Half-day conference organized by Concurrences Journal in partnership with Skadden Arps and RBB Economics.
Jim Venit, co-head of the Antitrust Competition practice for Europe, has extensive international antitrust and European competition law experience. He has been practicing competition law in Brussels since 1980. His experience includes representing multinational companies in proceedings under the Merger Regulation and Articles 101 and 102 (formerly 81 and 82). He has represented clients in a wide range of economic sectors and has extensive experience counseling companies on compliance matters and the implementation of compliance programs. Mr. Venit has written extensively on various aspects of competition law and was named one of the “Top 10 antitrust lawyers” from around the world by Global Counsel. He has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Mr. Venit was named a leading practitioner in his field by Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers & Economists.
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2nd Half day conference organized by Concurrences in partnership with Skadden.
Workshop organized by Concurrences in partnership with Skadden.
A significant number of the Commission’s most prominent Article 102 landmark cases have targeted high tech companies – beginning with IBM in the 1980’s on down through Microsoft, Intel and now Google. National competition authorities are similarly focused on this area, most notably the German Federal Cartel Office which has recently opened proceedings pending against both Facebook and Amazon.
In a long-awaited judgment issued on June 12, 2014, the General Court upheld in its entirety the European Commission’s May 13, 2009, decision imposing a fine of €1.06 billion ($1.5 billion) on Intel for abusing a dominant position in the market for x86 CPUs. In particular, the court upheld the (...)
This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction On 12 June 2014 the General Court issued a judgment upholding in its entirety the European Commission’s decision of 13 May 2009 imposing a fine of (...)
In a judgment that may expand civil damage liability for cartel participants significantly (Case C-557/12, Kone AG and Others, judgment of June 5, 2014), the European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has ruled that a cartel’s members are liable for “umbrella damages,” which are caused by price (...)
Introduction The interplay between intellectual property (“IP”) and competition law has long been the subject of debate. However, this debate has recently gained momentum, with particular focus on the IP-intensive pharmaceutical and IT industries. In cases under Article 101 and 102 TFEU and (...)
EU Institutions Reach Compromise on EU Directive on Private Damage Actions* On March 18, 2014, representatives of the European Commission (the Commission), the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a compromise in relation to key provisions of the proposed EU (...)
On December 14, 2010, the European Commission (the Commission) published a package of measures containing revised rules and guidelines for the assessment of cooperation agreements between competitors (horizontal cooperation agreements). In particular, these measures provide new and more (...)
On October 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) issued its judgment in Deutsche Telekom AG vs. Commission (Case C-280/08 P, hereinafter the “Judgment”) dismissing an appeal brought by Deutsche Telekom AG (Telekom) against a judgment of the Court of First Instance (now the (...)
On September 14, 2010, the Court of Justice (the Court) issued its judgment in Akzo v. Commission (Case C-550/07 P, hereinafter the Judgment) dismissing an appeal brought by Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. (Akzo) against a judgment of the Court of First instance (now the General Court) of September (...)
On September 9, 2010, the General Court of the EU (the Court) issued its judgment in Tomra vs. Commission (Case T-155/06), dismissing an appeal brought by Tomra against a European Commission decision imposing a €24 million fine for abuse of its dominant position in Germany, Austria, Sweden, (...)
On June 9, 2010, the EU’s General Court (Court) issued its judgment on an appeal by Editions Odile Jacob (EOJ) against a decision by the European Commission (the Commission) refusing to disclose certain documents relating to the Commission’s review under the EC Merger Regulation of the (...)
On April 20, 2010, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted its new, long-awaited Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (the VBER) and accompanying guidelines applicable to distribution agreements in the EU. The VBER, which will enter into force on June 1, 2010, replaces Regulation (...)
On April 8, 2009, the English High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, granted British Airways’ request for an order striking two Plaintiffs’ representative claims. Though still subject to appeal, this decision potentially represents a significant obstacle to efforts underway to apply (...)