The CJEU’s Ruling in AKKA / LAA on Excessive Pricing: One Small Step Forward on a Long Road?

The CJEU’s Ruling in AKKA / LAA on Excessive Pricing: One Small Step Forward on a Long Road?

March 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: The CJEU’s Ruling in AKKA / LAA on Excessive Pricing: One Small Step Forward on a Long Road? By By Will Leslie (Linklaters)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The CJEU’s ruling on excessive pricing […]

EU: EC will withdraw court case if Ireland recovers full €16B from Apple

EU: EC will withdraw court case if Ireland recovers full €16B from Apple

The European Commission is willing to withdraw its court case against the Irish government for failing to collect some US$16 billion in back taxes from Apple, but only if the country collects the full amount, the EU’s Competition Commissioner said in an interview. “In our opinion, it has taken too long,” Margrethe Vestager told CNBC. “But […]

US: Court denies NASL appeal for injunction to soccer league

US: Court denies NASL appeal for injunction to soccer league

The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has denied the North American Soccer League’s (NASL) appeal to obtain a preliminary injunction that would have reinstated its status as a Division 2 league. The ruling is the latest blow suffered by the NASL, though league insiders told ESPN they were not surprised at the […]

UK: Ofcom set for High Court battle over Sky-Fox ruling

UK: Ofcom set for High Court battle over Sky-Fox ruling

Telecom Regulator Ofcom is facing a High Court battle over its ruling that Sky would remain “fit and proper” to hold a UK broadcasting licence if snapped up by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, reported Bloomberg. Activist group Avaaz has won the right for a judicial review of the decision to be heard before June 30. […]

US: Valeant, Impax lose antitrust class action appeal

US: Valeant, Impax lose antitrust class action appeal

According to Reuters, a federal appeals court has declined to review an order certifying a class action by purchasers of the acne medication Solodyn alleging Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp sought to delay the launch of generic versions of the drug in violation of antitrust laws. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Monday, February […]

US: FTC and Uber join forces to stop new Seattle law

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is siding with Uber Technologies in a fight to block a Seattle law that would allow ride-hailing drivers to collectively bargain. In an amicus brief, the FTC and the US Justice Department told the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that a federal trial judge’s ruling that upheld […]

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Amanda Jing Yang – On November 16, 2016, SAIC issued a press release on its over-four-year investigation against Tetra Pak for abuse of market dominance. In its decision, SAIC elaborated on several issues in this case, including the market definition, the market power, the abuse of market […]

Rebates: Formalism, Effects and the Real World

Rebates: Formalism, Effects and the Real World

By Lia Vitzilaiou – Rebates by dominant undertakings are a controversial area in competition law. While they can be part of genuine price competition and lead to lower prices, they can be also used by dominant firms as a means to exclude competitors and effectively harm customers. Under one approach, a rebate must be regarded as […]

Interim Relief And Protection Of Confidential Information In Eu Cartel Decisions: A New Love Story?

Interim Relief And Protection Of Confidential Information In Eu Cartel Decisions: A New Love Story?

By Kyriakos Fountoukakos & Camille Puech-Baron – Imagine you are the lawyer advising a multinational company that was sanctioned by the European Commission for participating in a cartel. The Commission has prepared a lengthy decision with detailed information about the cartel, including your client’s business secrets. You identify the information as confidential and the Commission […]

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