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The Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/2017

Article Date: 02-05-2016
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) very recently revealed its priorities for 2016/17 (Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/17). According to the CMA, it has already, among others, delivered over £1 billion of direct financial benefit for consumers; reviewed more than 14... [Read All]

Article 101 TFEU, notion of undertaking and succession of undertakings

Article Date: 25-05-2015
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Article 101 TFEU specifies the rules applicable to the behaviour of undertakings. Its purpose is to control anti-competitive behaviour entered into between different undertakings. The general prohibition in article 101 is followed by a non-exhaustive list of examples of anti-competitive practices su... [Read All]

A boost to private enforcement in competition law: the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 collective proceedings

Article Date: 18-05-2015
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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and should come into force in October 2015. One of its main aims is to encourage SMEs and consumers to bring private actions in competition law. This was made clear in the Research Paper produced to inform the debate on the Consum... [Read All]

The UK Competition and Markets Authority at (nearly) One

Article Date: 16-03-2015
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The Competition and Markets Authority will celebrate its 1st birthday on 1st April 2015. It is a new independent non-ministerial department of the UK Government, which is fully operating since 1 April 2014. It took over the work of the two main national competition authorities that were responsible ... [Read All]

Tribunal of the EU declares competition notices should be in all languages

General Court, case T-126/09

Article Date: 12-09-2013
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In the instant case, a competition notice published on EPSO (the EU’s recruitment website) and on the official journal of the EU was challenged by the Italian Republic because it had been translated only in the three working languages (English, French and German) but not in all the other offic... [Read All]

Market restrictions for compulsory CPD courses providers breach EU competition law

European Court of Justice, case C-1/12

Article Date: 28-02-2013
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In the instant case, the CJEU addresses the compatibility with EU competition law (particularly, art. 101 TFEU) of the Portuguese domestic regulation of the provision of continuing professional development courses for chartered accountants. According to the relevant Portuguese legislative instrumen... [Read All]

“Enhanced Cooperation” can legitimately be used to adopt single EU patent

European Court of Justice, joined cases C-274/11 and C–295/11

Article Date: 16-04-2013
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In this judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union held the legitimacy of the adoption of  Council Decision 2011/167/EU, which authorizes the use of the “enhanced cooperation” procedure regulated by art. 20 TEU and arts. 320-334  TFEU to enact the legislative instrume... [Read All]

EU regulators charge Visa Europe over credit card fees

European Commission Press Release

Article Date: 31-07-2012
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  European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2012   Antitrust: Commission sends supplementary statement of objections to Visa The European Commission has informed Visa of additional concerns about possible violations of EU antitrust rules concerning multil... [Read All]

The Conduct of Inspections for the Enforcement of EU Competition Law

Barcelona, 13 September 2012 – 14 September 2012

Article Date: 13-09-2012
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Objective   In order to enforce competition law within the European Union, the European Commission and national competition authorities (NCAs) are entitled to conduct inspections. This seminar will analyse in detail the powers of the Commission’s officials, as well as the role of NCA... [Read All]

Compass-Datenbank GmbH v. Austria

European Court of Justice, Case C‑138/11

Article Date: 12-07-2012
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The activity of a public authority consisting in the storing, in a database, of data which undertakings are obliged to report on the basis of statutory obligations, in permitting interested persons to search for that data and/or in providing them with print-outs thereof does not constitute an econom... [Read All]
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