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"European Commission Issues Merger Reform White Paper Regarding Minority Shareholdings and Member State Referrals"

On July 9, 2014, the European Commission published its proposal (White Paper) outlining the approach it intends to adopt with respect to the application of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to the acquisition of minority...more

7/10/2014 - EU EUMR Minority Shareholders New Amendments Proposed Regulation

"Intel Loses Appeal Against European Antitrust Fine"

In a long-awaited judgment issued on June 12, 2014, the General Court upheld in its entirety the European Commission’s May 13, 2009, decision imposing a fine of €1.06 billion ($1.5 billion) on Intel for abusing a dominant...more

6/12/2014 - Antitrust Litigation EU European Commission Fines Intel Popular TFEU

"European Parliament Approves Proposed Directive on Private Antitrust Damages Actions"

On April 17, 2014, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved the European Commission’s proposal for a directive on private antitrust damages actions (the Directive). The Directive is intended to facilitate antitrust...more

4/18/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Damages EU

"EU Institutions Reach Compromise on EU Directive on Private Damage Actions"

On March 18, 2014, representatives of the European Commission (the Commission), the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a compromise in relation to key provisions of the proposed EU Directive on...more

3/19/2014 - EU EU Directive European Commission Private Damages Whistleblower Protection Policies

"Changes to EU Merger Review Procedures"

The European Commission (Commission) has adopted important revisions to its merger control procedures under what it characterizes as a Merger Simplification Package that will enter into force on January 1, 2014. The new rules...more

12/16/2013 - EU European Merger Control Regulation Mergers

"European Commission Proposes Significant Changes to the EU Merger Regulation"

On June 20, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) launched a public consultation on a number of significant proposed changes to the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR). The proposed amendments relate to (i) the possible review...more

6/22/2013 - Acquisitions EU EUMR European Commission European Merger Control Regulation Mergers Minority Shareholders Premerger Notifications Shareholder Rights

"European Commission Issues Proposals on Private Antitrust Damage Actions and Collective Actions"

On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued a widely anticipated series of proposals designed to advance private antitrust damage and collective actions in Europe. To accomplish this, the Commission issued...more

6/13/2013 - Collective Actions Competition Compliance Contingency Fees Damages EU European Commission Leniency Documents Punitive Damages

"UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Proceeds with Private Competition Action Reforms"

The U.K.’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued a ‘government response’ or plan for reform indicating that the government will move forward with a number of substantial changes to the U.K.’s...more

3/28/2013 - Class Action Competition Competition Appeal Tribunal EU European Commission Opt-Outs Proposed Legislation

"New Year Will See More Policing of Patent Conduct by US and EU Competition Agencies"

If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more

1/30/2013 - Acquisitions Apple Competition DOJ EU FRAND FTC Google Infringement Injunctions Licenses Microsoft Motorola Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Portfolios Patents RIM Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

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