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Competition law and trade associations

European Union - April 23 2015 Two recent developments have highlighted the competition law risks both for companies participating in trade associations and for trade associations…

Caroline Hobson, Graeme Young

AstraZeneca judgment: don’t game the system

European Union - December 12 2012 In a long-awaited judgment dated 6 December 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that certain brand protection strategies may infringe the EU competition rules.

David Marks, Nick Beckett

Abusive pricing: ECJ clarifies rules on selective discounts and below-cost selling

European Union - March 28 2012 Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its judgment on a preliminary reference from the Danish Supreme Court regarding the rules on selective discounts and below-cost selling under the competition law prohibition of the abuse of a dominant market position.

Susan Hankey, David Marks, Caroline Hobson

Contract variations and termination rights

United Kingdom - April 7 2015 Until recently, discussions on contract variations between contractors and authorities have invariably led to the parallel procurement universe of…

Caroline Hobson, Graeme Young

European Commission imposes largest ever antitrust fine

European Union - December 7 2012 On 5 December 2012, the European Commission imposed its largest ever fine of €1.47 billion on seven international producers in the cathode ray tubes sector for their involvement in either one or both of two distinct cartels over a period of 10 years. 

Susan Hankey, Caroline Hobson