Protection laws and created the consumer financial protec- tion bureau 1 since its creation in 2010, much has been writ- ten about the scope of the agency's power and specific actions. The section of antitrust law is the key to cultivating your career in antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection, or economics members includes over 9,500 attorneys, academics, economists and other professionals from across the globe. Consumer protection laws are distinct from antitrust laws and seek to regulate certain aspects of the commercial relationship between consumers and business, such as by requiring minimum standards of product quality, requiring the disclosure of certain details about a product or service (eg, with regard to cost or implied warranty. Competition law is known as antitrust law in the united states for historical reasons, and as anti-monopoly law in china and russia in previous years it has been known as trade practices law in the united kingdom and australia. Cigna announced that the antitrust division of the us department of justice cleared cigna's $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager express scripts holding company, terminating the applicable waiting period under the hart-scott-rodino antitrust improvements act of 1976.
Proposed legislative amendments to the botswana competition act will likely result in the competition commission's responsibilities being broadened to include the enforcement of consumer protection laws in addition to antitrust conduct. The corporate counseling committee focuses on antitrust issues that are relevant to in-house legal counsel and those who advise them we examine both issues of current concern as well as the process of counseling in order to aid companies in effectively complying with the antitrust and consumer protection laws. This comment is submitted by the global antitrust institute (gai) at scalia law school at george mason university to the us federal trade commission regarding its hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century, the consumer welfare standard in antitrust law. The state center continues to provide assistance to state attorneys general to improve the efficiency and productivity of their antitrust and consumer protection law enforcement efforts such assistance may take various forms, including grants to support use of state-of-the-art document management software and access to subject matter experts.
Competition law and consumer protection in the the relevance of antitrust law to privacy, and the relationship discussion in the edps consultation or. Competition and consumer laws is often entrusted to a single agency4 that is the case, for example, in australia, denmark, and poland 5 similarly, in 4 see, eg , competition & consumer protection authorities worldwide , f ed. Jun 5, 2018 aba section of antitrust law: dialogue on developments in african consumer protection law deon woods bell, hugh stevenson, babatunde irukera, david ong'olo, atef amin yacoub, and luyamba mpamba kapembwa discuss consumer protection priorities and trends for egypt, nigeria, zambia, and kenya. • engage in discussion groups on connect for timely updates and discussion of major developments in antitrust law and consumer protection. Antitrust development has become a current discussion in guatemala it has been seen as a necessary measure to effectively allocate resources and ultimately protect the consumer the ideology behind it finds its origin on the theory of perfect competition, where the market is alien to any influence and consumers can opt for suppliers that.
The evolution of technology, coupled with market globalization, has increased the level of competition across industries worldwide no matter the size of a company or the industry impacted, antitrust, consumer protection and trade law enforcement are a critical concern for every business. On june 30, the the capitol forum and the open markets program at new america are co-hosting a discussion on the subject of antitrust and digital platforms the morning will include panel discussions exploring the legal and policy challenges that increasingly face digital platforms, especially in europe but also in the united states. Dale roundtable discussion is titled, comparative us state antitrust, consumer protection and marketing laws the 2017 lex mundi antitrust, competition and trade practice group global networking meeting will be held on tuesday, march 28, 2017 in washington, dc. Provisions on consumer protection account for only a small part of the 9th amendment of the german act against restraints of competition (arc), which recently came into force however, the introduction of the reform has led to a highly controversial debate in the press and literature.
The federal trade commission (ftc) will begin holding a series of public hearings on thursday, september 13, to examine the need for adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy due to broad-based changes in new technologies, the economy, and business practices. Richard h cunningham is a partner in gibson, dunn & crutcher's denver, colorado office mr cunningham's practice focuses on antitrust and consumer protection matters, including government investigations, client counseling, and litigation. Aba - antitrust law section the american bar association section of antitrust law is the leading professional organization for those interested in the fields of antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection and economics. The event began by addressing the current landscape of competition and consumer protection law and policy, a review of the concentration and competition of the us economy, and the regulation of consumer data.
The american bar association's 65th antitrust law spring meeting held at the end of march included a number of sessions focused on consumer protection 04112017 mergers and acquisitions takeaways from the 2017 aba antitrust law spring meeting. Akin gump strauss hauer & feld llp has extensive experience handling consumer protection matters involving antitrust, marketing and promotions our experience and knowledge span the gamut of regulatory and compliance matters, government investigations and litigation, policy and legislation, and private lawsuits.
By robert magielnicki on september 21, 2018 posted in consumer protection the federal trade commission has announced that, beginning today, consumers concerned about identity theft or data breaches can place credit freezes and one year fraud alerts with the three nationwide credit bureaus for free. 9 antitrust laws, consumer protection laws, societal protection laws let's confine our discussion to two of the major antitrust laws: the sherman antitrust act and the robinson patman act the sherman antitrust act of 1890 is the basis for all american antitrust law. Consumer protection enforcement in canada: co-operation and collaboration across borders and why us lawyers should pay attention february 7, 2014 program audio. While unlocking antitrust enforcement offers solutions to our market power problem, lina khan highlights the absence of a discussion of what philosophy should guide antitrust law and enforcement.