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Online Hotel Bookings: The OFT Objects
On 31 July 2012 the OFT issued a Statement of Objections (SO) alleging that Booking.com B.V. (Booking.com), Expedia Inc (Expedia), InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG) and Hotel Inter-Continental London Limited (ICL) have contravened competition law.
UK
7 Aug 2012
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Abusive Pricing: ECJ Clarifies Rules On Selective Discounts And Below-Cost Selling
Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its judgment on a preliminary reference from the Danish Supreme Court regarding the rules on selective discounts and below-cost selling under the competition law prohibition of the abuse of a dominant market position.
European Union
5 Apr 2012
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OFT Publishes Warning On Misleading Price Practices
On 1 December 2010 the OFT published a market study into price-based advertising, and urged businesses to comply with fair trading laws or otherwise to risk enforcement action.
UK
31 Dec 2010
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European Commission Adopts Revised Regime for Horizontal Co-Operation Agreements
On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (Commission) adopted new Research and Development (R&D) and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations (BERs).
UK
21 Dec 2010
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OFT Publishes Final Report on Infrastructure Ownership
The OFT has published its final report on infrastructure ownership and control stock take.
UK
15 Dec 2010
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UOKiK Investigates Text Message Lotteries
Internetq Poland, the organiser of a popular text message lottery called "Empty Text Message", is the subject of new proceedings by Polish Anti-Monopoly Office (UOKiK).
Poland
9 Nov 2010
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OFT Publishes Infrastructure Ownership and Control Stock-Take Working Paper
On 6 September 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a working paper on the structure of infrastructure ownership in the UK.
UK
15 Sep 2010
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Update on EU Proposals to Improve the Functioning of the EU Food Supply Chain
On 7 September 2010, the European Parliament adopted a resolution welcoming a European Commission report of October 2009 aimed at achieving a better functioning of the food supply chain in Europe and, in particular, its recognition of the existence of major power imbalances amongst operators in the food supply chain.
UK
15 Sep 2010
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OFT Publishes Full Tobacco Retail Pricing Decision
The OFT has published its full decision on the tobacco investigation, in which it found that two tobacco manufacturers and ten retailers had engaged in unlawful retail pricing conduct, breaching the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 (the Act).
UK
12 Jul 2010
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OFT to Take a Tougher Stance with Directors
As part of its efforts to ensure that there are effective deterrent measures to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, the OFT has published its revised guidance on Competition Disqualification Orders (CDOs) in competition cases (the Revised Guidance).
UK
1 Jul 2010
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Case for PPI Point-of-Sale Prohibition
On 14 May 2010 the Competition Commission (CC) issued its provisional decision on the proposed point-of-sale prohibition for payment protection insurance (PPI) following a reconsideration prompted by a legal challenge by Barclays Bank and others.
UK
19 May 2010
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Key Competition Law Issues For Consumer Goods Companies In 2010
The consumer goods sector has increasingly become one of main sectors to be scrutinised by UK and European competition regulators in the last two to three years.
UK
9 Feb 2010
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Construction Recruiters Fined £39.27 Million For Collective Boycott And Price Fixing
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on 30 September 2009 fined six recruitment agencies a total of £39.27 million for agreeing to boycott another company and agreeing to fix target fee rates in the supply of candidates to the construction industry, in breach of the Competition Act 1998 (CA 1998).
UK
5 Oct 2009
14
OFT Publishes The Results Of Its Investigation Into Ryanair´s Advertising Practices
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is often referred to as the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) legal "backstop".
UK
10 Jul 2009
15
CC Groceries Investigation: Ombudsman And Land Order Consultations
The Competition Commission has launched consultations on two remedies stemming from its investigation of the UK groceries sector.
UK
30 Apr 2009
16
OFT Publishes Its Annual Plan 2009-10
On 26 March 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its Annual Plan setting out its priorities for the coming year.
UK
3 Apr 2009
17
Strengthening The Groceries Supply Code Of Practice - Public Consultation
The Competition Commission (CC) has asked for comments on its strengthened version of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) by 30 March 2009.
UK
10 Mar 2009
18
New Developments On Control Of Concentration
This month, a number of new directives in relation to control of concentration of business operations were issued by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM"), which were expected for a long time after the enactment of the Anti-monopoly Law.
UK
30 Jan 2009
19
Lifesciences Snapshot: Summer 2008
Following the deposit by France of the instrument of ratification with the German Ministry of Justice on 29 January, the London Agreement entered into force on 1 May 2008.
UK
30 Jul 2008
20
New Anti-Monopoly Proceedings Against PKN Orlen
Anti-monopoly proceedings have been brought against PKN Orlen, one of the leading oil companies in Central and Eastern Europe and the biggest in Poland.
Poland
25 Jul 2008
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