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Competition litigation in the CAT – recent developments

Speak Up or Pay Up - Commissioner discusses lower fines for co-operation in abuse of dominance cases

Commissioner Vestager uses conference speech to advocate fine reductions in abuse of dominance cases, but only if offender is fully co-operative.

04 February 2016
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CJEU considers whether use of online booking system by travel agents is concerted practice

On 21 January 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its ruling relating to a preliminary reference from a Lithuanian court on whether...

28 January 2016
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Italian AGCM imposes interim measures closing down two online retailers

The AGCM has made use of its interim measure powers and ordered two online retailers to suspend activities subject to pending investigation.

14 January 2016
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German FCO fines LEGO for resale price maintenance activity

The German FCO announced it has fined the German subsidiary of toy manufacturer LEGO for engaging in resale price maintenance.

14 January 2016
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German Minister of Economics and Energy to approve merger of EDEKA and Tengelmann

German Minister of Economics announces intention to conditionally approve the proposed merger of EDEKA and Tengelmann by way of ministerial approval.

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 | 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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ECJ rules that proposed Scottish minimum unit price for alcohol may be contrary to EU law

ECJ rules that legislation has the effect of significantly restricting the market and is inappropriate if tax measures would have the same effect.

07 January 2016
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Commission announces first raft of legislation under Digital Single Market Strategy

The Commission introduces legislation harmonising copyright law, contracts for digital content and e-commerce in the internal market.

AGCM steps up enforcement against companies guilty of selling unfair consumer contracts

AGCM takes further enforcement action to protect consumers that may be coerced into unsolicited and unwanted online and offline contracts.

10 December 2015
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French Competition Authority abandons Nintendo pricing policy proceedings

FCA abandons proceedings against Nintendo for RPM in the French video games sector.

10 December 2015
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German Minister of Economics reviews FCO’s objections against proposed merger of retail chains EDEKA and Tengelmann

The German Minister of Economics reviews the FCO’s objections to EDEKA’s proposed acquisition of Tengelmann and is to issue his final decision shortly.

03 December 2015
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