THE COMMISSION FILES A STATEMENT OF OBJECTIONS AGAINST GOOGLE OVER ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS

According to the preliminary view of the European Commission expressed on 20 April, Google has violated EU competition law by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators. The Statement of Objections addressed to Google and to its parent company, Alphabet, specified that Google’s strategy concerning mobile devices has aimed to strengthen and…

HUAWEI V ZTE: OPEN ISSUES AFTER ECJ’S JUDGMENT

Comment by Marco Lo Bue (Italian Competition Authority) On 16 July 2015, the European Court of Justice addressed the request for a preliminary ruling submitted by the District Court of Dűsseldorf with regard to the Huawei v ZTE case . The referring Court had raised the question whether an action for infringement brought by a FRAND-encumbered…

V TRENTO ANTITRUST CONFERENCE 16-18 APRIL 2015

The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will be held in Trento on 16-18 April 2015. The Conference is organized by the Trento Faculty of Law and the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza (“Antitrust Observatory”), founded and co-directed by Michele Carpagnano and Gian Antonio Benacchio. The event is supported by the Italian…

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE COMPETITION LAW SCHOLARS FORUM (CLASF) – WORKSHOP ON “OBJECT AND/OR EFFECTS IN COMPETITION LAW”

The CLaSF is inviting contributions to its forthcoming workshop on “Object and/or effects in Competition Law”, that will be held at the Lancaster Law School, on Friday 24 April 2015.   Call for Papers The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) Invite contributions to the XXIV CLaSF event (www.clasf.org) Clasf Workshop on   “Object and/or effects in Competition Law” Lancaster…