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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    Internal investigations – What to do when there is a suspicion that an employee is infringing Competition Law

    Following the increasingly important role of compliance with competition rules, our competition team analyses the most relevant aspects that must be taken into account when conducting an internal investigation ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    21 January 2021
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU Law January 2021

    Welcome to the January edition of Competitive Edge. As the new year begins, we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best wishes for 2021 on behalf of Bird & Bird's entire Competition & EU group.

  7. Legal news
    19 March 2019
    The interplay of data protection and competition law - issues beyond the Facebook case

    Following the widely debated Facebook decision of the German Federal Cartel Office our competition team looks into other aspects of the fascinating relationship between competition and data protection law.

  8. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Commission’s report on the implementation of the Damages Directive

    On 14 December 2020, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (“the Damages Directive”). Overall, the Commission is positive ...

  9. Legal news
    30 November 2017
    Commission adopts light touch in SEP Guidelines

    Yesterday the European Commission issued its much awaited guidance on the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents. Whilst the guidelines broadly endorse Unwired Planet v Huawei and Huawei v ZTE , what is more ...

  10. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Increased clarity is expected to influence private enforcement actions in 2021

    Follow-on damages claims are now an almost inevitable consequence of infringement decisions by the European Commission and national competition authorities, and preparing for possible claims is an ever more important ...