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Commission Recovers From Turbulence And Re-Adopts Air Cargo Decision
The Commission recently re-adopted its air cargo cartel decision after the General Court annulled its original decision for inconsistencies on procedural grounds.
Netherlands
17 May 2017
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Commission Warning: Double-Check Accuracy Of Your Merger Info
The European Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, recently announced that parties to a "handful of mergers"...
Netherlands
17 May 2017
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Commission Can Use Cartel Intel From Agencies Active In Areas Other Than Competition
The European Court of Justice recently confirmed that in proving a cartel, the Commission can rely on evidence legally transmitted to it by a national tax authority.
Netherlands
17 May 2017
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Parent Companies May Pay For Subsidiary's Time-Barred Wrongs
It should be no surprise to companies that they may be held liable for their subsidiaries' cartel wrongdoings.
Netherlands
17 May 2017
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UPS/TNT Block Annulled: Need For Speed Does Not Trump Right Of Defence
The General Court recently annulled the European Commission's decision to block UPS's intended acquisition of TNT Express
European Union
20 Apr 2017
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The Leniency Dilemma Revisited
Leniency applicant Evonik recently managed to successfully block the publication of a more detailed version of an earlier cartel decision. Time will tell whether this success is a Pyrrhic victory.
European Union
20 Apr 2017
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Know Your Algorithms – Or Pay The Price
Companies should be on their toes when using software tools such as pricing or monitoring algorithms that check and adjust prices automatically.
Netherlands
20 Apr 2017
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Never Fear, The National Law Implementing The Damages Directive Is Here
The Netherlands recently transposed the Damages Directive into its national law. The Dutch implementing law has not led to fundamental changes to the already existing antitrust damages regime.
Netherlands
23 Mar 2017
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Online Sales Restrictions: The Commission Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is
The effects-based approach towards vertical restraints, as applied by the Dutch competition authority, is seemingly losing ground.
Netherlands
27 Feb 2017
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To Settle Or Not To Settle: All Bets Off In Cartel Cases
Losing out on the 10% fine reduction in return for settling isn't the only risk when pulling out of settlement negotiations with the European Commission.
Netherlands
27 Feb 2017
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Sustainability And Competition: Check The ACM's Decision Tree
Companies are not always sure how much leeway they have under the competition rules to cooperate on sustainability issues.
Netherlands
20 Dec 2016
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AG: General Court Should Resit Exclusivity Rebates Test
If it were up to Advocate General Wahl, the General Court would need to reassess its qualification of exclusivity rebates granted by computer chips producer Intel as per se unlawful.
Netherlands
17 Nov 2016
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For Your Eyes Only: No Disclosure Of Settlement To Other Cartel Members
The District Court of The Hague recently clarified that a claimant in a cartel damages action does not have to disclose a settlement agreement with a defendant to the co-defendants.
Netherlands
17 Nov 2016
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Cooperating Pays Off Even If There Is No Cartel
The European Commission has lowered a fine to be imposed on ARA for blocking its competitors from entering the Austrian household packaging waste management market...
European Union
20 Oct 2016
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The Social Side Of Competition: Towards A Fairer Society
Recent statements by the European Commission's President Juncker and Competition Commissioner Vestager imply an increased focus on social aspects when enforcing the EU competition rules.
European Union
19 Oct 2016
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All Eyes On You: Competition And Big Data
The ownership and usage of large quantities of data collected online from consumers (big data) is a particularly hot topic in the competition law community.
European Union
19 Oct 2016
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Warning: Competition Authorities May Keep Tabs On Your Distribution Contracts
The European Commission recently published its preliminary report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry, identifying potential competition concerns in cross-border e-commerce of digital content and consumer goods.
Netherlands
19 Oct 2016
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Court Hears Cartel Damages Claim Despite Arbitration Clause
An arbitration clause did not prevent the Rotterdam District Court from considering itself competent to review a damages claim initiated by a litigation vehicle against a number of lift manufacturers...
Netherlands
20 Jul 2016
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A Subsidiary's Disobedience No Reason To Let Parent Company Off The Hook
According to settled case law, there is a rebuttable presumption that a parent company exercises decisive influence over its wholly-owned subsidiary and can be held responsible for the subsidiary's cartel conduct.
European Union
19 Jul 2016
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Transactions With Chinese State-Owned Companies More Likely To Trigger Merger Filing
The European Commission recently published a decision which may significantly impact future transactions involving Chinese state-owned entities.
Worldwide
19 Jul 2016
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