French appeals court overturns Google abuse of dominance ruling


The Paris Court of Appeal has rejected predatory pricing and exclusionary conduct allegations made against Google by an online maps rival. 


Korea plans dawn raids reform

Lawyers in Korea have welcomed a series of proposals announced by the country’s competition authority, which would amend existing procedural rules and introduce strict new dawn raid guidelines in a bid to improve due process and ensure greater transparency.

The case revolved around agreements entered into by supermarket Maxima Latvija.

ECJ restates necessity of interpreting by-object restrictions narrowly

Lease agreements that allowed a supermarket to object to rival shops occupying slots in shopping centres were not by-object competitive restraints, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday. 



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Volume 18 - Issue 9

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Finland’s competition bar

A deep financial crisis in Finland has forced competition groups in Helsinki to shift their focus from transactional work to behavioural matters and long-running private litigations, many of which can supply competition lawyers with work for a decade or more. Ron Knox examines the country’s stable and talented bar to find which groups are thriving amid the downturn.

An interview with Juhani Jokinen

Juhani Jokinen

For the past two years, Juhani Jokinen has overseen the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, an agency born from the merger of the country’s former antitrust and consumer protection bodies. Despite some criticisms from the competition bar, Jokinen has overseen major cartel and dominance cases, resulting in record fines. Now, a shaky economy and a revised mandate has forced the agency to train its efforts on advocacy even as staff numbers dwindle. Ron Knox spoke with Jokinen about the agency’s focus and frustrations.

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