Jurisdiction: Europe

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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The latest cartel enforcement statistics for the EC, released at the end of the financial year, indicate that the volume of cartel cases being decided and the fines imposed in the EU continue to increase....

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Cartel offender takes action against EU

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we reported on the first successful extradition of a foreign national for criminal anti-competitive conduct. In April 2014, Italian citizen Romano Pisciotti was extradited to the United States from Germany for bid-rigging conduct...

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Here at In Competition, we are focused on providing our readers with a global view of competition law and developments.  With this in mind, today we bring you an update on some interesting developments from...

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Lettuce leaf them alone

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last month, the French Court of Appeal upheld an appeal against a fine imposed by the French competition authority for price fixing in the endive market.*  The endive enjoys great popularity in France and is...

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