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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


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


"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 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


Commission endorses Italian reduced interest rate loan scheme to boost real economy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 10 2009

The European Commission has approved under EC Treaty State aid rules an Italian scheme aimed at firms that encounter financial difficulties as a result of the current economic crisis


Commission approves extension of Italian bank guarantee scheme
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 23 2009

The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty State aid rules, the prolongation of an Italian guarantee scheme for banks


Commission refers Italy to court for failure to respect court ruling to recover illegal aid
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 1 2009

The Commission has decided to refer Italy to the ECJ for failure to implement a 2004 ruling by the ECJ confirming a Commission decision of 1999 finding that Italy had granted illegal and incompatible aid and ordering its recovery


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


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


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