ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today?

ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today?

ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today? – By Paul O’Brien (Federal Trade Commission)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On April 5, 2019, the ICN announced that it was creating a “Framework for Competition Agency Procedures,” referred to as the CAP.2 […]

Antitrust Limits to Cooperation in Syndicated Loans: Derivatives Rate Manipulation in Spain

Antitrust Limits to Cooperation in Syndicated Loans: Derivatives Rate Manipulation in Spain

April 2019 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Antitrust Limits to Cooperation in Syndicated Loans: Derivatives Rate Manipulation in Spain By Diego Crespo & Marcelino Pajares (Marimón Abogados)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction: The CNMC’s Fining Decision On 13 February 2018, the […]

The EU Competition Law Notion “Undertaking” That Is Used To Determine Liability For Fines Is Also To Be Used When Determining The Entity That Is Liable For Damages

The EU Competition Law Notion “Undertaking” That Is Used To Determine Liability For Fines Is Also To Be Used When Determining The Entity That Is Liable For Damages

March 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: The EU Competition Law Notion “Undertaking” That Is Used To Determine Liability For Fines Is Also To Be Used When Determining The Entity That Is Liable For Damages By Caroline Cauffman (Maastricht University)1 Click here for a PDF version […]

Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines

Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines

October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines By Sandra Marco Colino (Chinese University of Hong Kong)1 Click here for a PDF […]

Vertical Restraints Versus Horizontal Agreements In The Manufacturer – Distributor Relationship

Vertical Restraints Versus Horizontal Agreements In The Manufacturer – Distributor Relationship

By John Jiong Gong and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang – Since the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) in China, there have been several high-profile antitrust litigations involving vertical restraints in the manufacturer-distributor relationship. In China vertical restraints are also called vertical monopoly agreements in the context of the AML. In 2013, the Shanghai Higher Court set […]

The General Court’s Rulings in Airfreight: A Commentary

The General Court’s Rulings in Airfreight: A Commentary

By Jeremy Robinson – In its Airfreight rulings, the EU General Court has measured a Commission decision on a complex set of circumstances against exacting criteria of clarity and consistency, and found the Commission decision wanting. Although an unwelcome ruling for the Commission, it is questionable whether many cartels will present such a complex picture of evidence […]

The Airlines Industry, Concentration and Allegations of Collusion

The Airlines Industry, Concentration and Allegations of Collusion

By Paula W. Render – In 1978, when Congress deregulated the airline industry, there were 10 airlines that provided scheduled national and international service, and those 10 accounted for 90 percent of the domestic marketplace. Today, there are four major airlines and a few smaller ones providing comparable service, and the four major airlines provide 80 percent of U.S. domestic flights. This consolidation […]

Cracks in the Finish: Affirming Fundamental Rights in the Cement Cartel Case

Cracks in the Finish: Affirming Fundamental Rights in the Cement Cartel Case

By Kyle Le Croy –  This paper summarizes the recent judgment of Court of Justice of the European Union in the Cement Cartel case. The Court affirmed that certain fundamental protections that apply in the context of Commission dawn raids also apply in the context of Commission requests for information. The author suggests that the judgment is an important marker for companies subject […]

Criminalization of Cartels and Leniency: An Exercise in Complexity

Criminalization of Cartels and Leniency: An Exercise in Complexity

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Marcelo Calliari, Sep 16, 2015 What change a decade brings. Ten years ago the calls for a spread of leniency policies were undisputed. Their success in detecting cartels in a few jurisdictions, notably the United States and the European Union, seemed to justify the […]

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