The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that India-based Infosys Corporation (Infosys) has agreed to pay a record sum of US$34 million in settling allegations of "systemic visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes".
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Koyo Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 1051 (18 October 2013) requires ball and roller bearing supplier Koyo Australia Pty Ltd (Koyo) to pay a penalty of A$2 million for cartel conduct that breached the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 1974 No. 51 (Cth).
Germany's competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt (BKA), has announced that it has concluded its proceedings in relation to a porcelain manufacturing cartel by fining the firms Porzellanfabrik Christian Seltmann and KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH, the ceramic industry association (Verband der Keramischen Industrie) and two individuals a total of almost €900,000.
The Senate of France has made available a Bill (French language version available only) that has been referred to its culture, education and communication committee, having been passed by the National Assembly on 3 October 2013. According to The Guardian, the Bill proposes to amend Act No. 81-766 of 10 August 1981 (French language version available only), also known as the Lang Law, that regulates book pricing.
The United Kingdom (UK) Competition Commission (CC) has made available its Final Report (8 October 2013) on Cineworld Group's (Cineworld) acquisition of City Screen Ltd (City Screen), which concludes that the acquisition "could lead to a substantial lessening of competition" in three areas of the UK. The CC announced that Cineworld is now required to sell one of the cinemas that it owns in each of the areas of Aberdeen, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.
The United Kingdom Competition Commission (CC) has made available a summary (15 October 2013) of the final report on its investigation into the market for statutory audit services. The CC stated that the summary confirms that competition in the market is restricted as a result of "factors which inhibit companies from switching auditors" and "the incentives [for auditors] to focus on satisfying management rather than shareholder needs".
Germany's competition regulator the Bundeskartellamt (BKA) has made available the background paper (10 October 2013) for the Working Group on Competition Law's latest meeting. The working group is convened by the BKA annually and this year discussed the topic of "vertical restraints" in e-commerce.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released Discussion paper - Review of the ACCC immunity policy for cartel conduct (30 September 2013) for public comment.
The European Commission (EC) has made available The Google antitrust case: what is at stake? (1 October 2013), a transcript of a speech delivered by EC competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia to a European Parliament hearing on 1 October 2013.
French competition regulator the Autorité de la concurrence (the Autorité) has announced that credit card firms MasterCard and Visa have agreed to "significant[ly] reduc[e]" certain fees from 1 November 2013 in response to antitrust proceedings initiated by the Autorité.
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