A Review of the Competition Law Implications of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Norman Neyrinck, Nicolas Petit, Jan 07, 2011 Most competition lawyers tend to view the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”), which followed the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, as business as usual. While the cosmetics of European Union (“EU”) competition law have undeniably changed with the renumbering […]

How Many Markets are Two-Sided?

Lapo Filistrucchi, Jan 07, 2011 There is a lot of talk nowadays, among competition policy practitioners, about two-sided markets and two-sided platforms. It is indeed one of the hot topics. Part of the interest arises from it being a relatively new concept and part is due to the claim from many economists that competition policy […]

(Minimum) Resale Price Maintenance Under the New Guidelines: A Critique and A Suggestion

Yves Botteman, Kees Jan Kuilwijk, Jan 07, 2011 During its recent revision of rules regarding vertical agreements, which culminated in a revised block exemption for certain such agreements and new Guidelines on Vertical Restraints, European Commission initiated a debate on the treatment of (minimum) resale price maintenance (“RPM”) under EU competition rules. From the perspective […]

The Intel Cases”Legal Convergence or Leaps of Faith?

Kent Bernard, Jan 06, 2011 Intel has managed to find itself in the cross-hairs of the antitrust authorities in Brussels and in Washington D.C.It is doubtful if that was a part of its corporate goals at any recent time. With its decision dated May 13, 2009, the European Commission held that Intel violated what was […]

Procedural Fairness

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jonathan Zuck, Nov 25, 2009 In a recent speech, Neelie Kroes of the European Commission argued that “as enforcers we do have ” special responsibility  to ensure a fair and transparent process. But the great weight of evidence says we meet this responsibility. […]

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