Antitrust and Competition Law

Antitrust Law Daily
  • January 13, 2017

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today announced her resignation from the Commission effective February 10, 2017. Ramirez became Chairwoman on March 4, 2013, and has served as an FTC Commissioner since April 5, 2010, following her appointment by President Barack Obama. "It has been the honor of a lifetime to lead the Federal Trade Commission and to have played a role...

  • January 12, 2017

    A second foreign currency exchange (FX) dealer has pleaded guilty to federal fixing price charges. A one-count information was filed in the federal district court in New York City today, naming Christopher Cummins—a dealer of Central and Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and African (CEEMEA) currencies on the FX desk of an unnamed New York-based financial institution—as a participant in the...

  • January 09, 2017

    Foreign companies facing price fixing claims brought by the State of Washington in Washington state court have failed to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their challenge to the state court’s jurisdiction. Today, the Court denied their  petition for writ of  certiorari  and let stand a July 2016  decision  of the Washington state supreme court that the state...

  • January 05, 2017

    The Department of Justice has obtained its first plea agreement from an individual in its ongoing probe of price fixing in the foreign currency exchange (FX) market. The Justice Department  announced  yesterday that Jason Katz, a dealer of Central and Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and African (CEEMEA) currencies on the New York FX desks of three successive financial institutions, has...

In the News

Wolters Kluwer congratulates Herb Hovenkamp, author of Antitrust Law, recently honored for his contributions in the field of antitrust law at the Centennial Symposium of the Iowa Law ReviewRead what Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, had to say about Herb.

Wolters Kluwer would like to congratulate, Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook author, Ted Banks, on being honored in The National Law Journal's inaugural list of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers. Click here for the full article.

Author Spotlight

Herbert Hovenkamp

 Prof. Hovenkamp was recently quoted on Marketplace Morning Report in regards to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices. Prof. Hovenkamp does not feel there are antitrust violations with Google’s search engine sending searchers to other Google sites. He was quoted as saying “It's very, very easy and costless for customers to switch away from Google if Google is not serving them well.”

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