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  1. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    US food delivery companies hit with anti-trust law suit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/us-food-delivery-companies-hit-with-anti-trust-law-suit

    Locked down or not, customers increasingly rely on deliveries from local restaurants. What if delivery companies imposed "no price competition clauses" on restaurants as a requirement for participating in delivery apps? ...

  2. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Retail Price Maintenance in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/retail-price-maintenance-in-the-eu

    The European Commission concluded in its 2017 Final Report on the e-commerce sector that pricing restrictions are generally the most widespread contractual restrictions. Manufacturers and retailers have been using ...

  3. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    Amsterdam Court of Appeal accepts jurisdiction in damages claim concerning abuse of dominance case on the Greek beer market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/amsterdam-court-of-appeal-accepts-jurisdiction-in-damages-claim

    On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) reversed a judgment of the Amsterdam District Court (District Court) in which the District Court declined jurisdiction in the damage claims brought by ...

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Highest Dutch Court upholds annulment of € 41 million abuse of dominance fine imposed on railway incumbent
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/highest-dutch-court-upholds-annulment-of--41-million

    On 1 June 2021 the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (“CBb”), which is the highest administrative court in the Netherlands, upheld the annulment of the nearly € 41 million abuse of dominance fine imposed by the ...

  5. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Dutch regulator publishes final Guidelines regarding Sustainability Claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/dutch-regulator-publishes-final-guidelines-regarding-sustainability-claims

    Sustainability plays an increasingly important role for companies and consumers when selling or buying products and services. To promote the development of markets for sustainable products and services, the Dutch ...

  6. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    The ACCC releases its 2021 enforcement and compliance priorities
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/the-accc-releases-its-2021-enforcement-and-compliance-priorities

    On 23 February 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its enforcement and compliance priorities for the year ahead. The Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, also made his first public ...

  7. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    A sandwich cartel case, or how leniency can get you out of a pickle
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/france/a-sandwich-cartel-case-or-how-leniency-can-get-you-out-of-a-pickle

    The French Competition Authority (“FCA”) recently fined the three main French manufacturers of sandwiches for mass retail distribution for having implemented a volume and customer allocation plan over a six-year period ...

  8. Legal news
    11 June 2021
    Even “narrow” best price clauses are not narrow enough
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/even-narrow-best-price-clauses-are-not-narrow-enough

    On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) ruled that Booking.com’s “narrow” best price clause violates Article 101 (1) TFEU (the cartel prohibition) as well. Thereby the FCJ overruled the Higher Regional ...

  9. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK CMA & EU Commission seeking views from stakeholders on the new VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/uk-cma-eu-commission-seeking-views-from-stakeholders-on-the-new-vber

    The current Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and its accompanying guidelines provide the framework of competition law regulation for suppliers and distributors across the EU. It is due to expire in ...