Region: European Union

Former ECJ judge says UK and EU courts may diverge after Brexit

A former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could cause both jurisdictions to diverge on abuse of dominance enforcement and lead to conflicting appellate court rulings.

03 November 2020

Vestager warns against fragmented approach to digital markets

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said the agency’s proposed new market investigation powers will help harmonise intervention in digital markets across member states, as she warned about the risks of disparate approaches in different countries.

29 October 2020

EU court orders virtual data room in Facebook probes

The EU General Court has set restrictions on the information that the European Commission can access as it investigates Facebook’s online marketplace and data practices in two separate probes.

29 October 2020

ECJ upholds another power cables fine

The European Commission was entitled to hold Pirelli joint and severally liable for Prysmian’s €67.3 million cartel fine because the Italian company controlled almost all of the power cables manufacturer’s capital, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

28 October 2020

Former ECJ judge returns to Monckton Chambers

Christopher Vajda QC, a former judge at the European Court of Justice, has rejoined Monckton Chambers several months after stepping down from his role in Luxembourg because of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

27 October 2020

ECJ rejects food packaging cartel appeal

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the General Court did not breach a food packaging cartel member’s right to a fair trial when it refused its request to hear witness evidence in person.

22 October 2020

Former Freshfields partner joins Ontier

Ontier has hired the former head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Spanish competition team, Francisco Cantos, to help launch its European antitrust practice.

21 October 2020

Cleary Gottlieb merger specialist heads to Cerha Hempel

Michael Mayr has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to join Cerha Hempel as an antitrust partner in Vienna.

15 October 2020

Hybrid settlement did not prejudice non-settling company, advocate general says

The European Commission may have prejudged Pometon’s liability when it referenced the manufacturer in a hybrid settlement decision – but the enforcer would have still found that the company was involved in the steel abrasives cartel, an EU advocate general has said.

08 October 2020

EU drops interim measures against Broadcom

The European Commission has ended its high profile abuse of dominance investigation into Broadcom after accepting a commitments package from the chipmaker, less than a year after it imposed interim measures on the company.

07 October 2020

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