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The General Court of the EU overturns the two European Commission lignite decisions

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 31 2012

In two landmark rulings on 20 September 2012, the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg annulled the two European Commission decisions on the Greek “lignite” case

Greek cases provide useful refresher on definition of 'undertaking' and application of competition rules to public sector

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • March 27 2008

Two recent Greek cases relating to the organisation of motor sport events and extraction rights for lignite (the main raw material for electricity production in Greece) have summarised the rules on when seemingly public sector activities are subject to competition rules

Syfait II

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • September 17 2008

Yesterday, the EC Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its long awaited judgment in the Syfait II Case (Joined Cases C-46806 - C-47806, Sot. Lélos kai Sia), which deals with stock management in the pharmaceutical sector

European high court decision delivers blow to Greek gambling monopoly

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • January 29 2013

This past Friday, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, issued an opinion finding that national legislation granting an

Refusal to supply exporter wholesalers as abuse of dominant position

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has given judgment in relation to the long-running disputes involving Greek wholesalers and GSK concerning the supply of GSK products for export

ECJ rules in major pharmaceuticals case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 30 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a preliminary ruling in the dispute over supply quotas imposed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on prescription drug wholesalers in Greece

AG gives Opinion in pharmaceutical parallel trade case

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
  • -
  • April 16 2008

On 1 April 2008, Advocate-General Colomer (AG) gave his Opinion, on a reference from a Greek court, on whether a refusal by a dominant pharmaceutical company to meet the full orders of wholesalers amounted to an abuse of a dominant position contrary to Article 82 of the EC Treaty

Antitrust, competition and economic regulation client quarterly newsletter

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China, European Union, Greece, USA
  • -
  • January 24 2012

A public company CEO recently consented to a federal district court order requiring him to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”

Parallel trade in medicines: ECJ judgment in the second reference re: GlaxoSmithKline’s supply policy in Greece and abuse of dominant position

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 16 2008

In the second reference to the European Court of Justice arising out of GSK’s policy of selling medicines directly to Greek hospitals and pharmacies the ECJ has held (Joined Cases C-46806 to C-47806 Sot. Lelos kai Sia and Others) that an undertaking which occupies a dominant position on the relevant market for medicinal products is abusing its dominant position contrary to Article 82 EC if, in order to stop parallel exports, it refuses to meet “ordinary orders” from wholesalers

GlaxoSmithKline infringed competition rules by restricting parallel trade

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • April 4 2008

Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo has delivered a non-binding opinion to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), finding that GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) abused its dominant position by limiting distribution of certain pharmaceuticals to Greek wholesalers