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Meeting competitors: what executives may, and, may not do - the competition law angle
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • February 16 2015

Every executive in business inevitably meets competitors. Commercial life probably could not function if one did not meet competitors at some point -


Letter before action - Michael Gillen and Flosshaul Ltd v Inverclyde Council
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

In Michael Gillen and Flosshaul Ltd v Inverclyde Council 2010 CSOH 19, the Scottish Court of Session dismissed two actions for damages taken against Inverclyde Council for breach of the Scottish Procurement Regulations in its award of a contract for the provision of bus services


Review of Irish Merger Control in 2016
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • January 6 2017

This is a review of the transactions notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in 2016 and an analysis of Irish merger


Development agreements - Helmut Muller v Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • May 19 2010

In Helmut Muller GmbH v Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (Case C-45108, judgment of 25 March 2010), the CJEU clarified the application of the EU procurement rules to development agreements


Time limits for court challenges - Uniplex (UK) Ltd v. NHS BSA
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

On the same day as the Commission v. Ireland case, the CJEU handed down its judgment in Uniplex (UK) Ltd v. NHS Business Services Authority


Change in subcontractor Wall v Stadt Frankfurt am Main
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 19 2010

In Wall v Stadt Frankfurt am Main (Case C-9108, judgment of 13 April 2010), the CJEU held that a change of subcontractor (even if the possibility of a change is provided for in the contract) may in exceptional cases constitute a material amendment to the contract where the use of a particular subcontractor was a decisive factor in awarding the contract


Stena's acquisition of certain assets of DFDS: warning against gun-jumping
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • March 21 2011

On 21 December 2010, the Irish Competition Authority issued a press release indicating that a purported acquisition by Stena AB of certain assets of DFDS AS was void because it was implemented before it was notified to the Authority and before a determination was made


Safeway Stores Ltd and others v Twigger and others
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

The UK supermarket chain, Safeway, which is to be fined by the Office of Fair Trading for cartel offences involving supermarkets and dairy processors, is entitled in principle to recover the fine from the employees and directors who caused it to breach the applicable competition laws


Participation in more than one tender - Serrantoni and Consorzio
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • May 19 2010

In Serrantoni and Consorzio stabile edili (Case C-37608, judgment of 23 December 2009), the CJEU ruled that it is not an inherent breach of the principle of equal treatment for a consortium and a company, which is a member of that consortium, to separately bid in competition against each other in a tender


Important judgement on the relationship between EU and international law: MSC Orchestra and sulphur emissions
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Global
  • July 3 2015

An issue of key concern to the shipping community is whether EU law prevails over international treaty law (in particular, treaties in the maritime