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Private actions in competition law: UK government consultation

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2012

On April 24, 2012, the UK government took a significant step towards private antitrust actions by publishing a consultation document on how best to encourage private sector challenges to anticompetitive behavior

Disclosure of EU leniency materials: English High Court outlines the boundaries of document disclosure

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 23 2012

In the latest of a series of disputes over disclosure in antitrust damages actions, on 4 April 2012 the English High Court ordered that several passages from the confidential version of the European Commission’s decision in COMPF38.899 Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and associated materials submitted to the Commission by companies seeking lenient treatment (leniency materials) be turned over to UK National Grid plc, in support of its damages claim against certain suppliers of GIS

English tribunal confirms litigation privilege can apply in competition authority investigations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 13 2012

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that litigation privilege may attach to documents prepared for an investigation by a national competition authority, if the proceedings were adversarial rather than inquisitorial at the time the documents were prepared

European Commission provides guidance on disclosure of leniency documents

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 22 2011

In response to a request from the English High Court, which is currently reviewing a cartel damage claim, the European Commission has submitted an amicus curiae brief on the disclosure of leniency documents

UK competition regulator issues guidance on how businesses can comply with competition laws

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 29 2011

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued an overview of competition law and steps that companies can take to comply with competition law

Caught in the act of acquiring some shares: the application of merger control rules on the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings in Germany and the UK

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany, United Kingdom
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  • January 5 2011

Enterprises and corporate lawyers certainly know by now that they may have to go through merger control proceedings if they want to acquire "control" of another enterprise

In P Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd and Akcros Chemicals Ltd v European Commission: exchanges between in-house lawyers and their employers

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2010

In P Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd and Akcros Chemicals Ltd v European Commission C-55007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed an appeal by Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd and Akcros Chemicals Ltd against the decision of the General Court in 2007 that advice given by an in-house lawyer is not protected by legal privilege in EU competition cases

UK directors at risk in competition law cases

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2010

Directors of companies with operations in the United Kingdom should review their competition law compliance programmes and training to avoid running the risk of a director disqualification order

Energy Act 2010

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 20 2010

As the UK Energy Bill receives Royal Assent, the Government prioritises the issues of tackling market power exploitation, ensuring security of supply, increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions

Ofgem suspends existing energy network merger policy and begins review

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 12 2010

Review of United Kingdom energy network merger policy across both the gas and the electricity sectors