Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem

Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem

April 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem By Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel (Université de Liège)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Case C-617/17, Powszechny Zakład […]

What the Servier judgment teaches us about market definition under Article 102 and patent settlement agreements under Article 101

What the Servier judgment  teaches us about market definition under Article 102 and patent settlement agreements under Article 101

February 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: What the Servier judgment1 teaches us about market definition under Article 102 and patent settlement agreements under Article 101 By James Killick, Jérémie Jourdan & Pierre Pêcheux (White & Case)2 Click here for a PDF version of the article For […]

Excessive Drug Pricing as an Antitrust Violation

Posted by Social Science Research Network Excessive Drug Pricing as an Antitrust Violation By Harry First (New York University) It is nearly four years since Martin Shkreli bought an off-patent drug named Daraprim and raised its price overnight by nearly 5500%. Public outcry was intense and Shkreli became the poster-child for excessive drug pricing. But […]

A Tale of Two MRI Machines

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: A Tale of Two MRI Machines By Anisha Chand and Radhika Seth (Khaitan & Co., India)1 Click here for a pdf version of this article.   The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has recently fined an Italian company, often touted as the world leader in […]

Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall?

Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall?

November 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall? By Simonetta Vezzoso (Trento University)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The control of abusive practices has long been touted as the most arduous area of competition law, fittingly compared […]

Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs By Thomas Hoppner, Felicitas Schaper & Philipp Westerhoff (Hausfeld RA LLP) With its Google Search (Shopping) decision of 27 June 2017 the European Commission set the legal framework for the assessment of any […]

Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”?

Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”?

October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”? By Miguel Sousa Ferro (University of Lisbon)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Essential Facts Apple’s distribution network in […]

Lithuania: Regulator agrees to Swedbank concessions

Lithuania: Regulator agrees to Swedbank concessions

The Lithuanian Competition Council announced on July 20 that the local branch of Swedbank has made concessions in order to resolve an ongoing investigation into allegations of the bank abusing its dominant position. The competition regulator opened an investigation in January into whether Swedbank, the country’s largest retail bank, had engaged in anti-competitive behavior. The […]

Greece: HCC fines Colgate-Palmolive €10m

Greece: HCC fines Colgate-Palmolive €10m

The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) announced on July 17, 2017, that it had issued over €10 million (US$11.5 million) in fines to a group of companies in the detergents and cosmetics market, led by Colgate-Palmolive. The fines were issued due to the Commission determining that the Colgate-Palmolive had violated TFEU Articles 101 and 102, abusing […]

EU: Qualcomm loses daily fine appeal

EU: Qualcomm loses daily fine appeal

US chipmaker Qualcomm faces the threat of a daily fine of €580,000 (US$665,000) for failing to provide EU antitrust regulators with information after missing a July 30 deadline and losing an appeal against the penalty in a European Union court on Monday. Qualcomm, which was charged by the European Commission for using anti-competitive methods to […]

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