The Irish High Court finds that four Dublin local authorities acted in breach of Irish competition law in proposing changes to how the domestic waste sector is regulated (Nurendale / Panda Waste Services)

In a ruling made on 21 December 2009 in the case of Nurendale Limited (trading as Panda Waste Services) v. Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council, the Irish High Court determined that the four Dublin local authorities acted in breach of ss. 4 and 5 of the Competition Act 2002 (CA 2002), finding that the authorities both abused their dominant position on the relevant market and that the arrangements between the authorities constituted an agreement between undertakings that would have an adverse effect on competition in relevant market. At the time of writing this note, the decision of the High Court was available in draft only. The final decision is expected shortly and it may be subject to an appeal to the

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Peppe Santoro, The Irish High Court finds that four Dublin local authorities acted in breach of Irish competition law in proposing changes to how the domestic waste sector is regulated (Nurendale / Panda Waste Services), 21 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 30707

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