Antitrust Matters — February 2014
DLA Piper has published the first edition of its global competition newsletter, Antitrust Matters.
- Holier-than-thou fiscal exemptions approved by the Council do not escape state aid control
- EU merger notifications: simplified and streamlined, somewhat
- Concerted practice or why you should keep on fighting competitors
- European Commission investigates restrictions of online sales
- FCO notice on domestic effects in merger
- Online sales restrictions under scrutiny of FCO
- The use of temporary joint ventures is not an antitrust infringement Ex Se
- Public statements of senior management scrutinised
- Recent legislative changes
- Key changes in the pipeline: new enforcement tools and harsher sanctions
- Competition Council exonerates majority of parties investigated in relation to buy-back campaigns for waste electric and
- Fine upheld in construction cartel
- First steps of the new competition authority
Americas and the US
- US record five-year jail price-fixing sentence imposed
- 2013 antitrust developments for insurance companies
Asia-Pacific and Australia
- It’s reform season down under; from mining boom to dining boom
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