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Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, India, etc. | 6 Dec 2021

Consumer protection: key updates and developments

New debt collection rules enter into force in the US, the UK FCA reforms its decision-making procedures, and Volkswagen’s appeal against the AUS$125 million emissions penalty is denied – plus other key updates.
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Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, Global, etc. | 19 Nov 2021

ESG: key updates and developments (12 – 18 Nov)

The COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact receives approval, Australia’s High Court upholds Volkswagen’s AU$125 million fine for misrepresenting emissions, and the ICC looks at the challenges of creating uniform sustainable finance standards- plus other key updates.
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Italy | 9 Nov 2021

Italy opens electric car charging station JV probe

The Italian Competition Authority has opened a full investigation into a proposed joint venture between Enel X and Volkswagen to develop ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations, after warning that a non-compete agreement at the heart of the deal could harm consumers.
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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein | European Union | 2 Sep 2021

Green deal: European Commission shows zero tolerance for cartel conduct

The European Commission has clearly demonstrated its determination to meet the targets of the European Green Deal after imposing fines of €875 million on BMW and Volkswagen Group, which were found to have colluded to restrict the development of a technology that could reduce harmful emissions.
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Fieldfisher | Germany | 29 Jul 2021

VW and BMW fined almost €900 million for antitrust violation

The European Commission has imposed fines of €875 million on BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group for an antitrust violation lasting more than five years. The commission is expected to take a more critical view of environment-related agreements, such as those in which competitors agree to use more environmentally friendly technologies, but simultaneously reach an understanding that they will......
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Fasken | European Union | 27 Jul 2021

A Bold Step: The EU Accelerates Targets for Zero-Emission Vehicles

The European Commission has unveiled its proposed “Fit for 55” legislation to accelerate the EU’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The new…
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Lexology PRO | Canada, European Union, Spain, etc. | 14 Jul 2021

Competition and antitrust: Key compliance updates (1 – 14 Jul)

A new executive order to promote competition in the US, revised EU vertical block exemption rules and guidelines, a new law on subsidy control in the UK, and enforcement actions against Facebook, Google, BMW, and others – plus more key competition and antitrust updates.
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Lexology PRO | Belgium, European Union | 8 Jul 2021

EU fines carmakers €875 million for emissions tech collusion

The European Commission has determined that Daimler, BMW and the Volkswagen group agreed not to compete over emissions technology in diesel cars, in its first-ever cartel decision penalising collusion over technical standards.
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Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 21 Apr 2021

Volkswagen asks the Supreme Court to Clarify the Role of States in Regulating a Manufacturer’s Post-Sale Vehicle Conduct

Briefing for certiorari has recently completed in Volkswagen v. Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. The challenged Ninth…
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PRO Compliance | USA | 15 Sep 2020

Compliance overhaul helps Daimler reach emissions cheating settlement

German car manufacturer Daimler implemented a wide-ranging compliance plan before reaching a $1.5 billion settlement with three US agencies to resolve claims that the company fitted Mercedes-Benz vehicles with emissions cheating devices.
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