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United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

At Arnold & Porter, Bill Baer, Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth and practice co-head Debbie Feinstein recently re-joined the team in Washington DC; Baer and Pfaffenroth from the DOJ, and Feinstein from the FTC. In New York, Jennifer Patterson conducted an internal investigation of alleged price-fixing by the US subsidiary of an international auto parts manufacturer client, and is currently advising another manufacturer on its leniency application in two foreign jurisdictions. A major Korean company recently appointed James W Cooper to represent it in a DOJ investigation into allegations of bid-rigging for fuel service contracts. Jonathan Gleklen heads the national antitrust offering and Saul Morgenstern leads the New York branch. Litigation expert James L Cooper is also a key name to note.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Debbie Feinstein heads Arnold & Porter's global antitrust practice, while Jonathan Gleklen leads the US offering and Saul Morgenstern spearheads the New York branch. In recent highlights, Gleklen is part of the team advising Visa in litigation brought by putative classes as well as individual merchant plaintiffs challenging the default interchange fees set in the Visa and MasterCard system rules. James L. Cooper acted for Mitsui and its affiliates in class actions brought by end payers, automobile dealers and truck dealers on the grounds of an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the ocean shipping industry. New York-based Jennifer Patterson is currently working alongside Morgenstern to represent a major US freight railroad in a number of class actions alleging surcharges on freight shipments in violation of the Sherman Act. Other key names include Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth and Laura Shores. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

The global antitrust team at Arnold & Porter is led by Debbie Feinstein in Washington DC, which is also from where Jonathan Gleklen heads the US practice. The team was recently engaged by Monsanto to oversee its blockbuster acquisition by Bayer and the sale of its precision planting equipment business to AGCO, and by AT&T - led by Feinstein and Richard Rosen - to obtain global antitrust clearance for its landmark vertical merger with Time Warner. Also notable was Michael B Bernstein's advice to BP regarding a number of strategic transactions, including the acquisition of the majority of BHP's shale oil and gas assets and the sale of its non-operating interests in Alaska's Kuparuk oilfields. James L Cooper is assisting longstanding client Cristal with the proposed sale of its titanium dioxide business to Tronox for $1.7bn plus a 24% share in the combined entity. Bill Baer, Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth and counsel Matthew Schultz are also key contacts.

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Arnold & Porter

  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

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  • DO FIDIC RULE APPLY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN UAE?

    Since a very long time, FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) is commonly used a standard for international construction and engineering contracts and is very frequently used in UAE. It mainly governs the construction works within the country and in GCC. 
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    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

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    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
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    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.