April 1996

Anticompetitive practices

The European Commission grants an individual exemption under art. 85(3) of EC Treaty to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint service on a jointly agreed schedule at jointly agreed tariff and service arrangement rates (Finncarriers/Poseidon Schiffart)
Hong Kong Competition Commission
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

The European Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the port of Montreal and various ports in the eastern Mediterranean (Joint Mediterranean Canada Service)
Hong Kong Competition Commission
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

The European Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service for the transport of goods between two British ports and a Polish port (British ports of Hull and Felixstowe and Polish port of Gdynia)
Hong Kong Competition Commission
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Unilateral Practices

The English High Court deals with the issue of whether a party could, in national proceedings, rely on conclusions of facts and issues reached by the Commission, the CFI and the ECJ in related proceedings (Iberia U.K. v. Bpb Industries and British Gypsum)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"The English High Court’s Judgment In Iberia U.K. Ltd V (1) Bpb Industries Plc And (2) British Gypsum Ltd"* The facts The defendants (BPB Industries Plc and British Gypsum Ltd) are major suppliers of plasterboard to the UK and for the purposes of Article 86, occupy a dominant position in that (...)

Mergers

The European Commission amends its decision authorizing the establishment of a joint venture in the polyolefins sector subject to conditions and obligations corresponding to commitments given by the parties (Montell, Shell and Montedison)
DG GROW (Brussels)
"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 24th April 1996, the Commission decided to amend its Decision 94/811 EC of 8.6.1994 which had authorized the establishment of Montell, a joint venture in the polyolefins sector between Shell and Montedison, subject to conditions (...)

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