Ashurst (Brussels)

Donald Slater

Ashurst (Brussels)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Donald Slater is Counsel in the Brussels office of the law firm Ashurst LLP, specialising in EU competition law with an emphasis on behavioural aspects. He also teaches competition law at the College of Europe in Bruges. Donald holds an LLB from Cambridge University and a Masters in European Law from the College of Europe. He is a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales and is fluent in English and French. He has written numerous articles on antitrust procedure, private antitrust enforcement and other competition law topics. He is also a lecturer at the University of Bonn.

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Jessica Bracker, Denis Fosselard, Donald Slater, Alexi Dimitriou The EU Court of Justice partially quashes the General Court’s decision and reduces the fines on eleven producers of high voltage power cables for their participation in a global market-sharing cartel (NKT)

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On 14 May 2020, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") partially quashed the General Court’s (the "GC") judgment upholding the European Commission’s ("Commission") power cables cartel decision with respect to NKT and its wholly owned subsidiary NKT Verwaltungs (together "NKT" or the (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Nigel Parr, Donald Slater, Michaël Cousin The EU Commission publishes a temporary framework communication to provide antitrust guidance to companies cooperating in response to urgent situations related to COVID-19 pandemic

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On 8 April 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") published a Temporary Framework Communication ("Communication") to provide antitrust guidance to companies cooperating in response to urgent situations related to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Commission also announced that it issued a (...)

Duncan Liddell, Alexi Dimitriou, Donald Slater, Denis Fosselard The EU Court of Justice confirms the limitations that apply before courts are able to classify anticompetitive agreements as a restriction of competition by object under Art 101 TFEU in a multilateral interchange fee credit card transaction (Budapest Bank)

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On 2 April 2020, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") delivered its judgment in Budapest Bank on a reference for a preliminary ruling from Hungary’s highest court. The judgment confirms the important limitations that apply before competition authorities and courts are able classify (...)

Donald Slater The EU Court of Justice clarifies the conditions for a pay-for-delay agreement to be qualified as a restriction of competition by object (Generics - UK / GlaxoSmithKline / Actavis / Xellia Pharmaceuticals / Merck / Alpharma)

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On 30 January 2020 (case C-307/18), the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") issued a preliminary ruling that sheds more light on the circumstances in which an agreement settling a patent dispute between a pharmaceutical patent holder and a company intending to launch a competing generic product (...)

Donald Slater The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals against the Commission’s decisions in the case of alleged predatory practices by the Czech railway incumbent (České dráhy)

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On 30 January 2020, the European Court of Justice dismissed the appeals in joined cases C-538/18 P and C-539/18 P brought by Czech national rail carrier České dráhy, which sought to set aside the judgments of the General Court in cases T‑325/16 and T‑621/16 upholding the European Commission’s (...)

Donald Slater, Alexi Dimitriou The EU Court of Justice clarifies that a public body granting promotional loans to the purchaser of products covered by a cartel is entitled to claim damages for loss caused by the cartel (Otis / Land Oberösterreich)

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On 12 December 2019, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") provided important clarification, holding that Article 101 TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that a public body which granted promotional loans to purchasers of products covered by a cartel are entitled to claim damages for loss (...)

Donald Slater, Alexi Dimitriou The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal in a cartel of power cable, confirming no infringement of the claimant’s rights of defence (Brugg / LS Cable)

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On 28 November 2019, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") handed down judgments in three appeals against General Court judgments that had dismissed actions challenging the European Commission’s ("Commission") power cables cartel decision. Leniency applicant ABB’s appeal was partially upheld, (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Donald Slater The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal seeking to set aside an earlier judgement by the General Court sanctioning a cartel of manufacturers of power cables (Verwaltungs)

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On 14 November 2019, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed the appeal in case C-599/18 P brought by Silec Cable ("Silec"), which sought to set aside an earlier judgment by the General Court upholding the European Commission’s ("Commission") power cables decision. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (...)

Donald Slater The EU General Court partially annuls the Commission’s decision in a car battery recycling cartel case finding that the Commission erred in its findings on the duration of the infringement and on the fine reduction for mitigating circumstances (Campine)

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On 7 November 2019, the General Court ("GC") partially annulled with respect to Campine the Commission’s decision in the car battery recycling cartel case. While the Commission was correct to establish that Campine had participated in an unlawful cartel, the GC concluded that the Commission (...)

Donald Slater, Christopher Eberhardt The EU Court of Justice confirms a decision of the General Court which dismissed a company’s request for the suspension of an investigation of documents marked as legally privileged (Alcodis / Alcogroup)

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On 17 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") dismissed an appeal by ethanol company Alcogroup and its subsidiary Alcodis (collectivey "Alcogroup") against a ruling of the General Court ("GC") which had dismissed the company’s request for the suspension of the European (...)

Denis Waelbroeck, Donald Slater The EU Commission imposes interim measures on a major supplier of integrated circuits for communications devices to prevent damage to competition in the TV set-top boxes and modems market (Broadcom)

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On 16 October 2019, for the first time in 18 years, the European Commission ("Commission") imposed interim measures on Broadcom - a major supplier of integrated circuits for communications devices - in order to prevent "serious and irreparable damage" to competition from occurring in certain (...)

1374 Revue

Augusta Maciuleviciute, Donald Slater, Konrad Ost, Philip Collins, Philippe Lambrecht, Stefaan Raes Belgian Competition Day - RT1 - Private enforcement : Towards a European approach ? (Brussels, October 21th 2010)

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This set of articles reproduces the discussions delivered at the first round-table at the Belgian Competition Day held in Brussels on October 21, 2010. Mr. Ost stresses the complementarity of public and private enforcement. He however fears the possible impact of a « private enforcement industry (...)

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