November 1993

General antitrust

The EU Court of Justice refuses to strike down a German Regulation prohibiting insurance companies from passing on commissions to their customers (Meng)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-2/91 Criminal proceedings against Wolf W. Meng* 1. Although Article 85 of the Treaty, in itself, relates only to the conduct of undertakings and docs not cover legislative measures or regulations adopted by Member States, the fact nevertheless remains that that article, read in (...)

The EU Court of Justice states that Member States are required not to introduce or maintain in force measures which may render ineffective the competition rules applicable to undertakings (Reiff)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-185/91 Bundesanstalt für den Güterfernverkehr v Gebrüder Reiff GmbH&Co. KG* 1. Although Article 85 of the Treaty, in itself, relates only to the conduct of undertakings and does not cover legislative measures or regulations adopted by Member States, the fact nevertheless remains that (...)

The EU Court of Justice states that Member States are required not to introduce or maintain in force measures which may render ineffective the competition rules applicable to private traders in the economic sphere (Ohra)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-245/91 Criminal proceedings against Ohra Schadeverzekeringen NV* Although Article 85 of the Treaty, in itself, relates only to the conduct of undertakings and does not cover legislative measures or regulations adopted by Member States, the fact nevertheless remains that that article, (...)

Procedures

The EU Court of Justice clarifies the notion of privilege against self-incrimination (Otto)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-60/92 Otto BV v Postbank NV* 1. Community law does not require a national court, when assessing an application for an order for provisional examination of witnesses prior to the initiation of civil proceedings, to apply the principle that an undertaking is not obliged to answer (...)

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