Germany

Germany’s Pressing Ahead: The Proposal for a Reformed Competition Act

By Rupprecht Podszun & Fabian Brauckmann (Heinrich Heine University)1 Germany’s Ministry of Economics has published its draft for the 10th amendment of the German competition...

The Commission’s Burden of Proof in Article 101(1) TFEU: Evidentiary Shortcuts...

By Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel (Université de Liège)1   Case C-593/18 P, ABB Ltd. and ABB AB v. European Commission, EU:C:2019:1027 On November 28, 2019, the Seventh Chamber...

The EU Competition Law Notion “Undertaking” That Is Used To Determine...

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...
Intellectual Property

Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

By Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute)1   I. Introduction The development of innovative standards hinges on a vibrant ecosystem of standardization inducing private investment by allowing...
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Facebook and the Bundeskartellamt’s Winter of Discontent

September 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Facebook and the Bundeskartellamt’s Winter of Discontent By Giuseppe Colangelo...
law

Cartel Risks in Dual-Distribution Models – Too Soon to Tell?

Introduction Consider a typical supply chain – in the market for supply and sale of plastic bottles, for example, the manufacturer procures raw materials from...
Balancing Act

Revising the Competition Law Rulebook for Digital Markets in Europe: A...

By Kris Van Hove & Argyrios Papaefthymiou1   Introduction It is a truism to say that digitalisation has brought with it a revolution in economic life and...
Competition Policy for the Digital Era

Competition Policy for the Digital Era

A number of recent reports and studies has discussed the need for competition law reform in the digital era, in particular with a view...
Europills

Paroxetine – The EU Court of Justice Rules on Pay-For-Delay Settlements...

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...
Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing - Andrew Taylor & Nick Warren

Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing

Over the past 20 years, grocery retailing has probably been the sector most investigated by the UK competition authorities. Given that three quarters of...
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