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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


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


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 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 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 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


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


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


Commission approves Italian state aid for a new combined freight transport service
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 23 2009

The European Commission announced that it has decided to approve Italian State aid for a new combined freight transport service