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EU's e-commerce inquiry: more requests for information

EU's e-commerce inquiry: more requests for information

By and | 30 Nov 2015

In May of this year, the EU's Competition Commissioner, Margarethe Vestager, announced that there would be a major competition inquiry into the e-commerce sector in Europe.

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Avoiding a VW moment

Avoiding a VW moment

By | 25 Sep 2015

The VW "defeat devices" story that broke this week is (another) reminder of how badly wrong things can go for businesses that do not effectively map and manage their regulatory risks.

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At the end of the day

At the end of the day

By | 18 Sep 2015

Being the target of a raid by regulatory authorities in the EU, and particularly the EU's antitrust authorities, is a traumatic experience.

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George Clooney (update)

George Clooney (update)

By | 06 Mar 2015

Nespresso has been under investigation in France for a number of years following complaints made by competitors.

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Raiders

By | 27 Jun 2014

In order to discharge its duty as the enforcer of the EU's competition rules, the European Commission has a range of investigative powers.

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Starting points

Starting points

By | 04 Apr 2014

For companies worried about having infringed the EU competition rules, the most common first questions are: (i) can I go to jail; and (ii) how big might the fines be?

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Google and the European Commission: The New 'Search' Frontier

Google and the European Commission: The New 'Search' Frontier

By | 28 Feb 2014

At the beginning of February, the European Commission published a memo regarding its Google 'vertical search' investigation.

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An inspector calls: Tuesdays are the favourite day of the week for dawn raids

An inspector calls: Tuesdays are the favourite day of the week for dawn raids

By | 21 Jan 2014

The rules governing dawn raids by competition authorities in the EU are complex.

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Repeat offender

Repeat offender

By | 13 Dec 2013

In EU cartel cases, recidivism is an aggravating factor which means that the Commission can increase any fine imposed by up to 100%.

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