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Waiting for Coty: French Supreme Court Takes a Cursory Look at Platform Bans
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Camille Keres
November 8, 2017
Finally Solved: Non Full-Function Joint Ventures Are not Subject to EU Merger Control
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Chiara Conte
October 12, 2017
‘A Whole New World:’ CoJ Says that All Rebates Should Be Assessed in Light of Their Economic Effects
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
September 12, 2017
Selective Distribution System and Online Sales: AG Wahl Delivers Opinion in Coty Case
Yves Botteman, Chiara Conte
July 28, 2017
Online Distribution Practices Under EU Fire: Are You Ready?
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Camille Keres, Chiara Conte
June 19, 2017
Confidential or Not Confidential: To What Extent Can the European Commission Publish Leniency Information in Its Decisions?
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Chiara Conte
June 9, 2017
More on AG Wahl’s Opinion in Intel: The CoJ Gets – Yet Another – Chance to Clarify the Extraterritorial Reach of EU Competition Law
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
April 13, 2017
Santander Ruling vs. Apple Decision: Pure Coincidence or Fate?
Chiara Conte, Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
April 5, 2017
AG Wahl’s Opinion in Intel: Towards Clear Rules on Rebates under Article 102 TFEU?
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
February 14, 2017
To Settle or not to Settle: The EU Highest Court Confirms the Commission’s Approach in First Hybrid Cartel
Daniel Barrio, Yves Botteman
January 30, 2017
"National Competition Authorities' Investigations in Hub-and-Spoke Arrangements: A Critical Review"
Yves Botteman
January 23, 2017, The Notion of Restriction of Competition, Global Competition Law Center
Third Time’s a Charm: Parker-Hannifin and the Principles of Economic Continuity and Personal Liability
August 9, 2016
“We’re Not Together”: Companies are Not Presumed to be Liable for Service Providers’ Conduct
Yves Botteman
July 28, 2016
iiyama: One Step Too Far for the English High Court
July 6, 2016
The CoJ’s Judgments in the Cement Case: Towards Increased Rights of Defense for Investigated Businesses?
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
March 23, 2016
Resolving the Leniency Equation: The Need for a Harmonized Leniency Regime in Europe Illustrated in the DHL Case
Camille Keres, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
March 16, 2016
Ultra Petita – When the General Court Oversteps the Mark
February 15, 2016
Cartel Liability in the Online Space Requires More Than a Sent E-mail
Yves Botteman
February 3, 2016
Towards a New Probatio Diabolica? EU Opinion Presses the Case for Extending Company Liability to Cartels Set up by Service Providers
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
December 18, 2015
AC-Treuhand v Commission: Article 101 TFEU for Everyone!
Yves Botteman
November 3, 2015
The European Court of Justice’s Judgment in Post Danmark II: Back to Square One?
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Camille Keres
October 27, 2015
LG Electronics vs. The European Commission: Nightmare Scenario for Joint Ventures?
Yves Botteman
September 22, 2015
Practical Views on the Recent Procedural Changes Introduced into French Antitrust Law
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Camille Keres
September 22, 2015
Fine (or not so Fine) Calculations: Highest EU Court Says European Commission May Take into Account Sales of Finished Products Incorporating Cartelized Components
Yves Botteman
August 5, 2015
The Fine Line Between “Fortuitous Discovery” and “Fishing Expedition:" CoJ Finds Dawn Raids by the EC to be Illegal
Jean-Nicolas Maillard
July 6, 2015
Supreme Court Passes on Chance to Clarify US Antitrust Laws’ Reach Under FTAIA
Edward B. Schwartz, Rachel B. Peck
June 18, 2015
What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas: the EU General Court’s Ruling in Timab v. Commission
Yves Botteman
June 12, 2015
The CoJ’s Ruling in the CDC Case: Where to Seek Damages for Victims of Cross-Border Cartels?
Camille Keres
June 5, 2015
What Sales to Take into Account when Calculating EU Cartel Fines?
Yves Botteman
May 29, 2015
The Economic Continuity Principle
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
May 2015, Lexis Nexis
The European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy: What’s in It for Audiovisual Media Service Providers?
Yves Botteman
May 13, 2015
EU Commission Launches E-Commerce Inquiry
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
May 7, 2015
EU High Court Pushes Boundaries Of What Amounts To A Cartel
Yves Botteman
April 3, 2015, Law360
E-Commerce to Be Probed by EU Commission
Edward B. Schwartz, Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
March 27, 2015
Highest EU Court Supports an Expanded View on What Amounts to a Cartel
Yves Botteman
March 27, 2015
Confidentiality of In-House Counsel’s Communications in the European Union: A Lack of Harmonized Approach Leading to Differing Outcomes
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
March 23, 2015
Rights of Defence in EU Antitrust Proceedings
Jean-Nicolas Maillard
March 2015, Lexis Nexis
European Commission vs. Versalis and Eni: Spreading the Love Through Economic Continuity
Yves Botteman
March 11, 2015
Oops, I Did It Again – or Maybe Not: May a Parent Company Be Held Recidivist on Account of a Subsidiary’s Past Antitrust Offense?
Jean-Nicolas Maillard
February 12, 2015
The EU Court of Justice’s Ruling in European Commission v. Parker ITS Srl and Parker-Hannifin Corp: Towards an Extensive Concept of Economic Continuity?
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
February 10, 2015
FTC Revises Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates
Natty Brower
February 2, 2015
Si.mobil and EasyJet: Two More Reasons for the European Commission to Reject an Article 102 TFEU Complaint
Yves Botteman
January 23, 2015
Most-Favored Nation Clauses
Yves Botteman, Camille Keres
January 2015, Lexis Nexis
New EU-Swiss Cooperation Agreement in the Competition Area
January 8, 2015, Handelsblatt / Rechtsboard
Putting Its House in Order: The EC Opens Consultations on Legislative Changes to Give Effect to the Damages Directive
Yves Botteman
December 19, 2014
Single Continuous Infringement
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Camille Keres
December 2014, Lexis Nexis
EU General Court Upholds and Clarifies European Commission’s Broad Dawn Raid Powers
Yves Botteman
December 5, 2014
The Treatment of Intra-Group Sales in the Calculation of EU Cartel Fines: Vertically and Non-Vertically Integrated Companies Put on an Equal Footing
Yves Botteman
November 24, 2014
Full Speed Ahead with the EU’s Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
November 12, 2014
EU State Aid Tax Investigations: A New Enforcement Landscape?
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Philip R. West
October 30, 2014
The GC’s Ruling in Schenker: A Small Opening for Third Party Access to Cartel Decisions
Camille Keres
October 29, 2014
Margrethe Vestager Appointed As Next EU Competition Commissioner
Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Yves Botteman
October 22, 2014
Multilateral Interchange Fees in the EU: Takeaways from a Hard-Fought Battle
Yves Botteman
October 21, 2014
The European Union Turns the Heat on Generous Tax Breaks to Multinationals
Yves Botteman, Jean-Nicolas Maillard
October 2, 2014
European Commission’s Investigative Powers and the Rights of Defence
Yves Botteman
September 2014, Lexis® PSL Competition
The Court of Justice Clarifies How the European Commission Should Apply the 10% Cap to Fines and the Deterrence Multiplier
Yves Botteman
September 26, 2014
The Boundaries of “Restriction by Object” Under EU Competition Law: At Last, the EU Court of Justice Puts the House in Order
Yves Botteman
September 18, 2014
Further Consultations on Possible EU Merger Control Reform
Jean-Nicolas Maillard
September 12, 2014
Highest EU Court Rules on the European Commission’s Dawn Raid Powers: A Door Closes, a Window Opens for Inspected Companies?
Yves Botteman
July 4, 2014
Seller Beware: US Supreme Court Expands Lanham Act Liability with Two Decisions this Term
Edward B. Schwartz
June 19, 2014
The Construct of Parental Company Liability
Yves Botteman
June 2014, Lexis ® PSL Competition
EU Endorses Umbrella Pricing Theories in Cartel Damage Claims
Yves Botteman, Paul Hughes, Kenneth P. Ewing
June 11, 2014
Criminal enforcement of cartel matters in the United Kingdom
Patrick Rappo, Paul Hughes, Kenneth Ewing, Helen Aldridge
June 2, 2014
Private Enforcement of UK Competition Laws in the Property Sector: Civil Courts’ Activism Palliates the Lack of Public Enforcement
Yves Botteman, Paul Hughes
June 2, 2014
European Commission Dawn Raids: More Clarity on the Geographical Scope of Inspection Decisions
Yves Botteman
May 5, 2014
The Antitrust Division’s First Successful Extradition Against Non-US Citizens for Antitrust Offenses: the Dawn of a New Era in International Cartel Enforcement Against Foreign Nationals?
Patrick F. Linehan, Rachel B. Peck
May 1, 2014
The New EU Rules on Technology Licensing Are Out: A Pro-licensee Bias with Potential Chilling Effect on Innovation
Yves Botteman, Paul Hughes
March 28, 2014
Access to DG Competition’s Files Through the Transparency Regulation: An Uphill Battle for Cartel Damage Claimants
Yves Botteman
March 27, 2014
Some Fine Lines: The Inclusion of Intra-Company Sales in the Calculation of Cartel Fines in the EU
Yves Botteman
March 12, 2014
The GC’s Ruling in AC-Treuhand: How Providing Services to a Cartel Will Get You in Trouble
Yves Botteman
February 14, 2014
SKW, Degussa and Arques: Beware of the Subsidiary Under Influence!
Yves Botteman
February 10, 2014
The Boundaries of “Restrictions by Object” under EU Competition Law: A Badly Needed Debate
Yves Botteman
February 3, 2014
The ECN’s Recommendations on Commitment Proceedings: A Missed Opportunity
Yves Botteman
January 24, 2014
Offer Remedies or Risk a Penalty? A Recurrent Dilemma Companies Face in Antitrust Investigations
Yves Botteman
January 21, 2014
Competition Law Enforcement and Corporate Group Liability – Adjusting the Veil
Paul Hughes
January 2014, European Competition Law Review
Revised Simplified Merger Notice: The EC Seeks to Focus Resources on More Challenging Cases
Yves Botteman
December 20, 2013
Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: Is There a Good Time to Sell a Subsidiary Involved in a Cartel Investigation?
Yves Botteman
December 9, 2013
Benefiting from Leniency Applications Made by Subsidiaries: The EU Competition Law Version of Your Typical Dysfunctional Family
Yves Botteman
November 22, 2013
Resale Price Maintenance and Most-Favored Nation Clauses: The Future Does Not Look Bright
Yves Botteman
November 2013, CPI Antitrust Chronicle
The English Unblocking of the French “Blocking Statute": Companies are Ordered to Disclose Information that Claimants Requested in Follow-On Civil Cases
November 8, 2013
Not Really a Single View on Single and Continuous Infringements
Yves Botteman
October 28, 2013
A Need to Know Basis: The European Commission’s Approach to Sharing Information Concerning Article 101 TFEU Infringements
Yves Botteman
October 4, 2013
The General Court’s Ruling in Deutsche Bahn: A Review of the European Commission’s Dawn Raid Practices and Ways to Challenge Them
Yves Botteman
Yves Botteman
September 24, 2013
Net Neutrality or Not Neutrality?: The Proposed Regulation on a European Single Market for Electronic Communications
Yves Botteman
September 13, 2013
California Supreme Court Allows Policyholders to Sue Insurers Under California’s Unfair Competition Law
Erin E. Bradham
August 9, 2013
Case C-681/11 Schenker and Co AG and Others: Nobody’s Opinion Matters
July 22, 2013
Time to Share: EC Publishes Consultation Paper on Potential Merger Reform
June 20, 2013
A Step Closer to Effective Actions for Damages for Breach of EU Competition Rules
Yves Botteman
June 12, 2013
A Reversal of Fortunes: The General Court’s Ruling in Parker ITR Srl and Parker-Hannifin Corp v. European Commission
June 11, 2013
EU and Switzerland Sign Antitrust Cooperation Agreement of Unprecedented Depth
May 29, 2013
A Bananas Judgment: Denying a Parent Company Access to a Related Company’s Reply to the Statement of Objections
May 2013, CPI Antitrust Chronicle
Dos and Don’ts: The European Commission Updates Its “Explanatory Note” on Dawn Raids
Yves Botteman
Yves Botteman
April 3, 2013
Does It Ever Make Sense for Foreign Companies to “Roll the Dice” in an Antitrust Case?
Edward B. Schwartz
March 27, 2013
EU Antitrust Pitfalls for Patent Holders Seeking Injunctive Relief
Yves Botteman
March 26, 2013
Remuneration of Insurance Brokers: A Fresh Angle Under EU Competition Law
March 21, 2013
Exercising a Little (or a Lot!) of Self-Control: How Far Can a Professional Association Go?
March 5, 2013
Towards a More Stringent Enforcement Regime for Technology Licensing in Europe?
Yves Botteman
March 4, 2013
Not So Safe "Safe Harbors"
February 15, 2013
Upcoming Reforms in EU Merger Control
Yves Botteman
February 14, 2013
Two Wrongs Still Do Not Make a Right
February 11, 2013
Keeping it Strictly…Parental
February 7, 2013