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Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law:Heading For Regulatory Overload

by Frank L. Fine Until recently, there have been only isolated instances in which information exchanges were caught by the European Commission pursuant to Article 101(1) of the TFEU in the absence of a wider cartel. There is now a wider array of information which, when exchanged, may fall within the...

Free Download: Excerpt-European Competition Laws: Denmark

Until October 1, 2000, competition law in Denmark was based on the Competition Act of 1997, which entered into force on January 1, 1998. At the time that it was enacted, the Act represented a significant change in Danish competition law because it brought the national law into conformity with the competition...

Dr. Frank L. Fine Discusses Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload

On this edition, Dr. Frank Fine, Director of EC Competition Law Advocates in Brussels, discusses the effect on companies that run afoul of EU rules on information exchanges. He discusses the type of information exchanges addressed by the European Commission's Horizontal Guidelines and how the new...

Developments in U.S. Liner Antitrust Immunity Review

The Shipping Act of 2010 was really only a starting point, however, which was intended to open the debate, and a variety of factors suggest that liner antitrust immunity will remain a live issue during the 112th Congress. This article was originally published in 8 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 239...

Western Digital and Samsung -- Possible Major Consolidation in HDD market

By Amelia Torres and Marisa Gonzalez Iglesias, European Commission Press Release Office (Brussells, Belgium). Brussels, 30 May 2011 -- The European Commission has opened two separate in-depth investigations under the EU Merger Regulation into two proposed concentrations in the hard disk drive ("HDD"...

Release of EU 'Implementing Regulations' Completes Chaotic Year for Hedge Fund Regulation

The US hedge fund industry faced a host of new US regulatory challenges in 2012 - but the icing on the cake came in December with the release of the EU 's "Level 2″ Implementation Regulations for the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive . The impact on many US hedge fund managers...