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A conversation with Peter Harper, partner, Annabel Borg, principal associate PSL and Claire Morgan, principal associate, in the London office of...
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Produced in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland LLP 9th Nov
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Economic transactions carried out by Member States do not confer an advantage in favour of an undertaking, and therefore do not constitute State aid...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 9th Nov
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A conversation with David Fruitman, regional competition counsel and senior consultant at regional law firm DFDL on key issues on merger control in...
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Produced in partnership with DFDL 9th Nov
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This Practice Note makes frequent references to two legal instruments issued by the European Commission that are designed to assist parties and their...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab 9th Nov
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Article 102 TFEU prohibits undertakings which hold a dominant position within the EU or a substantial part of it from abusing that dominant position,...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab 9th Nov
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Competition concerns relating to collective dominance and oligopolies may be dealt with in various ways under EU and UK competition laws:•Article 101...
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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 9th Nov
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A conversation with Sami Kallel, at partner Tunisian law firm Kallel & Associates, on key issues on merger control in Tunisia.NOTE–to see whether...
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Produced in partnership with Kallel & Associates 9th Nov

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Most-favoured nation clauses (MFNs, also called parity clauses) are vertical arrangements whereby the terms and condition of supply are set by...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 16th Nov
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Information exchange is a regular commercial practice which can increase transparency of price and other commercially sensitive information and, in...
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16th Nov
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Standardisation (or standard-setting) is a common practice and plays an important role in many industries and society more broadly—bringing about...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 14th Nov
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This Practice Note makes frequent references to two legal instruments issued by the European Commission that are designed to assist parties and their...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 14th Nov
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Intellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint development of new technology, may have a...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows LLP 14th Nov
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The Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (VRBE, Regulation No 330/2010) defines a category of vertical agreements which the European...
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Produced in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard 6th Oct
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This Practice Note is important first stage reading for analysing vertical restraints, that is, restrictions in vertical agreements caught by Article...
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6th Oct
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Research and Development agreements (R&D agreements) are agreements under which two or more parties agree to jointly execute research work and/or...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates LLP 30th Sep
Q&As
There are several ways in which a supplier can get its product to the market. A supplier may:•distribute products or services itself•use a...
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28th Sep
Q&As
In this Q&A we are referring to restrictions on sales into territories within EEA.Agreements between companies operating at different levels in the...
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28th Sep
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Joint purchasing agreements are agreements under which two or more companies (and indeed, often a significant number of companies) agree to jointly...
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26th Sep
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A key proposition underpinning EU competition law is that competing companies should act independently on markets. In principle, rivalry and...
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26th Sep
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Most manufacturers do not distribute their products themselves. Establishing a captive retail system is expensive and manufacturers normally outsource...
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26th Sep
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There are several ways in which a supplier can distribute its product. A supplier may:•distribute products or services itself•use a distributor,...
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26th Sep
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A joint venture is a commercial arrangement whereby two or more independent companies combine or pool their resources, assets or business units in...
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25th Sep
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As with other commercial arrangements, 'franchise agreements' are potentially subject to EU and Member State competition law requirements (in...
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25th Sep
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What is a joint commercialisation agreement?Joint commercialisation agreements involve cooperation between competitors with regard to the selling,...
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1st Sep
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Joint production agreements, whereby two or more parties agree the terms under which a product may be produced, are capable of giving rise to...
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