Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN
On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered a highly anticipated judgment in case C-413/14 P, opposing the US-based microchip manufacturer Intel to the European Commission.
AKTAY Legal
Joint ventures ("JVs") are one of the most frequently used legal vehicles in the business world especially for cross-border operations. JVs can be defined as partnerships whereby two or more real persons or legal entities combine their services and assets with a view to achieving a common purpose.
Dentons
The creation of a joint venture between two or more companies, using a company which was previously controlled solely by one parent, is not subject to EU merger control where the joint venture...
Gowling WLG
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday delivered its judgment in relation to Intel's appeal from the General Court, and has set aside the General Court's judgment on the basis that it failed...
Dentons
Companies commonly use rebates to maximise sales. From a competition law perspective, such rebate schemes are ordinarily unproblematic.
Clyde & Co
It remains to be seen whether the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal will become a game changer for Germany.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 29 June 2017, the DCA published the non-confidential version of a decision of 22 May 2017 imposing a €40.95 million fine on Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen for abusing its dominant position ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 21 July 2017, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") dismissed an application for certification of the second ‘opt-out' collective proceedings to be brought in the UK.
Van Bael & Bellis
Schweppes SA is the exclusive licensee of the Schweppes brand in Spain.
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...
Jones Day
The Italian Competition Authority has closed an antitrust investigation into the alleged anticompetitive exchange of information by 16 operators in the long-term car rental market and their industry association.
Dentons
As of August 29, 2017, new turnover thresholds will apply for the prior notification of mergers to the Italian Competition Authority (ICA).
Wozniak Legal
2017 brings about a seismic shift in private antitrust enforcement in many EU countries including Poland.
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.
Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka
The Sejm (the lower house of the Polish parliament) adopted the Act concerning actions for damages for infringements of the competition law which provides a number of facilitations for injured parties...
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") recently published its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation conducted against Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. ("Türk Telekom") and TTNET A.Ş. ("TTNET").
Actecon
Personal liability rules for the competition law violations and accordingly, the tracking systems to ensure that the damages caused are covered/compensated by the violating person...
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish High State Court ("High Court") has recently rendered its decision in which it reviewed the Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") decision regarding the allegations that Roche had violated Articles 4 and 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") by way of engaging in anticompetitive agreements and by its refusal to supply its products to the complainant.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") published its reasoned decision[1] on the investigation initiated against Aygaz Anonim Şirketi ("Aygaz").
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The UK competition regulator, the CMA, will be conducting in-depth investigations of investment consultancy and fiduciary management services after the FCA initiated an investigation.
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Erdem & Erdem Law
The Board decided that the acquisition of a certain number of shares of Kibar Enerji A.Ş. held by Hency Trading Limited by Galleon Construction and Property Limited is out of the scope.
Ropes & Gray LLP
EU and UK antitrust laws make it illegal for dominant firms to charge unfair or excessive prices.
BASEAK
Competition rules are applied in many countries around the world and the number of countries adopting competition laws are increasing day by day.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Turkish High State Court ("High Court") has recently rendered its decision in which it reviewed the Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") decision regarding the allegations that Roche had violated Articles 4 and 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") by way of engaging in anticompetitive agreements and by its refusal to supply its products to the complainant.
Maravela Asociatii
In early 2017 the Competition Council amended the rules concerning the calculation of fines.
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.
Patpol Ltd
Czy zgodnie z obowiązującymi przepisami, polski sąd może orzec o zniszczeniu towarów, a przeznaczonych pierwotnie na rynki nieeuropejskie, mimo że są one w pełni oryginalne?
Prager Dreifuss
Ein Urteil des Oberlandesgerichts Düsseldorf mit Bemerkungen aus methodischer Sicht
Clyde & Co
It remains to be seen whether the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal will become a game changer for Germany.
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