Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Van Bael & Bellis
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
Jones Day
In May 2016, the FCA and the German Bundeskartellamt published a joint report on Big Data and its implications for competition law.
Dechert LLP
Significant U.S. antitrust merger investigations resolved in 2017 took longer than ever recorded—an average of 10.8 months from announcement to agency action ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Asics had not appealed the finding of the Higher Regional Court that the prohibition against using price comparison sites fell under Article 101(1) TFEU.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Court rejected part of the claim for purchases which fell outside the period of MAN's involvement in the infringement.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that there might be an abuse under competition law if a company asks a dependent company for wedding rebates that are not objectively justified.
Field Fisher
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hatte im Dezember 2017 Zementproduzenten aufgefordert, die Versendung pauschaler Preiserhöhungsrundschreiben einzustellen.
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.
Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario
A recent landmark decision of the Court of Cassation (Cass. 29810/2017 of 12th December 2017) came into the limelight for its application on the competition law implemented on 12th December 2017.
Jones Day
The Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") annually amends the turnover thresholds for notification of transaction based on the gross national product price deflator index.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate.
Van Bael & Bellis
Spain's Supreme Court has voided a contract including an exclusive-supply clause in favour of Repsol, following a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union ....
Van Bael & Bellis
On 22 December 2017, the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) delivered a judgment annulling a 2015 decision adopted by the Spanish Competition Authori ...
ELIG, 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").
Erdem & Erdem Law
Nevertheless, in spite of the Cooler Rule Decision, a decrease in the market shares of Tuborg continued.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
On October 15, 2017, the Council of State ("Court") upheld the Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") 2014 decision on Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. ("Tüpraş").
The TCA had found that six cement producers operating in the Aegean Region of Turkey entered into a concerted practice to allocate certain geographical regions amongst themselves...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 February 2018, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales applied the qualified effects test (i.e. the test according to which EU competition law can be applied to conduct ...
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