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Relying on EU Soft Law Before National Competition Authorities: Hope for...

Oana Stefan, Jul 15, 2013 Instruments deprived of legally binding force according to Article 288 TFEU—notices, guidelines, communications, etc.—have been issued in EU competition law...

EU Court Narrows Scope of the De Minimis Principle

Cormac Little, Jul 15, 2013 A recent court decision has significantly narrowed the application of the de minimis principle under EU competition rules. In late 2012,...

Interim Relief Before the EU Courts: Three Great Fundamentals and Two...

Eric Barbier de La Serre, Mar 19, 2013 Before the EU Courts, nearly all applications for interim relief-including those made in major competition law cases-are...

Injunctive Relief as an Antitrust Violation or as an Enforcement Tool:...

Yves Botteman, Jean-Francois Guillardeau, Mar 19, 2013 The Apple/Samsung mobile device war has been raging for quite some time. In the European Union, Samsung sought...

Unforeseen Risks of Disclosure in Leniency Programs

Laura Atlee, Dec 13, 2011 When prosecuting cartel infringements, the European Commission (the "Commission") most often builds its case on the basis of corporate leniency...

The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU Competition Law: A...

Ben Van Rompuy, Dec 13, 2011 When the EU leaders agreed on the final version of the Lisbon Treaty, one particular amendment caused turmoil in...

Allocating Cartel Fines Among Companies of a Group

Laura Atlee, Yves Botteman, May 12, 2011 We have previously discussed the Akzo Nobel Chemicals case, in which the Court of Justice of the European Union (formerly European...

Legal Privilege or Legal Inconvenience? Some Reflections on the Last Judgment...

Angela Laghezza, Sep 30, 2010 This article analyzes the concept of Legal Professional Privilege ("LPP") in EU through the lenses of the Akzo case. It...

Antitrust Forum-Shopping in England: Is Provimi Ltd v Aventis Correct?

Brian Kennelly, May 28, 2010 This article examines the judgment of Aikens J in Provimi Ltd and ors v Aventis Animal Nutrition SA and ors,...

Severing Parent Liability For Cartel Infringements By Employees Of Subsidiaries

Laura Atlee, Yves Botteman, Apr 16, 2010 We have previously  discussed the Akzo Nobel case,  in which the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”)  clarified the...

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