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EU competition law and the role of the European CommissionThe European Commission is the EU-wide regulator tasked with enforcing and supervising EU...
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19th May
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Antibiotic drug Nitrofurantoin (AMCo, Morningside Healthcare, Morningside Pharmaceuticals and Alliance Healthcare) (50507)CASE HUB See further,...
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19th May
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Joined Cases T- 479/11 RENV France v Commission and T- 157/12 RENV IFP Énergies nouvelles v Commission [Archived]CASE HUB ARCHIVED—this archived case...
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19th May
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Case C- 248/16 Austria Asphalt (control of non-full-function joint venture under EU Merger Regulation) [Archived]CASE HUBARCHIVED–this archived case...
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19th May
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Experian/Credit Laser Holdings (Clearscore) [Archived]CASE HUBARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the abandonment of...
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19th May
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Gun jumpingBoth the EU and the US impose on parties to transactions notification requirements when certain thresholds are met. The purpose of these...
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19th May
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Case T- 95/15 Printeos and Others v Commission (Envelopes cartel) [Archived]CASE HUBARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date...
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19th May
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Case C- 576/18 Commission v Italy [Archived]CASE HUB ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 12 March...
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19th May
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Concerted practicesThe concept of concerted practice laid down in Article 101(1) TFEU enables the European Commission (Commission), national...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 19th May
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This AGREEMENT is made the [insert date] day of [insert month] [insert year]Parties1[Party 1] a company incorporated in [England and Wales]...
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19th May
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State aid and the market economy operator principleEconomic transactions carried out by Member States do not confer an advantage in favour of an...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 19th May
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Joined Cases C- 271/18 P Slovakia v Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa and C- 262/18 P Commission v Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa [Archived]CASE HUB...
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19th May
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UK competition appeals—ongoing cases trackerThe below tracks ongoing appeals of CMA decisions in competition investigations to CAT and the appeal...
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19th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria;...
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19th May
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Dominant position under Article 102 TFEUArticle 102 TFEU prohibits undertakings which hold a dominant position within the EU or a substantial part of...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 19th May
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The evolving essential facilities doctrineThe 'essential facilities’ doctrine states that the refusal by a dominant company to grant assess to an...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 19th May

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When is an agency agreement a true agency agreement for the purposes of competition law?There are several ways in which a supplier can get its product...
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31st Jul
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Can a non-exclusive distributor appointed to a territory be prevented from selling outside that territory?In this Q&A we are referring to restrictions...
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31st Jul
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Applying block exemptions to IP agreementsIntellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows 30th Jul
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Competition law and franchise agreementsAs with other commercial arrangements, 'franchise agreements' are potentially subject to EU and Member State...
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30th Jul
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Analysing horizontal cooperation agreements under EU competition lawA key proposition underpinning EU competition law is that competing companies...
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30th Jul
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EU competition law and joint production agreementsJoint production agreements, whereby two or more parties agree the terms under which a product may...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 30th Jul
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The legal treatment of cooperative joint ventures under EU competition lawA joint venture is a commercial arrangement whereby two or more independent...
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30th Jul
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Information exchange under EU and UK competition lawInformation exchange is a regular commercial practice which can increase transparency of price and...
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30th Jul
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EU competition law and joint commercialisation agreementsWhat is a joint commercialisation agreement?Joint commercialisation agreements involve...
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30th Jul
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Competition law and agency There are several ways in which a supplier can distribute its product. A supplier may:•distribute products or services...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 30th Jul
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Competitive effects of most-favoured nation clausesMost-favoured nation clauses (MFNs, also called parity clauses) are vertical arrangements whereby...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 30th Jul
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EU competition law and joint purchasing agreementsJoint purchasing agreements are agreements under which two or more companies (and indeed, often a...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 30th Jul
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EU competition law and standardisation agreements Standardisation (or standard-setting) is a common practice and plays an important role in many...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 30th Jul
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The Vertical Restraints Block ExemptionThe Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (VRBE, Regulation No 330/2010) defines a category of...
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Produced in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard 30th Jul
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EU competition law and exclusive distribution agreements The Guidelines on Vertical Restraints explain that '[i]n an exclusive distribution agreement,...
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30th Jul
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EU competition law and research and development agreementsResearch and Development agreements (R&D agreements) are agreements under which two or more...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 30th Jul
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Analysing vertical agreements under EU competition lawThis Practice Note is important first stage reading for analysing vertical restraints, that is,...
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30th Jul
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EU competition law and selective distributionMost manufacturers do not distribute their products themselves. Establishing a captive retail system is...
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Produced in partnership with Gibson Dunn 30th Jul

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