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Commission accepts ENI settlement in Italian gas market competition case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Italy
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  • 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

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

Soccer league: the Antitrust Authority accepts commitments, one new package for Series A and three new packages for Series B

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

The proceeding began on 22 July 2009, to investigate possible abuses of dominant position by the League in its centralised marketing of broadcasting rights

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

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

Italian football governing body to be investigated for suspected abuse of dominance

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • August 17 2009

The Italian Competition Authority (the AGCM), on 22 July 2009, indicated that it will open an investigation into whether Lega Calcio (the Italian Football League), abused its dominant position in the centralised marketing of its rights relating to the preparation of "packets" of Serie A TV rights for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons, respectively

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • 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