WilmerHale (Brussels)

John Ratliff

WilmerHale (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

John Ratliff is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Antitrust and Competition and European Regulatory Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1999. Mr. Ratliff has practised EC Competition law for more than 30 years, dealing with all aspects of EU competition law. He has handled matters involving Phase 1 and 2 EU merger control, cartel and other infringement defenses, abuse of dominance and competition remedies before the European Commission, national courts and the European Courts. Mr. Ratliff has worked for clients in numerous sectors, including energy (gas and electricity), maritime pipelay, metal (steel and copper), heavy machinery, sport, telecoms, financial services (payment cards), pharma, aircraft manufacture, aviation and retail/consumer goods.

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Articles

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John Ratliff, Anne Vallery, Christian Duvernoy, Frédéric Louis, Cormac O’Daly The European Competition Network and individual EU Member State publishes statements in response to antitrust enforcement due to the COVID-19 outbreak

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The European Competition Network of the 27 EU Member State Antitrust Authorities (the ‘ECN’), several individual EU Member State antitrust authorities, the UK’s antitrust authority and Norway’s government have issued statements in response to antitrust enforcement and COVID-19, focusing on three (...)

Hans-Georg Kamann, Frédéric Louis, Christian Duvernoy, Anne Vallery, John Ratliff The EU Commission issues a communication recalling the various options for Member States that are within the rules and adopts a Temporary Framework for support measures to help with the effects of COVID-19 in order to prevent unfair distortions of competition and trade within the EU’s internal market

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The COVID-19 crisis is first and foremost a health issue, as governments around the world seek to limit and treat its effects and save lives. However, it is also an immediate economic and social issue, as companies and individuals strive to deal with its effects on their livelihoods—from (...)

John Ratliff Unilateral conduct in the energy sector : An overview of EU and national case law

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This chapter provides an overview of the practice of the European Commission (“EC”) and European national competition authorities (“NCAs”) as regards the application of competition rules to unilateral conduct in the energy sector. It is based mainly on cases reported in e-Competitions (abbreviated here to “e- C”). There are more than 120 cases covered, including national court judgments and investigations, which were started, settled or did not result in a decision. The reference period for this latest update is May 2018 to June 2019.

John Ratliff, Roberto Grasso Unilateral conduct in the energy sector : An overview of EU and national case law

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This chapter provides an overview of the practice of the European Commission and European national competition authorities as regards unilateral conduct in the energy sector. It is based mainly on cases reported in e-Competitions. There are more than 120 cases covered, including national court judgments and investigations, which were started, settled or did not result in a decision.

Frédéric Louis, John Ratliff, Thomas Mueller The European Commission publishes a legislative proposal enabling cartel defendants to enter into settlement discussions with the Commission in exchange for earlier certainty about the level of fines

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The Commission has published a legislative proposal to allow it to deal more rapidly with cartel cases. The proposal would enable cartel defendants to enter into settlement discussions with the Commission in exchange for earlier certainty about the level of fines and a yet unspecified (...)

Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, John Ratliff The EU Court of Justice rules on the standard of judicial review in merger cases and clarifies the burden of proof upon the Commission in conglomerate mergers cases (Tetra Laval / Sidel)

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On 15 February 2005, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed the European Commission’s appeal in the Tetra Laval/Sidel merger case. The ECJ’s judgment establishes two significant principles that apply beyond the facts of this particular case : • The judgment confirms that the Court of First (...)

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