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New European Commission proposals on antitrust damages

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • June 20 2013

The European Commission has taken a major step forward in its goal of promoting private antitrust litigation in the EU. In June 2013, the Commission

ECJ preliminary ruling that an absolute ban on internet sales breaches prohibition on anti-competitive agreements

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union
  • -
  • November 3 2011

The ECJ has given a preliminary ruling following a reference from the Paris Court of Appeal, with regards to whether certain selective distribution agreements containing an absolute ban on internet sales of cosmetics and personal care products to consumers breached Article 101 TFEU

ECJ rules that prohibitions on sale and use of foreign TV decoder cards for viewing football matches breach Article 101 TFEU and freedom to provide services

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 3 2011

On 4 October 2011, the European Court of Justice (the ECJ) gave its ruling on questions referred from the England and Wales High Court, in relation to the use of foreign satellite decoder cards for the broadcast of English Football Association Premier League matches

Litigation

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 10 2011

The General Court has dismissed appeals by Elf Aquitaine SA (and its subsidiary, Arkema France) against a Commission decision that imposed a fine for price-fixing and market-sharing in relation to sodium chlorate paper bleach

CAT publishes orders and transcripts in 080 and 08450870 termination charges appeals

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 30 2010

On 5 November the CAT published the transcript of a case management conference in relation to three appeals brought by BT and Everything Everywhere against Ofcom regarding the dispute over termination charges for 080 and 08450870 numbers, detailed in our October bulletin

Court of Appeal rules that CAT has no power to extend deadline for bringing damages claims

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2010

The Court of Appeal has ruled against the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), and decided that the CAT has no power to extend the deadline for bringing a damages claim under the Competition Act 1998

ECJ allows Canon to block unauthorised imports of cartridges if EU destination proven

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • November 30 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that Canon, a manufacturer of cameras, can prevent a Bulgarian trader from importing ink cartridges from Hong Kong into the EU if it can show that these cartridges were intended to be placed on the market within the EEA

CAT publishes ruling on disclosure, transcript and order in tobacco retail pricing appeals

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 31 2010

On 27 October the CAT published their decision on the disclosure of OFT documentation to four parties appealing the OFT's decision in April 2010 to impose fines on tobacco manufacturers and retailers for breaching Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 in relation to tobacco retail pricing

General Court ruling on liability of parent company for Spanish raw tobacco cartel

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Spain
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  • October 31 2010

The General Court has handed down its judgment on an appeal brought by three group companies against a fine imposed jointly and severally upon the companies by the Commission in October 2004 for the part played by their subsidiary, World Wide Tobacco Espana, in a Spanish tobacco cartel

Commission to resurrect collective redress action plan

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
  • -
  • October 31 2010

Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has confirmed that the Commission is to look into the availability of collective redress mechanisms in a number of policy domains throughout the European Union