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German Federal Cartel Office Publishes Paper On Competition Restraints In Online Sales
In October 2018, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") published its fourth paper in the series "Competition and Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy".
European Union
28 Dec 2018
Bill On Reform Of Belgian Business Law
On 7 December 2017, a Bill on the reform of business law was submitted to the Federal Chamber of Representatives.
14 Feb 2018
EU Court Of Justice Holds That Uber Is Transport Services Company
The E-commerce Directive prohibits EU Member States from restricting the freedom to provide information society services from another EU Member State.
European Union
14 Feb 2018
ECJ Rules On Definition Of Pyramid Promotional Schemes
Under the Lucky4All scheme, groups of lottery players play together in an eight-level pyramid scheme.
European Union
13 Feb 2017
ECJ Holds That French Courts Have Power To Block Sales On Foreign Websites
Article 5(3) of the Brussels I Regulation provides that, in matters relating to tort, a person domiciled in an EU Member State may, in another EU Member State, be sued "in the courts for the place where the harmful event occurred or may occur".
European Union
13 Feb 2017
Supreme Court Acknowledges Objective Justification For Parallel Importation Of Pharmaceuticals
The Supreme Court recently handed down two judgments on the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals.
9 Feb 2017
Supreme Court Rules On Prohibition Of Sales At A Loss
In its judgment, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal against a judgment of the Ghent Court of Appeal of 16 December 2013 in a dispute pitting Euronics Belgium against Kamera Express BV and Kamera Express Belgium BVBA.
9 Feb 2017
European Commission Publishes Initial Findings Of E-Commerce Sector Inquiry Report: Important Preliminary Guidance ‎Concerning Restrictions On The Online Sale Of Goods
The European Commission published a preliminary report on its initial findings in the e-commerce sector inquiry, aimed at identifying business practices in the sector that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice.
European Union
21 Oct 2016
Court Of Justice Rules That Flemish Language Decree Violates EU Law On Free Movement Of Goods
On 21 June 2016, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") handed down a judgment in response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Ghent Commercial Court...
13 Jul 2016
EU General Court Dismisses Appeals Against State Aid Decision On Excise Duty Exemptions For Alumina Production
On 22 April 2016, the General Court ("GC") handed down judgments in three related cases concerning exemptions from excise duties granted by France, Ireland and Italy to alumina producers...
European Union
17 May 2016
Bill Amending Code Of Economic Law
On 27 August 2015, the Belgian government submitted a bill to the Chamber of Representatives that amends in various respects the Code of Economic Law of 28 February 2013.
20 Oct 2015
Belgian Competition Authority Closes Investigation Into Electrabel's Pricing Policy
Under the European greenhouse gas emission trading scheme, industrial firms are required to cover their emissions of greenhouse gasses with an amount of emission allowances corresponding to their actual emissions.
17 Jun 2015
The Spanish Supreme Court Rules On Dual-Pricing Against Pfizer
On 3 December 2014, the Spanish Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the Pfizer dual-pricing case, ruling that special pricing legislation in Spain does not prevent the application of the competition laws.
5 Feb 2015
EU General Court Takes A Stand Against Competition Authority Forum Shopping
This judgment is noteworthy as it is the first instance that an EU court has ruled on the question of the Commission's rejection of a complaint on the grounds that an NCA is already dealing with the case.
European Union
16 Jan 2015
European Commission Proposes Amendments To Procedural Rules In Competition Proceedings In Order To Reflect Damages Directive
On 17 December 2014, the European Commission published a proposal to amend its procedural rules and notices following the recent adoption of Directive 2014/104 on competition damages actions.
European Union
16 Jan 2015
Advocate General Jääskinen Issues Opinion On Jurisdiction In Damages Claims Under Brussels Regulation
In 2006, the European Commission issued a decision finding that nine companies had participated in a cartel relating to hydrogen peroxide and perborate.
European Union
14 Jan 2015
Belgian Competition Authority Advises Antwerp Court Of Appeal As Amicus Curiae In "Verticals" Case
The Belgian Competition Authority filed a brief as amicus curiae before the Court of Appeal of Antwerp in a case concerning a vertical agreement in the express delivery sector.
8 Jan 2015
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal Sets Aside OFT Commitment Decision In Online Hotel Booking Probe
The Competition Appeal Tribunal quashed the decision of the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) in the online hotel booking case.
10 Oct 2014
Nespresso Offers Commitments To The French Competition Authority In Coffee-Capsule Probe
The French Competition Authority announced that Nespresso has offered commitments to end an investigation into allegedly abusive and exclusive practices.
20 May 2014
European Commission Adopts Reforms To Merger Notification Forms And Simplified Procedure
On 5 December 2013, the European Commission adopted a package of reforms to simplify the EU merger control process by reducing red tape.
European Union
3 Jan 2014
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