Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy sp.k.
W 2015 roku Komisja Europejska rozpoczęła dochodzenie (ang. sector inquiry) w sektorze e-commerce, którego celem jest lepsze poznanie charakterystyki tej branży, co ma przełożyć się...
Van Bael & Bellis
The Belgian Competition Authority published a non-confidential version of its 20 April 2017 decision to clear the acquisition of Belmedis, Espafarmed, Cophana, Alpha Partners and a controlling stake in Sofiadis by McKesson.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 June 2017, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority rejected the request of Medicare-Market SA for interim measures against the Order of Pharmacists.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 28 June 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the BCA which had rejected the interim measures Brouwerijen Alken-Maes NV requested against the acquisition of Brouwerij Bosteels...
Hristov & Partners
The European Commission's report on the e-commerce sector released in May (the Report) outlines the main trends and potential competition barriers in the online retail.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 June 2017, the European Commission announced that it has issued a decision imposing a record € 2.42 billion fine on Google for abusing its dominant position as an internet search engine ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 June 2017, the General Court delivered a judgment in relation to an action claiming damages for excessive duration of judicial proceedings and for an infringement of the principle of equal treatment...
Dillon Eustace
The Supreme Court decision will undoubtedly impact on search and seizures carried out by the CCPC in future cases
Shearman & Sterling LLP
After 894 days of discussion, the Italian Parliament has approved, on 2 August 2017...
K&L Gates
On 2 August 2017, the Italian Parliament has adopted the Italian Competition Law, following a complex and long legislative procedure.
Ontwikkelingen in mededingingsregulering e-commerce, het eindverslag van de Europese Commissie in vogelvlucht...
Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy sp.k.
As of 27 June 2017, every harmed person, be it an entrepreneur or a consumer, has obtained an instrument to counter market participants which engage in practices restricting competition.
Noerr LLP
The amounts of potential fines for antitrust violations in Russia are being amended, mostly reduced, with effect from 28 April 2017.
Prager Dreifuss
The author has, for many years, in a number of contributions in law journals argued that the criterion "significantly restricting competition" in Article 5 para.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The usage of e-books increases every day. Moreover, the discussion has ensued as to whether e-books will replace printed books, and make the latter "vintage." The future will reveal the answer soon.
Çukur & Yılmaz
Turkish Competition Authority ("the Authority") has reviewed the Guideline on Vertical Agreements (" the Existing Guideline") considering the developments in the legislation of European Union as well as the requirements in related sector and announced the "Draft Guideline on Vertical Agreements" ("the Draft Guideline") where some explanations in the Guideline has been changed and some new explanations have been added, with the aim at obtaining public consultation.
Moroğlu Arseven
The European Competition Commission recently issued a €2.42 billion fine to Google for abusing its market dominance as a search engine by granting advantages to its own comparison shopping service.
Moroğlu Arseven
The Turkish Competition Authority recently announced a public consultation period for proposed amendments and additions to its guidelines on vertical agreements.
Luxury brands can lawfully prevent their authorised dealers from selling their products on third party online platforms such as and eBay...
Wolf Theiss
Ukrainian competition law currently lacks guidance on various legal questions, including vertical restraints; legal uncertainty exists even with regard to clauses regularly used in distribution agreements in other jurisdictions.
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The Board authorized the acquisition of a certain number of shares of Saudi Petrochemical Company by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

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  • The Resolution of the Council of Ministers dated 27.02.2017 and numbered 2017/9994 on the Ratification of the Reciprocal Trade Encouragement System Agreement Between Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Belarus was published in the Official Gazette dated 11.05.2017 an
Lakatos, Köves and Partners Law Firm
Digital markets and online services have recently become hot topics in both competition and consumer protection laws worldwide.
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Lakatos, Köves and Partners Law Firm
In Hungary, the country's Competition Office has begun an investigation into the use of so-called ‘cash substitutes' such as mobile payments and cards for the making of payments,
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The Regulation is published by the Ministry of Health with a view to regulating the standards of service to be provided within the scope of international health tourism services and the authorization and supervision of health institutions.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority") has introduced the Communiqué No. 2017/2 Amending Communiqué 2010/4 on Mergers and Acquisitions Requiring the Approval of the Competition Board ("Communiqué No. 2010/4") ("Communiqué No. 2017/2").
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law
Franchise agreements are vertical agreements.
In terms of the MFC clauses in online platforms, has been subject to many investigations all around the world and most of those investigations were dealt by different competition...
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