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 […]

Bundling Behavior in Telecoms: What Firms Do and How European Competition Authorities Have Included Bundling in Their Reasoning

Bundling Behavior in Telecoms: What Firms Do and How European Competition Authorities Have Included Bundling in Their Reasoning

By Agustín Díaz-Pinés & João Vareda – In this article, the authors discuss the reasons why firms in the telecoms sector bundle and the impact on welfare of these strategies. They then describe the most recent merger and antitrust decisions in Europe where telecoms bundles were assessed.

How the National Competition Authorities’ Decisions Fed Into the Modernization of the EU Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines: The Example of the French Autority de la Concurrence

Liza Bellulo, Umberto Berkani, Valerie Meunier, Jun 30, 2010 On April 20, 2010, The European Commission adopted a new Block Exemption Regulation on vertical restraints and its supplementary Guidelines. They replace the corresponding texts that dated back from 1999 and provide a new framework for analyzing distribution agreements for the next twelve years. The main […]

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 […]

Private Enforcement Under EU law: Abuse of Dominance and the Quantification of Lucrum Cessans

Frank Maier-Rigaud, Ulrich Schwalbe, Nov 27, 2013 Damages caused by violations of Article 101 and 102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union are viewed as an important private enforcement complement to the public enforcement of competition law by the European Commission and National Competition Authorities in the European Union. There is an increasing amount of […]

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 […]

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, the Court of Justice of the European Union considered whether national competition authorities of EU Member States are required to follow the European Commission’s de minimis rule. This principle […]

A Review of the Competition Law Implications of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Norman Neyrinck, Nicolas Petit, Jan 07, 2011 Most competition lawyers tend to view the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”), which followed the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, as business as usual. While the cosmetics of European Union (“EU”) competition law have undeniably changed with the renumbering […]

The Luxembourg Competition Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Becker, Jun 15, 2009 Till the end of 2004, prices of products and services had been regulated, in Luxembourg, by an office on price control, a department of the Ministry of the Economy. However, with European Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, which was […]

EC Competition Law vs. Greek Competition Law: Conscious Parallelism or Unconscious Competition?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Lia Vitzilaiou, George Zohios, Jun 13, 2009 On April 30, 2009, one day before the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of Regulation 1/2003 on the reform of EC competition law procedural rules, the Commission of the European Communities published a Report […]