Mondaq Europe: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
If leniency was not enough, disgruntled employees and former colleagues will soon have the possibility to anonymously alert the Commission of the existence of secret cartels . . .
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 9, 2017 the German Federal Parliament passed the ninth amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen).
Arthur Cox
EU Directive 2014/104 (the "Directive") was introduced in 2014 to make it easier for victims of competition infringements to claim compensation before national courts in EU Member States.
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
Igor Artemiev, head of FAS (Federal Antimonopoly Service) gave a briefing on "Current practice and further plans of FAS " which took place on March 6, 2017 in the office of AEB.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Board recently published its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation conducted against the Chamber of Forest Engineering ("CFE").
Erdem & Erdem Law
Undertakings in various levels of the chain of distribution, as well as with end-consumers, may incur damages from anti-competitive conduct by other undertakings.
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
The Board published its reasoned decision concerning the request for negative clearance for the "Standardized and Binding Framework Agreement" ("SBFA"), published by the Banks Association of Turkey ("BAT").
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.
Paksoy & Co
One of the amendments made by the New Communiqué includes a new legal threshold in relation to the withdrawal of the exemption.
BASEAK
The competition law enforcement in Turkey is based on private and public enforcement pillars. TCA has sole discretion to enforce the Competition Act whereas the litigations initiated by the victims of anti-competitive conduct are seen in private courts.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Dominant undertakings have a unique responsibility to ensure that their conduct does not distort competition in a particular market for goods or services.
Erdem & Erdem Law
An illegal price increase as a result of a competition law infringement primarily affects direct purchasers.
Actecon
For the past few years, Turkey has tended to use various trade remedy tools more frequently, thus the number of investigations increases in depth and breadth with the aim of supporting domestic industry...
BASEAK
In May 2007 European Commission launched an inquiry in the motor vehicle sector aiming to assess the evolution of the competitive landscape. Outcome of the inquiry was the Commission Regulation on vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector.
ICSA
Fair retail e-commerce in the EU single market and minor merger referral threshold changes in the UK
Deloitte
Free trade helped power a dramatic rise in living standards in the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 2, 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority published The Retail Banking Market Investigation Order 2017.
Latham & Watkins
The CAT in the UK heard on 17 January 2017 an application by Flynn Pharma Ltd and Flynn Pharma (Holdings) Ltd to suspend the Competition and Markets Authority's direction to reduce the price of an epilepsy drug.
Sayenko Kharenko
Sayenko Kharenko's antitrust team has provided legal assistance to secure Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMC") clearance for the introduction of a new direct claims settlement agreement between the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) and insurer members of the MTIBU.
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ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
Communique No. 2017/2 on the Amendment of Communique No. 2010/4 ("Communique No. 2010/4") on the Mergers and Acquisitions Subject to the Approval of the Competition Board ("Communique No. 2017/2") has been published on the Official Gazette on February 24th, 2017 and entered into force on the same day.
Actecon
The Turkish Competition Authority (the "TCA") amended the Communiqué governing the Turkish merger control implementation...
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.
Erdem & Erdem Law
On September 15, 2016, the Commission published its Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
A recent case found that a private equity firm was liable for its portfolio company's antitrust violations. This client alert explains that private equity firms, when selecting potential investments...
Actecon
The Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") has recently adopted a landmark decision in relation to Turkish traditional alcoholic beverages market (rakı).
Field Fisher
Since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union ("EU") on 23 June 2016, "Brexit", and what it may or may not mean has dominated the national conversation.
BASEAK
The competition law enforcement in Turkey is based on private and public enforcement pillars. TCA has sole discretion to enforce the Competition Act whereas the litigations initiated by the victims of anti-competitive conduct are seen in private courts.
Van Bael & Bellis
In this article, we give a factual overview of significant case developments at EU level in the past month, and then provide a more detailed analysis of important substantive or procedural developments...
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