John Ratliff

WilmerHale (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

John Ratliff is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Antitrust and Competition and European Regulatory Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1999. Mr. Ratliff has practised EC Competition law for more than 30 years, dealing with all aspects of EU competition law. He has handled matters involving Phase 1 and 2 EU merger control, cartel and other infringement defenses, abuse of dominance and competition remedies before the European Commission, national courts and the European Courts. Mr. Ratliff has worked for clients in numerous sectors, including energy (gas and electricity), maritime pipelay, metal (steel and copper), heavy machinery, sport, telecoms, financial services (payment cards), pharma, aircraft manufacture, aviation and retail/consumer goods.

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WilmerHale (Brussels)
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WilmerHale (Brussels)
WilmerHale (Brussels)

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3548 Bulletin

John Ratliff, Roberto Grasso Unilateral conduct in the energy sector: An overview of EU and national case law

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This chapter provides an overview of the practice of the European Commission and European national competition authorities as regards unilateral conduct in the energy sector. It is based mainly on cases reported in e-Competitions. There are more than 120 cases covered, including national court judgments and investigations, which were started, settled or did not result in a decision.

Frédéric Louis, John Ratliff, Thomas Mueller The European Commission publishes a legislative proposal enabling cartel defendants to enter into settlement discussions with the Commission in exchange for earlier certainty about the level of fines

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The Commission has published a legislative proposal to allow it to deal more rapidly with cartel cases. The proposal would enable cartel defendants to enter into settlement discussions with the Commission in exchange for earlier certainty about the level of fines and a yet unspecified (...)

Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, John Ratliff The EU Court of Justice rules on the standard of judicial review in merger cases and clarifies the burden of proof upon the Commission in conglomerate mergers cases (Tetra Laval / Sidel)

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On 15 February 2005, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed the European Commission’s appeal in the Tetra Laval/Sidel merger case. The ECJ’s judgment establishes two significant principles that apply beyond the facts of this particular case: • The judgment confirms that the Court of First (...)

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