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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 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


Commission accepts ENI settlement in Italian gas market competition case
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Italy
  • 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


Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to ENI concerning the Italian gas market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • 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


"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 authorises two Italian crisis schemes to boost real economy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 3 2009

The European Commission has authorised under EC Treaty State aid rules two schemes aimed at helping companies to deal with 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