Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament implemented the Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) ("Directive") by adopting an amendment to the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG").
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to the Austrian merger control system, introducing a transaction value test that extends the reach of Austrian merger control.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017, the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to Austrian competition law, as set forth in the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG") and the Act on the Austrian Federal...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In October 2016, a group of MPs submitted a short draft amendment of the Bulgarian Foodstuffs Act to Parliament.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The General Court recently annulled the European Commission's decision to block UPS's intended acquisition of TNT Express
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The European Commission recently published a draft directive to grant greater enforcement powers to national competition authorities (NCAs).
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
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.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Companies often associate competition rules with public enforcement.
Field Fisher
Ein Hersteller darf den Händlern im Rahmen eines selektiven Vertriebssystems nicht generell die Nutzung von Preissuchmaschinen verbieten, so das OLG Düsseldorf in der Entscheidung vom 5. April 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The "Digital Strategy 2025", adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace...
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Companies should be on their toes when using software tools such as pricing or monitoring algorithms that check and adjust prices automatically.
Dentons
On 12 April 2017 the Federation Council of the RF Federal Assembly adopted the draft Federal Law No. 52643-7 on Amendments to the Russian Federation Code on Administrative Offenses (the "Draft Law").
Çukur & Yılmaz
As it is known, in case of passing the national and/or worldwide turnovers of undertakings exceed the thresholds determined by taking into consideration Turkey
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
In a world ruled by the global economy, protection of international trade from unfair competition holds great importance
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey's Court of Cassation recently held that the Consumer Court is the appropriate forum for a lawsuit filed by a consumer against a bank, seeking compensation for damages arising from the bank's competition law violation.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
Roche Müstahzarları Sanayii A.Ş. ("Roche") and a pharmaceutical wholesaler named MTS İlaç Dağıtım Tic. A.Ş. ("MTS") entered into an Exclusive Tender Depository Agreement ("Agreement"). They requested an individual exemption from the Board for the Agreement. v
Dentons
The new "Cracking Down on Cartels" campaign is targeting businesses which agree to not compete with each other in order to keep prices high, thereby cheating their customers
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
The Damages Directive seeks to promote private enforcement of EU competition law before national courts across the European Union (the "EU").
Field Fisher
Die Europäische Kommission hat am 16. März 2017 eine neue Vorgehensweise vorgestellt, die es Whistleblowern erleichtern soll, kartellrechtliche Verstöße bei der Kommission zu melden...
Field Fisher
On 16 March 2017, the European Commission introduced a new tool which helps whistle-blowers to report antitrust concerns to the Commission and thereby to stay anonymously.
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Erdem & Erdem Law
On September 15, 2016, the Commission published its Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The Competition Board concluded its investigation with regard to the booking services provided by Booking.com B.V. and by Bookingdotcom Destek Hizmetleri LLC, operating as the Turkish representative of Booking.com.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
In their reviews, competition law authorities might be led to directly examine the undertakings' pricing strategies, which can be perceived as a direct intervention in their freedom to set their own prices, as opposed to the principles of the free market economy.
Reed Smith
The UK held the first two hearings under its new opt-out class action procedure. The precise rules governing UK class actions will be developed over time from the general guidelines in the statute.
TLT Solicitors
The Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) recently announced that the director of an online poster supplier had become the first UK director to be disqualified for a corporate competition law offence.
BASEAK
Communiqué Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board was amended on 24.02.2017.
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey has changed merger control requirements for mergers and acquisitions. Changes introduce new circumstances when parties can notify the Competition Board ("Board") after a transaction has been realized. Certain transactions within a three-year period will now also be viewed as a single transaction for purposes of turnover threshold calculations.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
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.
Gorodissky & Partners
Last year the discussion on patenting of inventions in the pharmaceutical field unexpectedly was given a new start.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to the Austrian merger control system, introducing a transaction value test that extends the reach of Austrian merger control.
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