Crossing Borders - 10th edition

The Rise Of The Courts

Commission finds that Belgian tax rules were illegal state aid and Luxembourg requests the General Court to accelerate case timetables

The latest developments in the Commission's crackdown on tax sweeteners by Member States.

14 January 2016
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Red Tape | Corruption contagion - tip of the iceberg

In high profile cases, the cost of regulatory investigation may just be the beginning of a much longer (and more expensive) story.

13 January 2016
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Red Tape | Undermining the certainty of international trade finance

We look at how the certainty of letters of credit may be impacted by wider fraudulent/illegal conduct and what can be done to mitigate the risks.

13 January 2016
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Red Tape | Website-blocking injunctions to combat the increasing risk of online copyright infringement

We focus on website blocking injunctions, as one measure that has been used or introduced to tackle online copyright infringement.

13 January 2016
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Car glass cartel: Peugeot Citroën brings follow-on damages claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Peugeot Citroën brings follow-on damages claim in the CAT to mitigate the risk of its High Court claim being time-barred.

07 January 2016
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Car manufacturers change online distribution terms following the intervention of the German FCO

Car dealers now allowed to collaborate with online sellers.

18 December 2015
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European Court of Justice confirms liability of cartel facilitators under Article 101

The ECJ determines that professional bodies that facilitate the creation and organisation of cartels may be liable under Article 101.

29 October 2015
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High Court rules that the Uber app is not a taximeter

In a significant blow to London's black cabs, the courts have ruled that Uber's drivers will not be subject to the same level of regulation.

22 October 2015
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Commission orders Fiat and Starbucks to repay tax saved in sweetheart deals

In the first of its tax investigations the Commission has fined Fiat and Starbucks for so-called sweetheart tax rulings.

22 October 2015
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German car manufacturers jointly acquire Nokia’s high-precision digital map provider HERE

German FCO gives Phase 1 clearance to acquisition of Nokia’s high-precision digital map provider HERE by BMW, Daimler and Audi.

08 October 2015
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European Commissioner for Competition on global co-operation between authorities in merger control

European Competition Commissioner speaks at the ICN Workshop on the importance of continuing international regulator co-operation in merger control.

01 October 2015
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F1 Teams launch complaint against Ecclestone’s Formula One Group

Sauber and Force India have submitted a complaint to the EC alleging that the Formula One Group’s administration of F1 contravenes EU competition law.

01 October 2015
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