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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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Settling Mass Claims From A Defendant's Perspective
In our work as lawyers in an international context, we are seeing a steady increase in cases where a large number of individuals claim damages of a similar nature.
Netherlands
9 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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National Competition Authorities Soon To Be Empowered
The European Commission recently published a draft directive to grant greater enforcement powers to national competition authorities (NCAs).
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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Best Friends On The Implementation Of The Damages Directive Across The EU
The Damages Directive, which seeks to promote and harmonise the private enforcement of EU competition law before national courts across the European Union – and which was first published in December 2014 after more than ten years of debate – was due to be transposed into national law by each Member State by 27 December 2016
European Union
27 Mar 2017
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New Draft Changes In Anti-Bribery Law Good News For Companies With Effective Compliance Programmes
China's National People's Congress recently released new draft amendments to the commercial bribery provisions in China's unfair competition legislation, following the circulation of an initial draft...
Worldwide
24 Mar 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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National Competition Authorities To Be Empowered, Damages Actions Increase And Merger Control May Intensify
Companies should brace themselves, as 2017 is likely to see better and more effective competition enforcement in the EU.
European Union
24 Jan 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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More Clarity On Allocation Of Limited Permits
The Dutch Council of State has set out general rules for the allocation of limited permits by public authorities in a recent case involving gaming machine permits.
Netherlands
14 Dec 2016
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Tetra Pak Receives Record Fine For Abuse Of Market Dominance In China
SAIC is the competent authority for enforcement of non-price related competition rules in China.
China
14 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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