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  1. Legal news
    13 November 2019
    Five years of the Competition Damages Directive: The first rulings from the European Court of Justice

    November 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the EU Competition Damages Directive. We lead with an analysis of the two judgments of the European Court of Justice to date that address this Directive.

  2. Legal news
    13 February 2019
    The threshold of 'transnationality' in EWC matters

    The European Works Council ('EWC') is a body of workers information and consultation in the European Union. Its material scope of authority is limited to transnational matters, i.e. matters that concern the ...

  3. Legal news
    05 February 2019
    "Effective enforcement of EU competition rules in the pharmaceutical law remains a matter of high priority…"

    So notes the Commission's report on competition enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector (2009-2017) published at the end of January 2019.

  4. Legal news
    15 April 2019
    EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets

    In these final months of Margrethe Vestager's mandate as European Competition Commissioner, she is pursuing a serious reflection on whether or not traditional competition rules and principles are fit for purpose in this ...

  5. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    Supreme Administrative Court decides on clearly disproportionate fines for unauthorized acquisition

    In a recent decision concerning the case of an unauthorized acquisition, the Supreme Administrative Court concluded that fines which are not clearly disproportionate cannot be reduced by the Regional Courts, and must be ...

  6. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    State aid support to the Hotel and Leisure sector following the COVID-19 outbreak

    The European Commission has recognised the Hotel and Leisure sector as one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Hotel and Leisure sector is unparalleled. The ...

  7. Legal news
    12 May 2020
    Overlooked Issues in Merger Control

    Following the MOWI gun jumping case our competition team shares their experiences on some of the overlooked features of merger control capable of leaving notifiable transactions inadvertently being left un-notified.

  8. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    European Commission confirms the need for more guidance on retail parity or most favoured nation (‘MFN’) clauses

    One of the key gaps in the current competition law framework for vertical agreements is the absence of guidance on how retail parity clauses (also known as MFN’s) should be assessed under Article 101 TFEU. In the ...

  9. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Food and Beverage & COVID-19 & Antitrust Q&As

    As a general rule, companies are required to self-assess whether any cooperation they enter into is antitrust compliant. This is particularly true when it comes to cooperation with competitors which finds itself in the ...

  10. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    Consultation regarding the EU Market Definition Notice

    The Commission took its next steps in the review of the European Competition law rulebook. On 26 June 2020, the Commission published a consultation on the review of the EU Market Definition Notice with a deadline to ...