Market definition plays an essential role in competition law. It is particularly decisive in matters of abuse of a dominant position and merger control. How broad or narrow the definition of the product market and the geographic market is, will determine whether a company will be regarded as having [+]
The circular economy model – in which value and resources are maintained in the economy for as long as possible and the generation of waste is minimized – reduces the pressure on natural resources and makes a decisive contribution to the decarbonization of the economy. [+]
This ruling is a double first in that an individual undertaking has never before received such a huge fine (the record up to now being EUR 350 million against Orange, Competition Authority, 17 Dec. 2015, LawLex201500001757JBJ). [+]
Gun-jumping: Two separate fines are justified for violation of both the notification and the standstill obligation (CJEU Case C 10/18 P, 4 March 2020).
On 18 December 2012, Marine Harvest acquired 48.5% of Morpol’s share capital and put out a press release announcing that it would acquire, in accordance with Norwegian law, the remainder of the securities by a takeover bid. [+]
Case law overturned: refusal of approval in a selective distribution system, even when candidate fulfills selection criteria, is neither a civil tort (including in qualitative selective distribution) nor a restrictive agreement.
Case law overturned: refusal of approval in a selective distribution system, even when candidate fulfills selection criteria, is not a restrictive agreement neither a civil tort (including in qualitative selective distribution). [+]
Update on the reform of the vertical restraints regulation – An overview of the Commission workshop of 14 and 15 November 2019
Here is an update on the reform of Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation No 330/2010 and its guidelines which is currently being conducted by the Commission in consultation with various stakeholders throughout Europe. [+]