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A Game Changer for Germany’s Competition Practice: Compliance Defense and Sweeping New Cartel Enforcement Powers in the 10th Amendment to the German Competition Act

By Christian Ritz1 & Dr. Hubertus Weber (Hogan Lovells)2   On January 19, 2021, the 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz...

OECD Roundtable Quadriptych

Click here for a PDF version of the article Highlights from the OECD Roundtable on the Role of Competition Policy in Promoting Economic Recovery -...

German Federal Cabinet’s Draft for Amendments to the Act Against Restraints on Competition

By Dr. Raphael Reims (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)1 (I) Tenth Amendment to the Act Against Restraints on Competition On October 19, 2020, the German Federal Cabinet...

London Stock Exchange Considers Sale of Italian Unit To Secure Refinitiv Deal

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) took a key step toward gaining regulatory approval for its US$15 billion acquisition of financial-data company Refinitiv Holdings by...

Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Making Sense of the Commission’s New White Paper

By Thomas Weck & Philipp Reinhold (Monopolies Commission)1   On June 17, 2020, the EU Commission published a new White Paper on the regulation of foreign...

Shortages, Price Hikes, and Profiteering: Pandemic Effects on UK Supermarkets and Online Markets

By Timothy Cowen (Preiskel & Co LLP)1   Summary The CMA has reported record numbers of complaints about business behavior since the pandemic and associated lockdown measures...

The More Economic Judicature: How the General Court has Recalibrated the Merger Gauge

By Dr. Tilman Kuhn, & Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomas (White & Case LLP & Eberhard Karls University)1   Introduction In its first ever judgment dealing specifically with...

Are Payment Card Systems’ Multilateral Interchange Fees Anticompetitive by Object under EU Competition Law?

By Csongor István Nagy (University of Szeged)1   I. Background Hungarian banks fixed the interchange fee to be used in the two major payment card systems (MasterCard...

Business Cooperation in Times of Emergency: The Role of Competition Law

Giorgio Monti (Tilburg Law and Economics Center)1   1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Commission respond readily to state aid measures: protocols established in 2008...

Paroxetine – The EU Court of Justice Rules on Pay-For-Delay Settlements for the First Time

Maria José Schmidt-Kessen (Copenhagen Business School)1   Introduction While we are still awaiting the judgments in the pending appeals on pay-for-delay settlements in Lundbeck2 and Servier,3 the...

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