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The Emperor’s Clothes Laid Bare: Commitments Creating the Appearance of Law,...

Oct 15, 2013 This article examines how the Article 9 commitments procedure under EC Regulation 1/2003 is increasingly being used to create policy under the...

Reverse Payment Settlement Cases: Under the Rule of Reason By Object?...

Marleen Van Kerckhove, Sep 30, 2013 The EC's 2009 Sector Inquiry Report on certain practices in the European pharmaceutical sector described in considerable detail the practice...

The Proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions: The European...

Daniele Calisti, Luke Haasbeek, Aug 12, 2013 On June 11, 2013, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, as well as...

The Damages Lie in the Details: Why the Proposed Directive Fails...

Hans Friederiszick, Aug 12, 2013 One of the two main objectives of the proposed EU Directive ("EU Directive") is to ensure effective compensation of victims...

The Binding Nature of NCA Decisions in Antitrust Follow-on Litigation: Is...

Stefano Grassani, Aug 12, 2013 The European Commission believes that-given the procedural asymmetries between plaintiffs and defendants-public enforcement of antitrust law by national competition authorities...

Can We Rely Only On Effects-Based Analysis? Comments On Geradin And...

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo, Jul 28, 2013 So common and yet so controversial. Vertical restraints are among the contractual forms that Ronald Coase ironically called...

To Issue Or Not To Issue Guidance: Comments On Geradin And...

Seth Sacher, Jul 28, 2013 In a recent working paper, Damien Geradin and Caio Marioda Silva Pereira Neto (hereafter GN) argue that the Brazilian competition...

For A Rigorous “Effects-Based” Analysis Of Vertical Restraints Adopted By Dominant...

Damien Geradin, Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto, Jul 28, 2013 his short paper summarizes the main findings of a comprehensive study the authors conducted...

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,...

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