Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In the second half of 2017 both Austria and Germany introduced transaction value based thresholds as alternatives to purely turnover based thresholds that trigger the obligation to obtain merger control approval.
PLMJ
Below you will find the edition of the Competition Law and Policy Newsletter for the 1st quarter of 2018, which compiles the most significant news in this area.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Paris partner Noëlle Lenoir and counsel Eric David authored a chapter in the French legal specialised publication Le Lamy droit économique.
Dentons
Gun jumping: The Court of Justice of the European Union states that the early implementation of operations incidental to a merger which do not themselves result in a lasting change in the control
Field Fisher
Seit der letzten GWB-Novelle können Unternehmenszusammenschlüsse in Deutschland auch dann der Fusionskontrolle unterliegen, wenn der Zusammenschluss einen bestimmten Wert erreicht.
Arthur Cox
The risk that confidential or commercially sensitive information might have to be disclosed to a competitor in litigation can be a real concern for commercial parties.
Matheson
A new bill has been proposed in the Oireachtas to grant the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) civil enforcement powers.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
By decision n°2018-FO-02 of 13 June 2018, the Competition Council ("Council") decided not to impose a fine following its own-initiative investigation of a horizontal cooperation agreement...
PLMJ
Divulgamos infra a edição da Newsletter Direito e Política da Concorrência relativa ao 1.º trimestre de 2018, na qual se compilam as novidades mais significativas nesta área.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Adressaten des Kartellrechts sind primär Unternehmen. Der aktuelle WEKO-Entscheid zu Absprachen im Graubündner Baugewerbe zeigt, dass jedoch auch Verbände ...
ACTECON
On June 25, 2018, the US Supreme Court rendered its final decision with respect to the claims that American Express violated Article 1 of the Sherman Act via anti-steering provisions in its agreements with merchants.
ACTECON
Taking Turkey's 20-year history of the competition law practice into account, 2018 made history with the developments in administrative judicial review of the Turkish Competition Authority's decisions.
Inal Law Office
In competition law, agreements between undertakings, which are at different levels of the supply chain, are classified as vertical agreements.
GKC Partners
The Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") has completed revising the Guideline on Vertical Agreements ("Guideline") and published the updated version on its official website on March 30, 2018.
ACTECON
. It is interesting to note that the preliminary inquiry was initiated based upon a document which was obtained by the TCA during the on-spot inspection within the scope of another preliminary inquiry...
Mishcon de Reya
The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has upheld appeals by Pfizer Limited and Flynn Pharma Limited in relation to significant fines imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ...
Mishcon de Reya
The European Commission is likely to issue its decision and impose a fine on Google next week for abusing its dominant position in the market in relation to the Android operating system. Although not...
Jones Day
The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (the "CAT") has overturned a finding of abuse of dominance against Pfizer Inc. and Flynn Pharma Ltd.
Stephenson Harwood
In the past, competition enforcement in the financial services sector focused mainly on the areas of State aid and merger control, before the swathe of manipulation of financial benchmarks and collusion...
August & Debouzy
Bernard Cazeneuve, Associé et Pierre Sellal, Senior counsel, plaident pour la mise en place d'un paquet européen anticorruption pour mieux traquer la grande délinquance financière.
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ACTECON
M&A Overview Report 2017, available at the website of the TCA as of January 8, 2018, provides brief information on the Turkish merger control system and makes comparison between 2016...
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
In light of the above, the Board rejected granting individual exemption to the relevant non-compete obligation as it does not meet the criterion "not limiting competition more than what is necessary".
Gowling WLG
The case arose as an appeal by Balmoral Tanks Limited and its parent company Balmoral Group Holdings Limited (together, "Balmoral")...
Stephenson Harwood
The structure of the UK audit sector, and the position of the 'Big Four' within it, has been a matter of public debate for quite some time.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The Resolution of Council of Ministers dated 19.02.2018 and numbered 2018/11439 on the Entry Into Force of the Cooperation Agreement Regarding the Turkey-EBRD Cooperation Fund Account..
AKTAY Legal
Sahibinden has been subject of a preliminary inquiry in response to allegations of excessive pricing of corporate memberships for vehicle listings in 2014, but TCA ruled on February 19, 2015 that there was no cause to pursue formal inquiries against the company.
Beauchamps
EU and Irish competition law requires competitors to act strictly independently of each other in the market and prohibits businesses from entering into anti-competitive agreements or engaging in concerted practices.
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") reasoned decision (dated 13.07.2017 and numbered 17-22/352-157) regarding the request to access the case file submitted by Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. ("Trakya Cam") has been published on the official website of the Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority").
Oncel, Aydın, Duman & Uygun Attorney Partnership
Under the Turkish Merger Control Regime, certain types of transactions that exceed the thresholds may be subject to a mandatory notification to the Turkish Competition Authority in the event...
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