The scope of the Standstill Obligation in the EU Merger Control Regulation

The scope of the Standstill Obligation in the EU Merger Control Regulation

February 2019 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: The scope of the Standstill Obligation in the EU Merger Control Regulation By Bo Vesterdorf, Gitte Holtsø, & Anne-Marie Rosman Nielsen (Plesner Law Firm)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   In a ruling of May 31 […]

Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854

Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854

November 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854 By Pedro Caro de Sousa (OECD)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction Does a widely worded […]

EU: Google “right-to-be-forgotten” case referred by France to ECJ

EU: Google “right-to-be-forgotten” case referred by France to ECJ

EU judges will have to decide whether Alphabet’s Google has to remove certain web search results globally to comply with a previous privacy ruling after France’s supreme administrative court referred the issue to the top EU court. Google has gone head to head with the French data protection authority, CNIL, over the territorial scope of […]

Development of EC Competition Over Its First 50 Years Intervention Reduced

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Valentine Korah, Apr 06, 2007 Article 81 forbids as incompatible with the common market collusion that may affect trade between member states and has the object or effect of restricting competition. Such agreements are automatically void, but may be exempted under Article 81(3). […]

Haste Makes Waste (?) – Some Reflections on the European Court of Justice’s Approach to Remedying Infringements of the General Court regarding the Right to be Heard Within a Reasonable Time

Jul 24, 2014 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) presents: Haste Makes Waste (?) – Some Reflections on the European Court of Justice’s Approach to Remedying Infringements of the General Court regarding the Right to be Heard Within a Reasonable Time by André Scheidtmann (Linklaters) Click here for a PDF version […]

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 presumption of joint and several liability of parent companies for cartel infringements committed by their wholly-owned subsidiaries. The attribution of liability has major implications for the amount (up to 10 […]

Rebalancing EC Merger Control: The ECJ’s Judgment in Case C-413/06 P (Bertelsmann and Sony)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Simon Hirsbrunner, Christian Köckritz, Jul 28, 2008 On July 10, 2008, the European Court of Justice overturned the European Court of First Instance’s Impala judgment, which had previously quashed the European Commission’s clearance decision of the Sony/BMG merger. Even though the ECJ judgment […]

The Court of Justice and Unlimited Jurisdiction: What Does it Mean in Practice?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Bo Vesterdorf, Jun 30, 2009 The principal function of the Community Courts, the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) and the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) is to ensure that in the interpretation and application of the Treaty (and secondary EC law) the law is […]

Bertelsmann and Sony Judgment: Welcome Clarity for EC Merger Review from the EU’s Highest Court

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle James Aitken, Rachel Brandenburger, Thomas Janssens, Jul 28, 2008 On July 10, 2008, the European Court of Justice gave judgment setting aside a ruling of the European Court of First Instance in an appeal brought by Impala, a third-party complainant, against the clearance […]

Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007 The judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission. But, unless it is overturned […]