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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 -


National Assets Management Agency
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 19 2010

On 26 February 2010, the European Commission announced its decision to approve the establishment of the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA


Brexit and Shipping
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 10 2016

"Brexit" is the notion that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union. What would be the impact of Brexit on the shipping sector


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


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


Competition (Amendment) Act 2012 enacted and enters into force
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2012

Ireland has enacted the Competition (Amendment) Act 2012


Advocate General's opinion on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution agreements
  • A&L Goodbody
  • France
  • March 21 2011

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique (PFDC) which is a manufacturer of cosmetic and personal care products, challenged the decision of the (now) Autorité de la Concurrence (French Competition Authority) before the Cour d'appel de Paris (Paris Court of Appeal) that PFDC's banning of all internet sales under its distribution agreements constituted anti-competitive agreements which infringed the French Commercial Code as well as EU competition law


Test case: we're all equal (but just not yet)!
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Belgium, European Union
  • March 21 2011

On 1 March 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided the so-called Test Achats case on insurance premiums


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


Brexit or Britremain: What can the UK learn from the Irish experience of EU referendums?
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 7 2016

Ireland’s nine European Union-related referendums might provide some insight on how the UK’s “Brexit” or “Britremain” referendum could turn out on 23