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Unfair Commercial Practices - The Italian Competition Authority and The Italian Communication Authority Sign a Memorandum of Understanding
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Italy
  • January 17 2017

On 13 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) signed a memorandum of understanding

Merger control: gun jumping goes global
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • June 28 2010

Broadly defined, "gun jumping" refers to unlawful premerger coordination between the parties to an M&A transaction

The Concept of Full-Function Joint Venture in the EU
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • August 8 2016

In the European Union (EU), at the inception of a joint venture (JV), parent companies must determine whether the newly created structure presents a

Limitation periods for antitrust damages actions in the European Union
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 2 2014

The last decade or so has seen a marked increase in antitrust damages actions brought before the national courts of the EU Member States. As things

Enforcement of antitrust rules to distribution agreements in Europe
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 14 2011

Some recent developments in the European antitrust legal arena demonstrate that the enforcement of antitrust rules in the distribution sector is clearly one of the main priorities on the agenda of the European antitrust authorities

EU national courts may have to order recovery of state aid before European Commission makes final decision
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • November 26 2013

The European Court of Justice decided on 21 November 2013 that EU national courts must assume that a measure qualifies as State aid, if the European

Exploitative abuses of a dominant position
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • August 31 2011

Although the application of Article 102 the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which prohibits the abuse of a dominant position, has been concerned mainly with exclusionary abuses, two recent casesconcerning Qualcomm and Rambusappear to indicate that the European Commission is shifting its focus from exclusionary abuses to exploitative abuses

The Advocate General of the EU clarifies position on enforcement of SEPs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 30 2014

Despite the fact that standard-essential patents (SEPs) have been on the agenda of the European Union (EU) competition law debate for some time now

European distribution: antitrust pitfalls arising out of warranty repair services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 19 2010

In the context of its preliminary antitrust investigation into Apple's iPhone guarantee policies, the European Commission has confirmed that, in order not to infringe competition rules, suppliers should provide EU-wide warranty services, regardless of the EUEEA country where the product was purchased

European developments impacting dominant, vertically integrated operators the TeliaSonera judgment
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Sweden
  • March 10 2011

On 17 February 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) - on a reference for a preliminary ruling by the Stockholm District Court (SDC) - clarified, and indeed expanded upon, the scope of the law in relation to pricing practices of vertically integrated companies