitrust law and competitive practices. Cartel agreements will not only be liable for ...
Business Musts For Selling Goods In The United Kingdom
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Businesses that are selling goods directly to consumers in the United Kingdom must be aware of four pieces of legislation to be able to ...
INTERNAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS (Isreal)
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Internal compliance programs have been used by businesses as a means of demonstrating that they are complying with legislative polices. Due to ...
The Antitrust Effects Of Requirements Contracts
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of vertical restraints and their anticompetitive effects on competition has been used in a variety of forms including customer and territorial restrictions, ...
Unfair Methods Of Competition
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of unfair methods or deceptive practices in an effort to affect commerce and competition has been addressed in the Sherman Act, the ...
Territorial Restrictions And Potential Antitrust Liability
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of vertical restraints and their anticompetitive effect on competition between companies has demonstrated that their use should not be permitted. One ...
Exclusive Distributorships And Potential Antitrust Liability
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of vertical restraints and their anticompetitive effect on competition between companies has demonstrated that their use should not be permitted. One ...
Hart-scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act And Its Effect On Merger Activities
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
In the subject area of business regulation, the Clayton Act and the Sherman Act are the principle antitrust pieces of legislation. The Clayton ...
Group Boycotts And Their Effect On Competition
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Antitrust laws state that there should be the preservation and encouragement of competition among competitors in the marketplace of commerce. The use of ...
Price Fixing Among Competitors
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Antitrust laws state that there should be the preservation and encouragement of competition among competitors in the marketplace of commerce. The use of ...
The Jurisdiction Of The Sherman Act Covers Criminal Cases That Occur Outside Of The United States
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Sherman Antitrust Act prevents two different activities. The Sherman Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as ...
Clayton Act For Antitrust Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Clayton Act prevents different activities and was enacted to perceived deficiencies in the Sherman Act. The Clayton Act prevents the use of ...
Tying Arrangements Under Antitrust Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Clayton Act prevents different activities and was enacted to perceived deficiencies in the Sherman Act. The Clayton Act prevents the use of ...
Remedies Under Antitrust Law
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Remedies are available under antitrust law in actions that are filed in federal district court. These remedies can involve criminal sanctions, equitable relief, ...
Monopolization Under The Sherman Act
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Sherman Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as preventing the monopolization of the market by few competitors. ...
Determining To Windup A Dot Com Business
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Determining whether or not to file bankruptcy when deciding to end a dot.com or start-up business requires much consideration and evaluation in considering the ...
The Colloboration Among Competitors Of Horizontal Restraints
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Antitrust laws state that there should be the preservation and encouragement of competition among competitors in the marketplace of commerce. The use of ...
The Colloboration Among Competitors Of Vertical Restraints
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of vertical restraints and their effect on competition between companies has demonstrated that they should be prevented. Vertical restraints of trade ...
Mergers And Acquisition Decisions Of High Technology Practices
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of mergers and acquisitions in high technology practices has become very common. The need to properly analyze the benefits and disadvantages ...
Sherman Antitrust Act
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Sherman Antitrust Act prevents two different activities. The Sherman Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as ...
The Use Of Conglomerate Mergers
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Conglomerate mergers do not face as much contention as horizontal merger agreements. Conglomerate mergers will violate antitrust law if it serves to eliminate ...
The Antitrust Effect Of Joint Ventures
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
A joint venture is a business arrangement in which two or more parties undertake a specific economic activity together. Joint ventures are subject ...
The Robinson Patman Act
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The Robinson-Patman Act prevents the ability of competitors to discriminate in the prices charged between competing purchasers. Price discrimination will however be permitted ...
The Use Of Vertical Mergers
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of vertical mergers do not face as much contention as horizontal merger agreements. Vertical merger agreements involving the combination of ...
The Use Of Horizontal Mergers
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
The use of horizontal merger involving the combination of two competitors that perform similar or comparable goods or services. Because of the effect ...
Company Can Face Class Action Antitrust Suits
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
A judge has permitted consumers in Florida have banded together in a single class-action lawsuit to pursue antitrust claims against Microsoft. A lawsuit ...
Antirust Claims Involved In Online Movie Distribution
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Online movie distribution and music distribution has raised issues involving copyright infringement. This distribution is now entering the realm of antitrust law in ...
Uslaw Ibls Competition, Antitrust And Trade Regulation
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
What is called competition policy in many countries is call Antitrust and Trade Regulation in the United States. Antitrust is frequently paired with Unfair ...
Paypal Merger With Ebay
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
PayPal, Inc., a leading online payment service, has been purchased by ebay for $1.5 million. This purchase and potential merger could hold some ...
Antitrust Law Violations Investigated. Orbitz Business Practices Called Anticompetitive.
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Orbitz, an online travel company, is facing questions regarding possible antitrust violations. Orbitz has been accused of being anticompetitive since its founding by ...
Jupiter Media Matrix Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit With Netrating
IBLS Editorial Board - Staff Attorney
Jupiter Media Matrix filed a patent infringement action against NetRating. After unsuccessful attempts were made for a merger, a settlement is ultimately reached ...