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Online Bookings: Competition Law Impacts Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)… A European Perspective
Online travel agencies which greatly helped maintain occupancy rates during the difficult years in the 1990s have been accused of exploiting their position of strength in a manner that contravenes the rules of fair competition.
European Union
19 Oct 2015
EU Dawn Raids: The Updated Inspection Explanatory Note Sends A Clear Message
On 11 September 2015, the European Commission released an updated version of its Explanatory Note on Inspections pursuant to Article 20(4) of Council Regulation N° 1/2003.
European Union
6 Oct 2015
Appeals To The EU Court Of Justice In Relation To Competition Law
If the Commission declines to continue with the examination of a complaint, it has an obligation to state reasons sufficiently to allow the Court to review whether the contested decision is based on materially incorrect facts, or is vitiated by an error of law, manifest error of appraisal or misuse of powers.
European Union
18 Jun 2015
Parliament Set To Bolster Private Competition Actions
The United Kingdom has one of the most advanced regimes in Europe for competition litigation; however, it has not yet seen a substantial uptake of private competition actions.
13 Apr 2015
Damages Actions For Competition Law Infringements In The EU – New Law Finally Adopted
On 26 November 2014 the EU adopted a Directive on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of competition law.
European Union
4 Mar 2015
EU Legislation Facilitates Antitrust Damages Litigation
Today's sign-off from the national governments in the EU is the final substantive step towards adoption by the EU of legislation on antitrust damages actions.
European Union
22 Nov 2014
Merger Control In The EU: More Red Tape For Companies Ahead?
The European Commission has published a staff working document "Towards more effective EU merger control".
European Union
11 Jul 2013
Standards: Is Failure to License on FRAND Terms a Breach of EU Competition Rules?
EU competition law as it relates to licensing of intellectual property rights.
European Union
11 Jun 2012
Privatizations: Substantive and Procedural Implications Under EU Competition Law
The term "privatization" refers to the sale of a state-owned business to private investors.
European Union
10 Jun 2012
OFT/CC Reforms -Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater?
One year after opening a consultation on merging the two UK competition authorities, the British Government announced on 15 March 2012 its response.
21 Mar 2012
Premier League Copyright Infringed but High Court Calls Time on Anti-Competitive Contracts
Following the recent landmark decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the UK High Court has ruled that using decoder cards imported from other Member States to show live Premier League football matches in UK pubs constitutes a "communication to the public" and can give rise to copyright infringement of the "works" contained in those broadcasts.
9 Feb 2012
Leniency Applications Protected: German Court Denies Private Plaintiffs Access to File
Recently, a decision of the Local Court of Bonn, Germany, became public denying a company seeking redress from cartelists access to a leniency application and documentary evidence submitted in the context of a cartel proceeding.
European Union
7 Feb 2012
State Aid - The European Commission Updates the Special Crisis Regime to Banks
On 6 December 2011, the European Commission published a Communication to extend the application of the special State aid regime for banks that had been adopted during the financial crisis.
European Union
14 Dec 2011
The European Commission Reacts to Criticism: New Best Practices on the Conduct of Antitrust Procedures Published - Emphasis on Transparency and Procedural Rights
On 17 October 2011, the European Commission ("Commission") adopted a series of measures which "aim at increasing interaction with parties in antitrust proceedings and strengthening the mechanisms for safeguarding parties’ procedural rights."
European Union
26 Oct 2011
Premier League Broadcast Tactics Ruled Off-Side By ECJ
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has delivered a landmark ruling which could substantially change the business models of broadcasters and content providers and reshape the way that live sports events and other media events are offered to consumers across Europe.
14 Oct 2011
Top Secret: How Confidential is Your Leniency Application?
It may no longer be possible to protect leniency applications in cartel investigations from disclosure following recent case law both in the EU and the UK.
European Union
8 Jul 2011
Competition Law – how aware are you?
On 27 June 2011, the OFT published guidance for businesses and company directors on competition law compliance. It also published a film of a staged dawn raid, with commentary to help businesses to identify risks and comply with competition law.
29 Jun 2011
Recovering Antitrust Fines and Costs from Directors – Safeway Appeals to UK Supreme Court
On 12 January 2011, Safeway announced its intention to appeal to the Supreme Court against a ruling by the Court of Appeal rejecting Safeway's move to sue its directors and employees to recover competition fines payable to the UK competition regulator, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT").
20 Jan 2011
The European Commission's new Guidelines on Horizontal Agreements
14 December 2010 saw the publication of three key documents relating to the application of the EU rules on anti-competitive agreements to the field of competitor co-operation.
20 Dec 2010
OFT and CC Publish Joint Merger Assessment Guidelines
On 16 September 2010, following a public consultation in 2009 and a call for further comments on a revised draft in April/May 2010, the OFT and the Competition Commission ("CC") published the final version of their new joint merger assessment guidelines.
20 Sep 2010
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