On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management...28 September 2016
U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division announces criminal penalties from cartel prosecutions
So, what’s ahead for 2015? Recent changes in leadership and organizational structure plus the influx of new talent should position the Antitrust Division the for a very active 2015. Having emerged from a significant overhaul spanning several years and including the closing of four field offices, the creation of new criminal sections, changes in leadership at the highest levels, and the lifting of an extended hiring freeze, this leaner remodeled division should be primed to continue its aggressive anti-cartel campaign in 2015.
Here are a few of our expectations:
- Auto parts prosecutions will continue, but they should wind down;
- California real estate foreclosure auction prosecutions will show no sign of letting up, and trials are likely;
- Capacitors investigation likely will lead to charges against major electronics companies;
- Ocean shipping investigation will continue with additional pleas and/or indictments; and,
- Generic pharmaceutical industry will continue to hold the Division’s interest.
For a more detailed assessment of what to expect in 2015, please check our article on Law360 available here: http://www.law360.com/competition/articles/604830 (subscription required)
Liability for anti-competitive behaviour by your employees and outside contractors: when you are off the hook and when you are not
In its recent VM Remonts judgment, the...02 August 2016