Jurisdiction: Europe

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Ok Google…how do you plead?

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comments

Google has ranked #1 on the European Commission’s hit-list this week...

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TripAdvisor has been fined €500,000 Euros (approx. AUD$750,000) by Italy’s Competition Authority, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, (Competition Authority) for publishing misleading information about the source of its reviews. These findings follow...

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Double jeopardy

November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our PRC colleagues  Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Sarah Eder and Gao Sibo have written an interesting article on the approach that Chinese antitrust regulators may take to double jeopardy for international cartel conduct. Susan and her team...

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Litigating in France?

October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month we wrote about the introduction of a new class action regime in France which would permit duly authorised consumer associations to commence proceedings requesting damages for individual harm suffered by consumers placed in a...

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On 1 October 2014, a new class action regime came into effect in France, which permits duly authorised consumer associations to commence proceedings requesting damages for individual harm suffered by consumers placed in a similar or...

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Tyres, Umbrella Claims and Limitation Periods

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In September, our London colleagues Sarah Turnbull and Elaine Whiteford contributed a chapter to the 7th edition of The International Comparative Legal guide to: Competition Litigation 2015. Their chapter discusses a number of significant developments and...

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New head of DG Comp appointed

September 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced the new organisational structure of the EU’s executive arm along with his new team of Commissioners, who are scheduled to take office in November 2014. Margrethe Vestager...

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Our London colleagues at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin have provided an update on interesting developments in activity by the Swiss antitrust regulator targeting exclusive rebate schemes, which has some parallels with enforcement action...

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The wurst has happened

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As reported by our European colleagues, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed a 338 million euro fine on 21 sausage manufacturers and 33 individuals involved in concluding price-fixing agreements. This comes...

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EU Alert: Paying for delays

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues in the EU recently reported on the European Commission imposing fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU...

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