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Competition litigation in the CAT – recent developments

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

In 2015, CNMC dismantles 14 cartels and fines companies €519 million for anti-competitive conduct

The Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) publishes an overview of its 2015 activities and of its financial plan for 2016.

18 February 2016
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The waste management sector is under close scrutiny by the Italian Competition Authority

The AGCM is making full use of its powers in keeping a close eye on the waste management sector.

18 February 2016
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Ombudsman finds no maladministration by Commission relating to its handling of state aid complaints

Ombudsman finds no maladministration by the Commission in handling of state aid complaints and request for access to documents.

18 February 2016
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The Belgian government announces its intention to challenge European Commission sweetheart tax ruling

The Belgian government announces its intention to appeal the European Commission’s decision that €835 million in tax breaks should be recovered.

18 February 2016
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Which way to the Court of Appeal? Streetmap to appeal High Court decision in Google dominance case

Streetmap intends to appeal the High Court’s decision that Google’s exclusive use of thumbnails to its own maps content is not an abuse of dominance.

18 February 2016
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CMA clears Whittan-Apex storage merger, despite high share of supply in relevant products

The CMA has decided not to refer Whittan Intermediate Limited's proposed acquisition of Apex Linvar Limited to a Phase II investigation.

11 February 2016

Italian High Administrative Court denies non-appellant leniency applicant fine recovery

The Italian High Administrative Court rejected an attempt to recover fines due to the applicant’s failure to participate in the appeal process.

11 February 2016
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High Court of Spain annuls transport cartel fines totalling €43 million on procedural grounds

Fines amounting to €43 million imposed by the Spanish competition authority have been ruled unlawful as a result of timing errors.

11 February 2016
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President of German Federal Cartel Office on the fight against monopolies in online markets

The President of the FCO calls for amendments to Germany’s competition rules to tackle monopolies in online markets.

11 February 2016
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German Government proposes fixed book prices for e-books

Government submits legislative draft to German Parliament.

04 February 2016
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Italian AGCM probes banking association over “SEDA” interbank agreement

Italian Banking Association in the spotlight over rules governing new service.

04 February 2016
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General Court dismisses action against EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy

The General Court has dismissed an action by the European Renewable Energies Foundation against the EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy.

04 February 2016
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