Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”)

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council  to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”)

January 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”) By Florian Wagner-von Papp […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

Judicial Review in EC Competition Law: Reflections on the Role of the Community Courts in the EC System of Competition Law Enforcement

Bo Vesterdorf, Sep 01, 2005 This paper sets out personal reflections on the role of the judiciary within a primarily administrative system of enforcement of the competition laws. The paper first goes through a short description of the basic features of the EC system of competition law enforcement. Second, it addresses the role of the […]

State Aid Modernisation—Trying To Do More With Less (2)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Hilary Jennings, Dec 31, 2014 Nevertheless, the SAM reforms mark a shift in approach. The new and revised regulations and guidelines seek to provide wider exemptions and focus on the most distortive aid. The focus has also shifted from ex-ante toex-post control, with greater emphasis on […]

State Aid Modernisation – Trying to Do More With Less

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Hilary Jennings, May 28, 2014 Nevertheless, the SAM reforms mark a shift in approach. The new and revised regulations and guidelines seek to provide wider exemptions and focus on the most distortive aid. The focus has also shifted from ex-ante to ex-post control, […]

Developments in EU State Aid Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Till Muller-Ibold, May 28, 2014 State aid is a broad concept, covering advantages (anything over and above what a functioning market would bear) granted by any State entity to specific beneficiaries. Such aid requires prior Commission approval, otherwise it may have to be […]

The State as a “Mere Vehicle” for Aid? Or How the CJEU Has Opened the Door to Uncontrolled (Pseudo) Fiscal State Aid Measures

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Albert Sanchez Graells, May 28, 2014 In its Judgment of May 30, 2013 in Doux Élevages and Coopérative agricole the Court of Justice of the European Union carried on with its line of case law in Pearle and Others by stressing that, according to Article […]

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

Andreas Bardong, Dec 30, 2013 The mantra of international merger control has been cooperation, convergence, and comity. Within the European Union, coherence is another widely accepted objective. Taking stock of the situation in the European Union the results are very positive: The level of coherence between the practices of the EU Commission and national competition […]

National Competition Authorities in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom: Resources, Independence, and Enforcement

Pierre-Andr Buigues, Roderick Meiklejohn, Aug 26, 2013 Rather than adopting an econometric approach based on a large number of countries, what this paper proposes is an in-depth analysis of the French, the U.K., and German NCAs. In theory, the practices of European NCAs are quite interconnected. The German, French, and the U.K. NCAs’ competition practices […]

Two Concerns Regarding the European Draft Directive On Antitrust Damage Actions

Jeroen Kortmann, Rein Wesseling, Aug 12, 2013 On June 11, 2013, the European Commission published its proposal for a directive on antitrust damage actions in the European Union (the “Draft Directive”). The Draft Directive contains far-reaching proposals to facilitate antitrust damage actions in the EU Member States. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the initial reactions by the Member States […]

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