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Antitrust and Competition

The centre of gravity in antitrust law has shifted with the globalisation of regulation and enforcement.

In this environment, many of the world's leading companies are turning to Allen & Overy as their preferred competition counsel on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies. Our clients include many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions.

We have over 100 specialists working collaboratively across four global regions – Asia, Australia, Europe and North America – one of the largest Competition teams among the major international law firms. As such we combine the efficiency of a global footprint with local depth of expertise.

A single team with an international focus and creative thinking, we provide an expansive range of services and regularly represent our clients on merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance/monopolisation, antitrust disputes including judicial review and private damages, compliance and counselling, sector regulation and market investigations, public procurement and competitive tendering, and state aid. 

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Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2019

Antitrust in focus: October 2019

This newsletter is our take on the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business. Marta Sendrowicz, partner based in Warsaw, is our editor this month. She has selected:

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

An examination of global class action regimes after Godfrey

On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a landmark antitrust class action decision in Pioneer Corp. v Godfrey which clarified several procedural questions relating to class actions. 

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

New development: asset acquisitions caught by the Indonesian merger control regime

New merger control guidelines in Indonesia provide that asset acquisitions are now transactions that need to comply with merger notification obligations, despite the Anti-Monopoly Law and government regulation clearly limiting the obligation to obtain merger control approval for share acquisitions only.

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Publications: 23 OCTOBER 2019

New Presidential Regulation on the use of Bahasa Indonesia: an interpretation of Article 26(3) of the regulation

Presidential Regulation No. 63 of 2019 on the Use of Bahasa Indonesia (PR 63/2019) further affirms the understanding that Language Law permits the use of any foreign language in commercial contracts. PR 63/2019 Article 26(3) contains provisions regulating the use of Bahasa Indonesia that some lawyers have seen as requiring changing the common practice regarding translation. Our view is that one interpretation of Article 26(3) may not require any changes to the current practice.

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