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Now the Commission Wants Compensation Too The Commission as Private Damages...

Ruchit Patel, Paul Stuart, Jul 15, 2013 In February 2007, the European Commission (the "Commission") adopted an infringement decision finding that a number of manufacturers...

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,...

How to Enhance the Enforcement of EU Competition Law in the...

Mariana Tavares, Jun 28, 2013 In 2012 a new Portuguese competition act (Law 19/2012) was enacted and entered into force introducing changes both to the...

Cooperation, Convergence, and Conflicts? The Case of EU and National Merger...

Andreas Bardong, Jun 28, 2013 The mantra of international merger control has been cooperation, convergence, and comity. Within the European Union, coherence is another widely...

Competition Advocacy in France: A Leverage for Compliance with EU Law?

Liza Bellulo, Jun 28, 2013 The Autorité de la concurrence has been entrusted with an advisory role for 26 years, but since 2008 this function...

Italian and European Merger Review: Are There Differences and, If Yes,...

Alessandra Tonazzi, Jun 28, 2013 In a general report issued at the beginning of October 2012, the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") proposed to introduce some...

Same Rules, Double Enforcement: A Comparative Analysis of European Union and...

Francesco Russo, Claudio Tesauro, Jun 28, 2013 Competition law enforcement in the European Union is based on a system of parallel competences in which the...

Not Enough Girls in the Club: The European Antitrust Approach Towards...

Christian Ahlborn, Christoph Barth, Jun 17, 2013 Long before the era of e-commerce, girls would be let into nightclubs for free (or get bonus drinks)...

The Troika’s Influence on Irish Competition Policy

Sinead Eaton, Jun 13, 2013 When extending the bailout facility availed of by Ireland, the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, and Commission of the...

A Bananas Judgment: Denying a Parent Company Access to a Related...

Laura Atlee, May 14, 2013 Back in 2007 the European Commission ("EC") initiated proceedings against a number of companies involved in the banana market alleging...

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