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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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By controlling output, companies can control the price that their product sells at, and by restricting production, the price rises. Supply to the...
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8th Apr
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Export bans—restriction on competitionExport bans are seen as a serious restriction on competition and, along with behaviour such as price fixing and...
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8th Apr
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There are often legitimate reasons why companies enter into agreements that contain provisions or obligations that risk restricting competition. In...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Bid rigging or collusive tendering occurs where companies collude when tendering for contracts. It is particularly relevant in the construction...
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8th Apr
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Where competitors 'carve up' markets or customers, or limit access into a market they are in effect isolating their business from competition. Conduct...
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8th Apr
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Article 101(1) TFEU and Article 102 TFEU will only apply to market conduct (whether agreements/concerted practices or unilateral conduct) that may...
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8th Apr
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Cartels are considered to be the most pernicious anti-competitive practices under Article 101 TFEU. As such, they are subject to a specific legal...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 6th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 6th Apr
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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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6th Apr
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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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6th Apr
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The concept of ’single and continuous infringement‘ (SCI) enables the European Commission (and national competition authorities more generally) to...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 6th Apr
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Generally, agreements that have either the object or effect of restricting, distorting or preventing competition are prohibited.Agreements with an...
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6th Apr
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Article 101(1) TFEU prohibits agreements which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention,...
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22nd Mar
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Article 101(1) TFEU prohibits agreements which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention,...
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22nd Mar
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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 22nd Mar
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Under EU competition law, a parent company may be held jointly and severally liable for antitrust violations committed by its subsidiary, where the...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 22nd Mar
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The concept of concerted practice laid down in Article 101(1) TFEU enables the European Commission (Commission), national competition authorities and...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 22nd Mar
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The principle of economic continuity enables the European Commission to attribute liability for a violation of EU competition law to a legal entity...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 22nd Mar
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