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Peter Citron

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9693 Bulletin

Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines

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On 1 March 2022, the European Commission ("EC") published for consultation two draft revised horizontal block exemption regulations ("HBERs") on research & development ("R&D") and specialisation agreements, as well as draft revised horizontal cooperation guidelines ("Horizontal (...)

Tilman Kuhn, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley, Kathryn Jordan Mims, George Paul, Mark D. Powell, Cristina Caroppo, Peter Citron The EU Commission plans a series of dawn raids to investigate anticompetitive practices in labor markets

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No-poach agreements on the European Commission dawn raid radar* In a speech on 22 October 2021, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed that the European Commission was planning a series of dawn raids for the months to come. She highlighted that the European Commission is not (...)

Marc Israel, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Peter Citron The UK Competition Authority publishes a new Green Claims Code and announces that it will start carrying out a full review of misleading sustainability and environmental claims

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UK clampdown on greenwashing As the importance of sustainability and eco-friendliness grows among consumers worldwide, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concerns that an increasing number of businesses misleadingly market their products and services as environmentally (...)

Marc Israel, Tilman Kuhn, Mark D. Powell, Yann Utzschneider, Mathis Rust, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes for public consultation drafts of revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and revised Guidelines on vertical restraints

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On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (EC) published for public consultation a draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and draft revised guidelines on vertical restraints (Vertical Guidelines). The EC has made substantial revisions, including adjustments to the rules (...)

Jacquelyn MacLennan, Peter Citron, Will Cashman The UK Competition Authority announces that it will propose a package of remedies to address the issues found during its study into the electric vehicle charging market

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On 26 May 2021, the UK Competition and Markets Authority announced that it would not undertake a market investigation reference on the back of its study into the electric vehicle charging market and will instead propose a package of remedies to address the issues found during the course of the (...)

Jacquelyn MacLennan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission publishes a staff working document on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements

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On 6 May 2021, the European Commission ("Commission") published a staff working document ("SWD") on its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations on research & development and specialisation agreements ("H-BERs") and the horizontal guidelines. The SWD is accompanied by an (...)

Peter Citron, Tilman Kuhn, Assimakis Komninos, James Killick, Jérémie Jourdan The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals of several manufacturers of medicines involved in an agreement seeking to delay the marketing of the generic antidepressant citalopram (Lundbeck)

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On 25 March 2021, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed all the appeals against the European Commission’s decision to fine Lundbeck and several other companies for entering into anti-competitive patent settlement agreements. The judgments largely repeat the position taken by the ECJ (...)

Peter Citron The EU General Court partially annuls the decisions of the Commission to order dawn raids of a number of French retailers (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises)

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Partial annulment of European Commission decisions to order dawn raid inspections* On 5 October 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GC) partially annulled decisions of the European Commission (EC) to order on-the-spot inspections (dawn raids) of a number of French retailers.. The (...)

Peter Citron The EU Court of Justice confirms that a parent company can be held liable and fined for an antitrust infringement committed by its 50/50 joint venture (EI du Pont de Nemours)

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50:50 joint ventures – Possibility of parental liability for EU antitrust infringements confirmed* On 26 September 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued two important judgments (Case C-172/12 P, El du Pont de Nemours and Others v Commission and Case C-179/12 P, Dow (...)

Peter Citron The EU Court of Justice confirms that a parent company can be held liable and fined for an antitrust infringement committed by its 50/50 joint venture (Dow Chemical)

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50:50 joint ventures – Possibility of parental liability for EU antitrust infringements confirmed* On 26 September 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued two important judgments (Case C-172/12 P, El du Pont de Nemours and Others v Commission and Case C-179/12 P, Dow (...)

Peter Citron The EU General Court confirms Commission’s decision holding a parent company jointly and severally liable for cartel behavior of its 50/50 owned joint venture (EI Dupont de Nemours)

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Holding parents liable for 50/50 joint ventures* On 2 February 2012, the EU’s General Court issued two important judgments concerning the issue of whether joint venture parents can be held liable for the cartel behaviour of their 50-50 joint venture. In T-77/08 (Dow Chemical v Commission) and (...)

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