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Antitrust Authority launches investigation into possible collusion among guardrail manufacturers

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • January 30 2010

In a meeting on 13 January 2010, the Italian Competition Authority (the "Antitrust Authority") launched an investigation to determine whether the seven main producers of guardrails established an agreement restricting competition in order to alter competitive dynamics in the awarding of contracts and the supply of metal crash barriers to installation services

"Italian torpedo” claims get a boost in the Italian courts

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • May 19 2009

The Court of Milan has rejected Eni’s request for a ‘negative ascertainment', which was aimed to have the court declare there was no cartel (which had been found following a Commission investigation in 2006 and involved a fine of 519 million for participants in a price-fixing ring for synthetic rubber) and that, accordingly, no damages were suffered by the tyre manufacturers

Commission approves 46 million regional aid to Fiat for investment project in Sicily

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • May 7 2009

The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty State aid rules, 46 million of regional investment aid, which the Italian authorities intend to grant to Fiat for an investment project for the production of a new car model in Sicily

Commission accepts ENI settlement in Italian gas market competition case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • October 19 2010

On 19 March 2009 the Commission notified it's preliminary view to ENI that ENI may be abusing its dominant position by refusing to grant competitors access to capacity available on the Italian gas supply network; granting access in an impractical manner; and strategically limiting investment in its international transmission pipeline system

Commission approves Italian state aid for a new combined freight transport service

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • June 23 2009

The European Commission announced that it has decided to approve Italian State aid for a new combined freight transport service

Google under investigation in Italy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • September 30 2009

Following a complaint filed by the Italian Federation of Newspapers Editors (FIEG), the Italian Antitrust Authority decided on 26 August 2009 to launch an antitrust investigation against Google Italy, which was subsequently dawn raided on 27 August

Commission approves Italian risk-capital measure to boost real economy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • June 3 2009

The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty State aid rules, an Italian framework temporarily adapting certain existing risk-capital schemes to increase companies' financing possibilities during the current economic crisis

High Court refuses stay in synthetic rubber cartel damages action

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy, United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 31 2009

The High Court has refused to issue a stay against a damages action brought against participants in a synthetic rubber cartel, stating that the risk of contradictory judgements following proceedings in Italy was not a sufficient reason to delay the case

Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to ENI concerning the Italian gas market

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • March 23 2009

The European Commission has confirmed that it has sent a Statement of Objections under EU antitrust rules to the Italian ENI group

Commission authorises two Italian crisis schemes to boost real economy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • June 3 2009

The European Commission has authorised under EC Treaty State aid rules two schemes aimed at helping companies to deal with the current economic crisis