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Security should be key to future digital policy, departing Commerce secretary says Foreclosure auction juror attributes hung jury to ‘weak chain of evidence’ Pokemon Go creator, augmented reality advocates defend privacy practices to Senate panel Trump win offers window for EU privacy regime to go global Microsoft, LinkedIn deal buoyed as EU ‘market tests’ concessions Fate of EU court rulings post-Brexit could be in hands of UK judges Privacy Shield lawsuits in EU court face ‘admissibility’ hurdle Trump’s plans to abandon UN climate deal puts EU projects in doubt EU ruling on Spanish tax breaks spells trouble for probes into Luxembourg EU ‘winter energy’ proposals tread fine line between change and continuity Uber, Amazon paying litigation price over fine print Judge Forrester warns UK against politicizing competition law Hopes fade for Indonesian competition law changes Reversibility of Brexit talks downplayed in UK Supreme Court litigation Gannett loses bid to dismiss privacy suit after judge finds plaintiff suffered concrete injury under Spokeo Barnier to host Brexit seminar with senior national officials next week As VW scandal lingers, EU confronts Copenhagen legacy UK examines plans to avoid ‘zombie laws’ as Brexit wreaks havoc on statute book French bribery plea deals inspired by UK model South Korea to reveal results of probe into certifications of other automakers by end of month, after VW violations UK is vulnerable to exploitation in trade-deal haste, diplomat says Microsoft, LinkedIn should heed Vestager’s warning about ‘unique’ data Dow, DuPont deal dogged by ‘big picture’ issue in EU Huawei and Samsung to argue radically divergent views of patent, antitrust dispute as US litigation heats up Brexit talks will be tough; agreement on post-Brexit status could be tougher Superfast networks take center stage in new EU telecom rulebook Kroes’s potential antitrust conflicts surface in broken promises, lost files Green bonds, fintech, retail finance get boost in EU’s Brexit reboot ‘Slavish’ copyist or fading giant — dueling narratives in play with Cisco-Arista copyright trial set to start Uber urges EU judges to treat it as an ‘intermediary,’ not a transport service ‘Norwegian’ solution could solve UK’s budget conundrum Apple, Google’s smartphone practices questioned as possibly anticompetitive by Japan ministry report Pfizer-AstraZeneca antibiotics deal on track for clearance in Brazil Amazon critics press for US antitrust probe as e-commerce giant’s market share grows Financiers’ use of Big Data to draw EU scrutiny this year Hong Kong antitrust regulator has started raids as probes deepen, Wu says Public rifts over Brexit show split in government, departure from convention China’s Internet-only lending platforms could pose risks to the larger banking system: legal scholar Yahoo faces regulatory and litigation peril from global data breach Microsoft gears up for showdown in Brussels over LinkedIn’s dataset UK picks its EU court battles as Brexit nears Some antitrust enforcers skeptical that sale of stores could fix Walgreens-Rite Aid deal Trump victory risks hardening EU’s stance on Brexit Mass data-transfer audit takes off in Germany amid privacy concerns Blockchain has work to do in convincing regulators, market executives say Microsoft, LinkedIn near critical Brussels milestone May’s Brexit plans complicated by High Court ruling Facebook facing fraud suit after inflating key video ad metric Petrobras, White Martins negotiating with CADE over merger review of gas consortium More detailed cartel charge sheets needed to aid defenses, Brazilian bar members suggest Vestager chooses pragmatic Gazprom solution, but risks abound FCA ‘passporting’ list shows extent of companies, sectors exposed to Brexit risk Yahoo data breach is investigated in Germany, as concerns rise across Europe Federal streamlining of peer-to-peer funding, enforcement in crowdfunding will help industries, FTC told BMW, Peugeot push for end of EU duties on Chinese wheels Intel’s victory in EU court opinion may prove short-lived Asia sits in EU’s sights in renewed privacy ‘adequacy’ push US Senate Democrats may hesitate to expand cybersecurity enforcement under Trump, Cornyn aide says New EU law on antitrust powers scheduled for first half of next year China in major push to regulate online finance Brexit doesn’t withdraw EU citizens’ right to live in UK, London court hear US FTC’s McSweeny pushes for changes in antitrust enforcement practices and law Clinton highlights consumer protection, antitrust enforcement as key economic priorities Mexico’s Cofece opens probe into possible collusion in drug production, distribution Cartel fines ‘chiefly’ based on gains made are ‘inaccurate,’ Brazil’s top antitrust investigator says Merkel warns of Brexit ‘rough going’ after May’s first summit Transparency in alternative trading systems one way SEC can deal with fintech change, regulator says Clinton advocates for consumer oversight board to control ‘unjustified’ drug price hikes ‘End’ of EU mobile roaming marks the start of implementation headaches Vestager, Gazprom to meet this month on antitrust charges UK’s 40 billion euro bill could be EU’s first Brexit hurdle PAE business models have two types, FTC says in long-awaited study Brexit stirs doubts about future of EU sanctions regime Bouygues Telecom-SFR network-sharing deal upheld as French court rejects Orange appeal Nutanix under cartel probe in Hong Kong ahead of $238-million US IPO on Nasdaq today May’s Brexit red lines prompt new questions on the semantics of sovereignty Mr. Brexit’s long resume set to reverberate through coming talks UK ministers show ‘deep ignorance’ about Brexit’s legal impact, former EU judge says New York cybersecurity regulations too onerous, banks and other critics say Murdoch’s fresh bid for Sky draws political fire South Korea poised to join Apec cross-border privacy system UK’s defence pledge creates goodwill but doubtful leverage in Brexit talks May seeks early deal on individuals’ rights as EU leaders agree Brexit process UK Snooper’s Charter could hinder post-Brexit data deal with EU Chinese cities release bespoke rules for Uber-like car services Brazilian watchdog meets targets, despite turmoil over cartel fines French watchdog Soriano promotes ‘self-organized’ market in land of dirigisme ITC sets criteria to review US Steel’s antitrust complaint, sets up definitions for 337 antitrust injury China Communications Construction debarment row brews as concerns grow over Malaysia’s award of $12.3bn rail project Volcker Rule sapped bond liquidity during market stress, Fed paper says Cybersecurity set to be hallmark of 2017 digital policy EU might struggle to stop UK’s ambition to be low-tax haven post-Brexit Serious Fraud Office could face uncertain future with May as prime minister UK prime minister eyes revamp, not rejection, of free movement Messaging app WeChat becoming a new tool for China’s antitrust 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DuPont merger facing likely in-depth EU probe Brazilian watchdog asks, Expedia to respond to hotel pricing complaint London financial center sees hope as global ‘utility’ after Brexit Pressure builds on Goldman Sachs over role in 1MDB scandal, as MAS discloses probe Chinese dam builder seeks Congo project after avoiding World Bank penalty DOJ intentionally delaying Anthem-Cigna trial in effort to end deal, Anthem says Google, Apple on Japanese regulator’s radar for antitrust concerns over smartphone practices Strength of ‘Privacy Shield’ hinges on Facebook case in Ireland Brexit shouldn’t cut EU environment protections, UK Parliament committee says Deutsche Börse, LSE merger on track despite Brexit Uncertainty in Brexit talks could cause immigration ‘surge,’ UK lawmakers warn Barnier brings record of dealmaking over ideology to Brexit talks Michel Barnier tapped as EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Brexit benefit of EU’s plans for red-tape cutting digital portal UK minister promises ‘clarity’ on farm support, policies post-Brexit Scottish leader outlines priorities for Brexit negotiations UK government might need further democratic ‘mandate’ for new EU deal Brexit lawsuit hearing set for October ​All Brexit talks should face UK Parliament scrutiny, Lords say Vodafone chief pleads for ‘pragmatic’ Brexit solution Brexit gives EU-US trade deal added importance, Kerry says Retail banking may get Brexit boost, challenger banks say Brexit has changed nothing for EU climate goals, Cañete says Hatch sets new conditions on TTIP, calls for UK trade pact UK must sort out WTO relations before sealing post-Brexit trade deals, former negotiator says Canadian officials share ‘technical’ details of EU trade deal with UK counterparts UK antitrust laws won’t compensate for lost competitiveness, Bank of England’s Weale says Brexit shifts balance of nuclear debate in Europe, Yeo says UK could stay in Europe-wide patent regime after Brexit, EPO chief says UK Brexit minister’s trade stance will need refining Google’s antitrust woes deepen as EU ramps up charges in search, advertising businesses Provisional ‘copy-paste’ of EU trade deals could be UK’s Brexit life-raft Brexit threatens EU gas-security plans UK should be excluded from EU trade decisions, industry figure says ‘No sequel’ to Brexit, Tusk says EU plays hardball over UK stepping out then trading back in British steelmakers pin hopes on continued EU trade defense, for good reason How a technological revolution could save the EU in a post-Brexit world UK should ‘get real’ over tariff threat to car industry, minister says Brexit could dent UK’s power to shape future money-laundering laws Brexit may clear path for EU’s e-commerce VAT plans Superior Plus-Canexus gets past hamstrung Canadian officers only to run into US suit Japan’s antitrust guidelines on intellectual property rights start to permeate corporate Japan Credibility of CADE settlement program at risk with debate over fines Hollande says competition rules need ‘adapting’ under new post-Brexit priorities Anthem, Cigna hear skepticism about deal and divestitures from DOJ’s Baer Digital policy stays on track after Brexit vote, top EU tech official says Facebook, other Silicon Valley giants get jitters over European regulatory environment French corruption bill clears hurdle at National Assembly Intel denounces ‘huge expansion’ of EU’s legal reach in antitrust-fine appeal Timing, geographic boundaries pose hurdles to coordinating cartel fines, says EU official US Steel makes strategic choice to take Chinese steel price-fixing case to US ITC, not court ‘Henry VIII powers’ are needed to unpick EU legal knot, say pro-‘Brexit’ lawyers Supreme Court won’t review Google AdWords ruling News in Libor litigation means banks should think settlement Brussels shies away from Airbnb, Uber battles in EU states, for now Public disclosure of Treasuries trading data should be limited, mutual funds say Shipping business would be ‘exposed’ if UK left EU, government says Bat mitzvah story may have scored points for Oracle in Android copyright trial against Google Netflix, YouTube face curbs in new EU video law, broadcasters get relief Will ‘Brexit’ spell the end for Cornish Clotted Cream? Money clashes with identity in ‘Brexit’ debate over culture Brexit’ threatens UK fossil-fuel investments, Chatham House says Google ethics also at issue in Android copyright trial against Oracle Philippine competition chief says agency faces high expectations, nurtures high hopes Chinese hot-rolled coil draws subsidy probe in EU UK top fraud fighter boosted by powers to prosecute top executives Hutchison, O2 deal could hit stiff opposition in UK, EU ‘Fair use’ test at heart of $9 billion Google-Oracle copyright trial Soul-searching begins for the likes of Google as EU gets new privacy law Token tweaks won’t save bad mergers, Lynch says after challenge to Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal EFTA court could offer post-‘Brexit’ UK more flexibility than ECJ Debate over encryption will continue in courts and Congress Brexit would increase merger, antitrust burdens for business, Fingleton says In Europe, ‘5G’ means leapfrogging US web giants EU tax probes turn Belgian decision from 2003 into battleground Apple’s battle against government over iPhone encryption ‘back door’ not a US issue only IEEE accreditation under spotlight at US standards body Banks face ‘serious questions’ over FIFA scandal, UK lawmakers told Politics, not complaints, will play in any Google tax probe Oracle pushes judge to force Google to disclose terms of deals with Apple, other mobile competitors US prosecution ‘ruined me,’ says Europe’s first extradited cartel executive VW discusses $10-15 billion settlement to resolve US civil suits on emissions scandal Canadian executive ‘paid kickbacks’ to win environmental work, prosecutor says as trial opens SolarWorld sues EU over Chinese solar-panel price agreement Counterclaims against Intellectual Ventures could establish role for antitrust law in some ‘patent troll’ cases Google’s map display box could have boosted traffic to rivals, product manager says JP Morgan, Goldman push judge to throw out zinc claims Basel interest-rate plan assailed by US regulators, OCC chief says EU set to charge capacitor makers with cartel offense Debbie Feinstein of the FTC on the use of disgorgement in competition cases Does the FTC need new tools to help it gain access to emails in civil cases? 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Chatty lawyers kill settlement in American Express anti-steering case Below-cost pricing guidelines offer Hong Kong businesses some reassurance FTC divide on SEPs detailed in comments to trade agency Charged FIFA officials in Switzerland could hold up US proceedings for months, prosecutor says Canada’s effort to ease debarment policy for government contracts still falls short US anti-money laundering rules still seen as having gaps Judge dismisses racketeering claims against Hewlett-Packard — for now China’s NDRC faces challenges in scrutiny of pharma pay-for-delay agreements Japan Fair Trade Commission, business community square off over ban on lawyers during questioning No ‘utility-style’ regulation of broadband, FCC chairman pledges Judge signals she won’t issue final dismissal of Pemex suit alleging bribery by Hewlett-Packard at early stage of litigation EU should be cautious about regulating Internet platforms, Vestager says Antitrust agencies should be wary of ‘excessive pricing’ cases in patent disputes, Hesse says ‘Hold-up’ cases against patent holders lack ‘systematic’ economic evidence, Wright says Clearinghouse stress-test standards on horizon, officials say Botched prosecution highlights possible difficulties in pursuing fraud cases for conduct abroad Clearinghouses quizzed on stress tests as authorities mull guidance Ripples of FIFA case will test jurisdiction, sponsor cooperation China’s NDRC adopts effect-based approach to SEP regulations, official says EU decisions on tax-sweetener cases expected in ‘the next months,’ Koopman says EU Commission favors stability in shuffling financial unit heads China’s NDRC singles out three areas for antitrust regulation in SEP licensing misconduct, official says HKCC may find legal basis for early acceptance of block exemption applications Commissioners, staff were split on Google’s search syndication exclusivity Companies that exit market could still be on competition hook, Canadian court says EU’s e-commerce drive may expose barriers, but risks lacking focus EU may draft LNG strategy to cut dependence on Russia? 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Facebook only has 15 percent of virtual currency market for games, lawyer tells judge Payment disruptors set to get easier access to bank-account information under EU plan North American customs model is surprising choice for EU-UK trade post-Brexit Kate Boulton Insight Center Thank You Page Event Confirmation Data-breach probes will focus on repeat failures, UK’s privacy chief says Mofcom collects industry views on Bayer, Monsanto deal, with no strong opposition yet seen Trump could destroy ‘fragile’ UN climate treaty, Hedegaard says Nokia Case Study New arrangement enables faster exchange of evidence between Hong Kong, mainland China in commercial, civil litigation US Senate bill would broaden Cfius review to include food security, give USDA, HHS permanent membership Anthem throws support behind American Health Care Act as it seeks support for Cigna merger Lighthizer promises to step up trade enforcement, employ new tools EU’s Barnier pairs with pragmatic German to form powerful Brexit team Advisory Potential remedies against Apple Korea could harm business, trigger probes by other regulators SocGen faces UK evidence request for US bribery probe into Libyan ties Regulators Academic Antibribery survey bears out DOJ compliance advice UK’s arm’s-length relationship with EU regulators creates opportunities, risks ECB looks beyond capital in urging banks to cut costs, merge As 5G battle looms, EU regulators head for the high ground Big Four auditors’ affiliates drawing more scrutiny than ever before overseas Debate on fine calculations creates challenges for companies seeking to settle Artificial intelligence could catch antitrust laws flat-footed, CMA’s Currie says FTC:Watch Trump courts WTO reprisals with move to ‘Buy American’ steel FTC Watch Thank You In private practice, Gorsuch called for greater transparency in class action settlements 9 out of 10 partners of UK law firms are concerned about losing talent to international firms post-Brexit, new study reveals Gazprom probe reveals limits of applying EU antitrust law HSBC banker facing US charges nearly gets nod to go home to UK, even as prosecutors complain he might never come back Qilu files lawsuit against Sihuan in China’s first SEP antitrust case in pharma sector Thai Airways’ entire 2004 board, two Thaksin-era ministers, named as suspects in Rolls-Royce probe Singapore moves ahead with digital currency even as privacy concerns dog blockchain Mofcom’s Didi, Uber non-notification probe grinds on in preliminary phase ​Japan debate on Big Data IP protection hits classic issue of regulation v. innovation Anthem, near deadline on Cigna deal, looks to buy time in Delaware court Google users searched embarrassing terms less in wake of privacy change, study finds Echoing Trump, House Republicans push for Ninth Circuit break-up while judges push back Lipsky talks continuity at FTC, but wants some changes Ohlhausen takes quest for permanent chair to conservative conference Reflective Feinstein proud that staff is always ‘litigation ready’ Pahl replaces Rich as guard changes at Bureau of Consumer Protection Gorsuch seen as balanced antitrust professor who didn’t preach Lots of changes ahead at FTC regardless of Trump’s pick for chairman Ramirez’s exit leaves two FTC commissioners, increasing possibility of stalemate Ohlhausen has edgier tone as she takes FTC reins What does Germany’s high industrial employment have to do with antitrust and the new Trump Administration? The ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017 Bribery convict hangs appeal demand on Cameron’s ‘corrupt Nigeria’ gaffe Ohlhausen wants to explore FTC withdrawing Qualcomm suit Ohlhausen pushes FTC to focus on consumer harm, following the process through Ohlhausen says study shows FTC’s in-house court isn’t pre-ordained to find liability Reyes could rely on coalition-building skills if tapped for FTC chair post FTC should revisit Google search investigation, two AGs say Goldman Sachs says its investment in cable cartelist did not amount to control Delrahim, DOJ antitrust chief nominee, wins praise, but Trump could complicate the job UK push to replace EU laws could prompt legal challenges China’s NDRC suspends probe into 18 container shipping companies EU will analyze ‘efficiency’ claims of loyalty rebates, Madero says China NDRC plans to strengthen fair-competition reviews, official says Appeal of American Express antitrust decision to be decided with input of new administration, DOJ official says Latin American countries form strategic alliance for antitrust cooperation State AGs need to ‘step up’ for rule of law, NY enforcer says Companies need federal cybersecurity guidelines, candidate for FTC chair says Mofcom to roll out new merger control measures as a priority for 2017 First UK class action over mobility scooters faces setback Having one agency in charge of all privacy issues ‘doesn’t make sense,’ FTC’s McSweeny says Neil Haggerty Sand trade silence persists as Cambodian politician, Singapore official meet China NDRC’s decision on Qualcomm could send message on intervention in IT patent practices FTC’s Lipsky criticizes Obama-era antitrust officials for ‘careless talk’ China has yet to impose extra-territorial antitrust remedy, NDRC official says Drop-off in competition litigation could slow evolution of case law, van der Woude says Cofece prefers structural remedies, upfront buyers in merger reviews, agency’s president says Member states, not EU enforcers, developed ‘novel’ approach to taxes, Laitenberger says Finch to become DOJ’s acting antitrust head, principal deputy EU, Australia seek to scrap all tariffs in future trade deal Lawyers clash over whether FTC is excessive in use of consent decrees Privacy Shield court challenges face EU Commission opposition Commissioner’s rare public opposition to FTC staff settlement in DirecTV case exposes internal rifts States grow more active on Internet privacy issues as Washington steps back Navigating Brexit & The Great Repeal Bill Japanese lawmakers, JFTC edge towards agreement on antitrust penalty review Podcasts Podcast: Trump’s plans to abandon UN climate deal puts EU projects in doubt MLex Summer Party 2017 Tonia Moore Xiumei Dong Takehiko Kamakura Xiaoqiong Gao Cinémoi founder says AT&T-Time Warner merger will harm independent programmers, innovation McFadden: DOJ seeks to prevent and resolve bribery cases, not break records for FCPA fines FTC has capability to police net neutrality, Ohlhausen says Utah’s Reyes talks about BYU and Berkeley, metaphors and munchies McSweeny stresses FTC’s independence, need for vigorous enforcement Hytera, Sepura deal faces UK scrutiny over risk to national security Expect debate over preempting state privacy laws for ISPs, Senate staffers say Foreign finance sector in China’s sights as NDRC mulls probe of suspected cartel EU data watchdog skeptical of US commitment to Privacy Shield US government seeks to influence Privacy Shield court challenges SEC won’t be heavy-handed cybersecurity regulator, officials say Downplaying Trump retrenchment, global regulator voices confidence in new Basel pact UK could follow Nordic energy model after Brexit Podcast: China rises from ashes of US climate-policy uncertainty Podcast: China lodges WTO complaint against EU, US over market-economy rules Podcast: ‘End’ of EU mobile roaming marks the start of implementation headaches Podcast: The European Central Bank looks beyond capital in urging banks to cut costs, merge Podcast: Margrethe Vestager and EU Competition Law US vice president’s visit puts spotlight on Indonesia’s precarious trade position Bruising battle ahead to host EU banking and drug agencies after Brexit Gridlock threatens FTC’s history of bipartisanship So what would populist antitrust policy look like? Privacy Regulation & Enforcement in 2017 Sessions pledges to level playing field as DOJ enforces FCPA Hackers could knock out electricity with net-connected devices, utility group warns Podcast: Alleged bribery at Indonesia's MAXpower US probe of steel dumping as national security issue could lead to sanctions Banks face punishment in Poland over EU-wide recovery plans Airbnb could face referral to prosecutors for not complying with KFTC order US-based fugitive Chinese tycoon named in Interpol red notice faces litigation in the US, China Podcast: Anti-Bribery & Corruption Developments in China Give ministers honest advice on Brexit, top UK trade official urges Alleged bribe was loan, ex-Guinea mines minister tells FBI in interview played for jury Wanted Chinese tycoon defiant against $88 million US lawsuit, threatens to expose corruption of Chinese officials UK white-collar crime tip-off site proves modest, but welcome, source of leads European insurers’ capital models to come under pressure in Eiopa report Derivatives traders face easier reporting, clearing rules in draft EU bill For UK tech industry, change is the only certainty of Brexit Natalie McNelis Pudji Lestari Nilaratna Xuto Federal privacy votes fuel legislative efforts in a growing list of states Past Events Selected 2017 Articles Qualcomm tests FTC’s IP enforcement chops, bipartisanship Pressure rising for Trump watchdogs to take aggressive action Macron’s win will put wind in the sails of EU’s digital strategy Macron’s win will put wind in the sails of EU’s digital strategy Several foreign companies may be indicted over Petrobras corruption probe China issues first judicial interpretation on personal data protection, toughens stance on violators Competition agencies must streamline probes as global leniency bids drop, officials say Disruptive technologies such as Uber split antitrust officials over regulators’ role Unapologetic Berec chief wants better, not more, regulation Podcast: The 1MDB Money Laundering Investigation Trump administration inaction seals Anthem’s fate, delays Dow-DuPont Renewable-energy industry breathes small sigh of relief after French election UK should not be allowed to indulge in tax dumping, Macron says Thank You Yang Yue Rodrigo Russo Macron told to protect ‘endangered’ UN climate talks MLex Asia coverage finalist for two SOPA Award categories New KFTC chairman nominated today EU-Singapore trade fight reveals hurdles facing Brexit trade negotiations Office List Democrats’ choice of Chopra for FTC seat shows Warren’s clout Energy Index Side Content Energy & Climate Change Index AT&T case sheds light on future of common carrier exemption French, Belgian retailers face EU cartel probe over consumer-goods buying EBRD bribery middleman was 'expensive post box,' London court hears ​ECB asks to see banks' contingency plans for hard Brexit before BOE does Clarity needed on EU system for cross-border privacy probes, regulators say EU can point to clear precedents in Brexit court showdown Facebook settles antitrust suit over virtual currency Expert report likely to be pivotal as Anthem data breach litigation goes forward Cinémoi founder met with DOJ to discuss ways to reduce harm from AT&T-Time Warner deal Senate Republicans, Democrats agree on community bank relief, but point fingers on tactics Podcast: US Antitrust & Merger Regulation Under President Trump Chinese app developers to take fight with Apple to SAIC Chinese chemicals price surge stokes regulators' suspicions of monopoly conduct Dozens of China-based insurers under investigation by sector regulator as securities watchdog's crackdown draws first blood National lawmakers must ratify EU-Singapore deal, court finds Net neutrality's impact on Internet capital spending not clear China considers sweeping regulation of cross-border data transfers China considers 19-month grace period before enforcing cross-border data transfer rules China's Cybersecurity Law, critical information infrastructure and cross-border data transfers Paul Weiss's Joseph Simons under consideration for FTC chair France’s election of a free marketeer bodes well for M&A Joanna Sopinska 中国的《网络安全法》,关键信息基础设施和跨境数据传输 Preparations for data compliance can't wait, as clock ticks on EU overhaul Legal action looms over governments' failure to get behind EU's electric-vehicle push DOJ, international partners discuss division of fines in multijurisdictional bribery cases Silicon Valley FBI cybersecurity chief aims for better cooperation with tech giants Views on algorithms and competition law expose EU-US divide ​Japanese sharing-economy body looks to self-regulate to head off official intervention The US decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement Walgreens-Rite Aid deal poses too much uncertainty, risk Trump officials will revive ‘Baxter doctrine’ ditched by Obama team, Lipsky says Bumble Bee Foods, Chicken of the Sea, Starkist senior executives were involved in price-fixing, Wal-Mart suit alleges UK Competition and Merger Control Remicade drug probe heralds new UK antitrust front on pharma markets Socrates claim shows benefits, pitfalls of UK’s new fast-track litigation ICE, Trayport data-sharing deal at risk after merger collapse Brazilian Court of Auditors freezing assets of companies in probe of Petrobras oil refinery ​Big Data, antimonopoly law study may put brakes on Japan's data market growth Sanctions Board rejects link of World Bank probe to prosecutions As Trump's antitrust enforcers wave white flag on American Express, states raise their colors Industrial paint sector appears to be target of inquiry by China's NDRC Request a Trial ​Servier contests anticompetitive aim behind drug-patent deals MLex Wins Top Awards in Business Reporting, Breaking News at Annual SOPA Awards Ceremony New EU mobile regime pits roamers against stay-at-homers, prompting more change New EU mobile regime pits roamers against stay-at-homers, prompting more change DOJ drops Amex case after protracted battle, 11 states pick up baton Vizio case shows the hidden pitfalls of privacy, unfairness 'Every great result we get is a result of the work they do,' DOJ's departing Snyder says of criminal antitrust team Wright on Trump: Populist talk will have little impact on antitrust enforcement Japan’s Big Data Challenge China Gas Association ponders antitrust guidelines after string of investigations Group develops tool to prevent machine-learning bias, regulatory risk FCPA enforcers say they'll stay the course on enforcement under Trump French companies will face spot checks, new corruption agency's head says UK judges hearing bulk-data collection case to seek EU court guidance Unwinding of ICE-Trayport merger in spotlight as data-deal ruling nears Net Neutrality: An Early Battleground for the Trump Administration ビッグデータが日本にもたらすチャレンジ Simon Zekaria World Bank sanction on French firm shows benefits of cooperation Tesco, Booker deal draws fire from Parfetts, amid supply-chain concerns Ex-antitrust litigator Donato makes waves on bench in capacitor case UK Competition & Merger Control EU, Google shopping-markets clash reveals broader strategic puzzle Singapore mulls cryptocurrency AML guidelines amid growing demand for initial coin offerings Robert McLeod Presentation June 2017 EU's Google shopping case serves as 'precedent' for future cases France, Germany lead EU ministers to energy-savings deal France, Germany lead EU ministers to energy-savings deal US seeks to intervene in Apple's court challenge of EU tax probe EU eyes Brexit-deal 'kill switch' to enforce UK pledges Pahl pledges greater focus on economics in enforcement decisions New KFTC chief looks to lawmakers to support chaebol reform as he sets out agenda New KFTC chief looks to lawmakers to support chaebol reform as he sets out agenda Interview Ventsislav Karadjov Clearinghouse parent companies might have to pledge emergency aid, in EU bill Call by UK business lobbies for Brexit transition underlines May’s weakness China cracks down on over $11 billion of stock market fraud Congress members make noise about mergers; regulators make decisions Brazil faces international pressure following moves to weaken corruption powers US contemplates framework for aid to UK police that could be extended to other countries Choice is not the same as competition, property-portal lawsuit shows New KFTC chief looks to lawmakers to support chaebol reform as he sets out agenda Inflight WiFi and regulatory questions in the EU Companies face new UK levies to fund post-Brexit regulators EU increasingly takes on role of global antitrust enforcer Facebook hauled back to EU court, but on weaker legal grounds Germany’s Messer Group watching for opportunities to acquire Praxair-Linde divestitures EU to cut biodiesel tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, following WTO ruling Canada, like US, names anti-corruption bill for Magnitsky, draws Russian rebuke China creates finance sector super-regulator as it fights to rein in risks Indian trade chief sees 'a lot of opportunity' from Brexit Podcast: The EU's zombie bank problem Apple-Qualcomm fight expands as Taiwanese contractors join antitrust fray EU Parliament's Albrecht says US politics cause nervousness, uncertainty in future of Privacy Shield Competition Litigation Conference 2017 Investment in clean trucks reliant on EU policy Japan’s Bitcoin exchanges self-regulate as currency split threatens FTC urged to reopen Google probe after record EU fine Setting the price of Chinese solar panels in the EU A 'bulldog' in court, Kempf has history of merger wins, spectacular losses Water-tank cartel ruling 'lacking in common sense,' Balmoral tells UK court Decision that let Rabobank traders off the hook complicates US-UK joint investigations Banco Popular windup faces challenges over information as much as finances Corrupt World Bank consultant has sparked slew of European criminal probes An early impasse for the Brexit negotiations UK mimics EFTA rules in search for Brexit court fix 日本のLNG市場に変革をもたらす公取委報告書 JFTC report on LNG trade set to reshape relations between buyers, sellers Diesel scandal reaches fever pitch Podcast: Luxury goods, online marketplaces & a heated antitrust debate Podcast: Outlook for Trump financial deregulation agenda Samsung advances bid for new trial against Apple on design patent damages Podcast: REMS and restricted generic access MACC arrests two more in Felda corruption probe; questions lawyers, accountants, consultants Pressure valve – the coming shakeup in Japan’s LNG market Interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza Wood Group’s takeover of Amec pivots on asset buyers EU freezes out UK bid to change life insurers' capital rules before Brexit Insurers asked to share model data as EU-US tussle over capital buffers looms Inversion Deals, M&A and Tax Under Trump Brexit minister's letter gives boost to EU single-market campaigners Ohlhausen touts successes amid waiting game Malaysia Submarine Scandal AT&T-Time Warner deal faces no obvious regulatory hurdle, but investors remain wary of Trump Democrats on Trade: A Better Deal? Apple, Qualcomm and the value of connectivity Google has much to gain, little to lose in legal fight against EU antitrust decision Apple faces formal complaint today over abuse of dominance in China Competition Law in Asia: Hot Topics and Future Trends Detailed EU cybersecurity rules for digital providers delayed until autumn What do the SFO’s latest probes say about the prosecutor’s state of mind? China's JD denies illegally collecting private WiFi data through smart-appliance application Patchwork of state privacy laws emerging Uber's regulation challenges clarify 'clear articulation' for antitrust immunity Cryptocurrency firms warm up to regtech solutions to help comply with anti-money laundering rules UK regulator doubles down on pricing in war on drugmakers' abuses Qualcomm says Apple antitrust suit creating a 'house on fire' for patent business Glencore implicated by Brazilian authorities in Petrobras corruption probe Trump vision of Dodd-Frank rollback moribund, but his regulators will chip away Trump eyes Simons for FTC chair, Wilson for commissioner spot UK shows pragmatism, high ambition in plan for post-Brexit cross-border disputes Digital token issuers advised to undertake due diligence to avoid violating securities laws Privacy & Data Security in the USA: Spokeo & Yahoo Courts will grapple with injury in privacy, data-breach cases after Spokeo ruling Qualcomm walks narrow path to reconcile statements in Apple antitrust dispute As cartels go global, competition regulators face a challenge to keep up Brett Ferguson The City of London Prepares for Brexit Hong Kong's privacy commissioner eyes EU data-protection regulation amid extensive review Antitrust lawyers call for greater transparency in JFTC's merger control process Sam Wilkin CEOs ask SEC to repeal Obama rule requiring pay-gap disclosures by companies Latin American endorsement of EU privacy model bolsters Brussels' leadership claim UK's game-changing court decision unlocks door to deeper ties Brexit: UK-EU talks at a crossroads Private colleges seek antitrust carve-out for cost-related woes Private colleges seek antitrust carve-out for cost-related woes EU starts wholesale-roaming review by commissioning updated cost analysis China’s ban on digital tokens underscores dilemma of regulating fintech Top semiconductor maker TSMC draws EU, US antitrust scrutiny Intel antitrust decision will shift EU regulator's gaze to market reality Intel ruling safeguards EU's antitrust reach, but triggers procedural headache The Intel antitrust decision and the EU GDPR Privacy Rules GDPR - The MLex Case Files Whistleblower calls out 'encrypted' promotional products cartel Argentina official targets trial date for former president in 2018 US policymakers fret over EU data protection law becoming a global blueprint Surveillance backlash casts ‘dark clouds’ over EU-US ties, US official says Google court ruling may force EU to revise privacy bill Bombardier faces anxious wait as Swedish corruption trial starts Equifax breach will spark regulatory scrutiny of credit reporting industry Japanese executives play risky game of 'wait and see' on EU data compliance A UK promise to pay up during Brexit transition years could break deadlock Blockchain can shake up financial services, affect financial stability, Fed paper says The Impact of Innovation in Merger Control – New York November 2017 Side Details AXA flags up months-old Singapore cyberattack as 72-hour reporting requirement mooted United Technologies, Rockwell Collins deal may stir competition concerns in China World Bank Sanctions Board should better use existing remedies, chairman says Elna capacitor plea rejected again; trial still set for November Plaintiffs push for class certification in Solodyn reverse-payment cases Intel ruling gives DOJ food for thought on reach of antitrust law Brazil, White-Collar Crime and Petrobras Side Form: Innovation in Merger Control New York Online celebrities in hot water with FTC over posts Greek shipping companies Aegean and Tsakos dragged into Petrobras corruption probe ​Brexit transition deal should start with status quo, UK's Hill says UK competition authority says it will cope with increased post-Brexit caseload 'No danger' of surge in class-action lawsuits in UK, says competition court judge Hill moves from DOJ to Bates White The Equifax Data Breach Prior relationship not required for antitrust 'refusal to deal' suit, FTC official says DOD's one-man antitrust office focuses on competitive effects in key defense markets, military readiness Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged biologics monopolization Tabcorp, Tatts ​decision lacks assessment of harm to competition, Australian Federal Court rules Democrats' sweeping data broker legislation could signal political sea change on privacy CFTC nomination sought by Senate Republicans so Giancarlo can move on rules ​EU states should coordinate vetting of foreign takeovers, draft proposal says Essilor, Luxottica teeter toward in-depth EU probe amid ‘bundling’ fears Brexit negotiations continue in the shadow of May’s Florence speech May's hunger for a Brexit deal seen in citizens' rights compromise German coalition talks will rob UK of precious Brexit negotiating time UK and EU still at odds over Brexit bill despite May's budget pledge Alstom and STX deals signal new era of French pragmatism in strategic-sector mergers Democrats, centrists, comedian push for tougher merger review The privacy debate goes global - rights, risks and regulation in an interconnected age Abbott, Alere seen getting regulatory clearance Chinese e-bikes to face EU dumping probe EU e-bike dumping probe could worsen trade tensions between Europe and China 'Anticompetitive and illegal' Parker Hannifin deal not shielded by HSR clearance, DOJ official says ​Confindustria fires top Brussels lobbyist as investigation into online scam continues Could a 'zombie' UK be the answer to Brexit transition dilemma over EU laws? Asia, Africa join the international privacy conversation Former Equifax CEO should pick up phone before declaring call center fixed US-led group rejects EU-UK proposal on splitting WTO quotas after Brexit Third Circuit seeks more from plaintiffs in price-fixing class actions Cartel fines dropped to lowest in decade in fiscal 2017 DOJ, capacitor makers change tack to salvage plea deals Risks of one shady meeting are laid bare in UK watchdog's court win Europe ramps up fight against coal, but questions arise about timing US ramps up penalties in fight against illegal ‘no poach’ agreements DOJ cases challenging no-poach, wage-fixing likely coming soon License fees on tech-standard patents can vary based on usage, draft EU policy paper says UK's economic crime-fighting review handed over to security ministry Samsung dealt blow in Chinese legal fight with Huawei as five more patents are invalidated Aicha Marhfour Paul Merrion GDPR, other privacy laws seen as opportunity for profit in 'consent economy' Look for more DOJ ‘fixes’ to deals under Delrahim Shell discloses details of internal Nigerian bribery probe to UK fraud agency Facebook returns to Belgian court to defend data practices Wells Fargo arbitration confusion illuminates importance of Senate rule debate Amazon’s Luxembourg tax bill spotlights EU-US fight over jurisdiction Basel bank deal likely to 'split difference' on 70-to-80 percent capital floor, Coen says US Senate Democrats' choice for FTC has consumer protection background Trump nomination maneuvering guarantees 2-1 Republican majority at FTC ACCC wins exclusive remit, sharper teeth in first-instance merger reviews in new amendments to law As FTC chairman, Simons likely to follow solid Republican course The east is red for multinationals after China’s Party Congress Mathematics could help UK’s May break Brexit money deadlock Bitcoin forks again to launch Bitcoin Gold, as cryptocurrency evolution accelerates Watch repairers left to ponder next move in fight against Swiss giants UK lawmakers' Brexit bill amendments increase risk of legal challenges Foreign Buyer Beware Ab Extras Ab Extra: Luxury: a state of mind? US Congress kills pro-consumer arbitration rule, setting stage to block payday lending rule Amex showdown heads to Supreme Court as lawyers weigh in Technology's financial frontier - blockchain, Bitcoin and the future of banking Antitrust in Brazil 2017 FTC's Ohlhausen, McSweeny remain at odds over using antitrust to enforce net neutrality Bermuda, Isle of Man lobbied UK government to escape revealing companies' owners State lawsuit offers insight into US DOJ generic drug probe The Gupta leaks go global EU financial agencies’ proposed powers face test before skeptical ministers Pfizer, Flynn pricing trial set to test UK reputation of drug industry EU may look kindly on Irish plea for Brexit state-aid leeway Concordia challenges CMA's dawn raid rights in hydrocortisone probe DOJ seeks information from Chinese airlines in air cargo probe Online-tracking consent will be required from May, EU official says Judge data-transfer contracts on their own merits, EU official says Japan's part in Apec data-transfer system not a big risk for EU privacy deal, official says Aluminum foil sets the stage for US and China trade dispute The belt-and-braces approach to EU data-transfer approval is gaining momentum With AT&T, tweets trip up Trump again DOJ moving at ‘full speed’ while FTC stays in holding pattern Facebook shouldn't face collective-action lawsuits in EU, top court opinion says Akzo Nobel, Axalta talks could draw antitrust scrutiny over powder coatings Google faces privacy, antitrust probe by Missouri AG Delrahim puts standard-setting organizations, implementers on notice over SEP licenses Countdown to the GDPR & Beyond Singapore vows to create pro-fintech regulatory framework while curbing money laundering, cyber-risks Nervous days for bankers and drugmakers awaiting vote on regulators' new home cities Hong Kong seeks to become hub for China's cross-border data flow ‘Modern slavery’ debate plagues soccer industry Australia reckons it’s ready to fight algorithmic collusion as world scrambles to review laws SBM Offshore’s struggle to settle global corruption probes E-privacy law stuck as EU governments ponder options, leaked paper shows Shell unit's involvement in 'corrupt' oil deal raises due-diligence questions Irish civil-rights lawsuit against Privacy Shield dismissed by EU court Missouri probe of Google may hint at troubles ahead for Big Tech Regulators must work harder to keep pace with fintech innovation, says CFTC chairman US sides squarely with owners of technology standards in patent licensing negotiations Uber hit with litigation wave over 2016 data breach it failed to disclose Reticent EU patent policy puts litigation, antitrust back in spotlight Air China, others receive subpoenas in air cargo case Rolls-Royce still under investigation in Brazil for corruption, despite plea deal Reversal of fortune: A worldwide win for innovators as patent policy pendulum swings back in their favor Facebook looks to technology to fight fake ads, election meddling, product policy director says Waymo Uber trade secret trial delayed, again MLex on Standard Essential Patents Air quality legal battle takes place in the heart of the EU Japan drops plan to allow arbitration of SEP disputes, taking cue from US regulators Privacy Rules GDPR Chinese rules on cross-border data transfers delayed by lack of consensus over reach Goliath v. Goliath: DOJ, AT&T battle over Time Warner deal Luxury brands' EU court win shifts fight over online-sales bans to national authorities MLex Activist Brexit compromise on courts likely to raise judges' eyebrows UK readies new unit to coordinate financial-crime fighters Litigation threat from Video Privacy Protection Act ebbs as circuit courts weigh in ‘More questions than answers’ about jurisdiction after Austria Asphalt case DOJ metal paint probe targets Valspar, PPG, focuses on coil coatings EU's bid for Brexit trade deal by 2020 points to limited scope US net neutrality debate likely to be decided by Supreme Court Long march to Brexit passes a milestone, but faces many more Don't be scared to speak up in Brussels, Berec chairman tells successor Fate of big media mergers in 2018 remains uncertain The Year in Antitrust and Privacy: AT&T, Equifax and Net Neutrality Everything Old is New Again: How Trump has changed Trade Canada Bread, Walmart among those under investigation for alleged bread price-fixing Former Mataboi Alimentos owners to file corruption lawsuit against meat processing giant JBS EU authorities draft terms for national supervisors to work with UK peers after Brexit Anxiety over data-transfer accord clouds UK adoption of EU privacy law EU investment firms, regulators gird for messy start to Mifid II MLex leadership recommits to business post-acquisition China's antitrust agencies bid farewell to slow 2017 as new year of expanded enforcement beckons US antitrust prosecutors finish out 2017 with mixed court record, ambitious new cases UK financiers’ hopes for EU ‘equivalence’ dim after Swiss debacle Watch repairers take antitrust fight against luxury-goods makers to EU’s top court MLex 는 규제 리스크를 먼저 알아냅니다. India’s push for connected society falters amid privacy pressures Electronic component companies subpoenaed in inductor cartel probe In-House Counsel McDonald’s probe tests EU competition department's power over tax treaties How Celgene uses safety concerns to keep its $7 billion cancer drug on top Jenna Ebersole Kristen Parillo Companies in Belgium could face dawn raids over privacy breaches Along with the new tech at CES, the wrap comes off new Republican regulators Heritage Banque executive handed Swiss fine over Petrobras failings Questions surround Russian nuclear probe despite new charges Japanese regulator slams brakes on antitrust penalty changes as lawmakers demand attorney-client concessions Singapore proposes deferred prosecutions in wake of ​Keppel unit’s $422 million US settlement