The Italian NCA has been entrusted with new interim measures powers : First applications (Com., 14 Dec. 2006)

1. Introduction This note deals with three separate, although related, issues. The first part describes in some detail the new power to adopt interim measures that has recently been granted to the Italian NCA. The second part examines and assesses the first two cases where the Italian NCA has exercised such a power. Finally, the third part includes some broader considerations on whether NCAs should enjoy, even in the absence of domestic legislation to this effect, the power to grant interim measures for the enforcement of EC competition law. The issue was first tackled by the Italian NCA in the Merck case (See G. L. Zampa and M. Dematte, The Italian competition authority imposes for the first time interim measures on the basis of Art. 82 EC (Merck, Carbapenem), e-Competitions,

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Paolisa Nebbia, The Italian NCA has been entrusted with new interim measures powers : First applications (Com., 14 Dec. 2006), 14 December 2006, e-Competitions December 2006, Art. N° 13083

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