Patrick J. Harrison
Sidley Austin LLP
This volume will offer expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in key areas such as: antitrust laws applicable to vertical restraints, responsible authorities, sector-specific rules, general exceptions from antitrust law, application of antitrust law to agency agreements, block exemptions or safe harbour, likely assessment of different kinds of restraint, formal notification procedure, investigative powers of the agency, sanctions or remedies, enforcement, consequences of an infringement of antitrust law and private enforcement.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Italy | 15 Oct 2021
Italy’s antitrust enforcer has conditionally cleared Nexi’s €4.6 billion purchase of rival SIA, concluding that the merged company’s dominant position will likely be constrained by new competitors in the future because of the rapid development of the digital payments sector.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Poland | 12 Oct 2021
Poland’s competition authority has raided the local subsidiary of video surveillance provider Dahua Technology and three of its distributors as part of a resale price maintenance investigation.
Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 22 Sep 2021
Apple faces a $177 million abuse of dominance fine, revised merger guidelines are expected in the US, and Europe prepares to resume dawn raids amid COVID-19– plus other key updates.
Lexology PRO | Argentina | 6 Sep 2021
Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.
Cordato Partners | Australia | 30 Aug 2021
When business partners agree to dissolve their partnership, they often agree to give each partner exclusive rights to particular products and…
Lexology PRO | Austria, European Union, Germany, etc. | 5 Aug 2021
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined five musical instrument companies a total of €21 million for vertical and horizontal price fixing, becoming the latest European enforcer to punish such behaviour.
Lexology PRO | European Union, United Kingdom | 9 Jul 2021
The European Commission has published its draft updated vertical block exemption regulation and related guidelines after almost three years of consultation and review.