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Welcome to the first edition of our global Competition Newsletter - "Antitrust Matters".

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In this issue:

European Union

  • Holier-than-thou, Fiscal exemptions approved by the Council do not escape State aid control
  • EU Merger Notifications: Simplified and streamlined, somewhat
  • Concerted practice or why you should keep on fighting competitors
  • European Commission investigates restrictions of online sales


  • FCO Notice on Domestic Effects in Merger
  • Online sales restrictions under scrutiny of FCO


  • The use of temporary joint-ventures is not an Antitrust infringement Ex Se
  • Public statements of senior management scrutinized


  • Recent legislative changes


  • Key changes in the pipeline: new enforcement tools and harsher sanctions


  • Competition Council exonerates majority of parties investigated in relation to buy-back campaigns for waste electric and electronic equipment


  • Fine upheld in Construction Cartel


  • First Steps of the New Competition Authority


  • US Record 5 Year Jail Price-Fixing Sentence Imposed
  • 2013 Antitrust Developments for Insurance Companies

Asia Pacific

  • It's reform season down under; from mining boom to dining boom

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