APPLY NOW – TRENTO SUMMER SCHOOL ON ADVANCED EU COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS

The Summer School is organised by the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza based at Faculty of Law of Trento University. The Summer School is co-directed by Gian Antonio Benacchio and Michele Carpagnano. The Summer School offers a unique opportunity to analyse and study EU Competition Law and Economics at an advanced level. This advanced course combines academia with a pragmatic…

THE SPANISH CNMC HAS INITIATED PROCEEDINGS AGAINST PFIZER

The CNMC, the Spanish Competition Authority, has initiated proceedings against Pfizer for a potential anticompetitive conduct derived from the supply contracts. The referred company signed the contracts with several wholesale distributors. Such supply contracts are deemed to impede effective parallel commerce within the European Union. In 2005, Spain Pharma filed a claim against Pfizer and…

THE COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) CONSULTS ON REDRESS IN COMPETITION CASES

The CMA has opened a consultation on draft guidance on its power to approve redress schemes offered in competition cases. This is due to the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 expected to come into force in October 2015, that will give parties to competition investigations who have breached the law the power to submit a…

CMA CONSULTS ON MODIFIED MOTOR INSURANCE ORDER

The CMA is consulting on a modified draft order, which sets out how changes resulting from its investigation into private motor insurance will be introduced and monitored. In September last year, the CMA published its final report into private motor insurance which said that it would: ban agreements between price comparison websites and insurers which…

THE ECJ SETS ASIDE THE GENERAL COURT’S DECISION IN THE FLAT-GLASS CARTEL CASE AND REDUCES THE FINE ON GUARDIAN

The Court of Justice has set aside the General Court’s ruling in the Guardian case, providing a different approach to the calculation of the fine. The fine for a competition law infringement is generally calculated as a percentage of the undertaking’s annual sales of the product concerned by the infringement. The relevant sales are usually…