Kathie Claret

Kathie Claret

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No hiding a cartel under a joint venture marketing company

We are used to companies being fined for cartels acting undercover to agree on prices or other market parameters. What about companies openly agreeing together through a joint venture company?...more

3/20/2017 - Cartels Commercial Contracts France French Competition Authority Joint Venture Marketing

Claimants' Guide to Antitrust Competition Litigation in EU

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of private competition claims in the European Union. The Claimants' guide to Antitrust/Competition Litigation in the European Union provides an overview of the...more

2/23/2017 - Abuse of Dominance Calculation of Damages Cartels Competition Authorities EU Jurisdiction Price-Fixing Private Right of Action TFEU UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

EU Competition Newsletter – February 2017

Portugal Asks European Court to Determine the Criteria Required for Discriminatory Pricing to Be an Abuse Under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Portuguese Court has asked the...more

2/22/2017 - Antitrust Provisions BMW CJEU Cross-Border E-Commerce EU Internet Retailers Merger Controls Samsung TFEU UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Unfair Pricing

January EU Competition Newsletter

Digital and Pharma Merger Cases Raise Worry of Enforcement Gap in EU Merger Control - On 7 October 2016, the EU Commission launched a public consultation ("the Consultation") on the functioning of certain procedural and...more

1/25/2017 - Competition Authorities E-Commerce EU France Germany Italy Merger Controls Mortgage Lenders Payment Systems Pharmaceutical Industry

EU Competition Newsletter - December 2016

Single Market Withdrawal: A New Challenge to Brexit for the UK Government - Should Parliament have a say over whether Britain could remain in the European Economic Area?...more

12/22/2016 - Abuse of Dominance Competition Authorities Contractors Dairy Farmers EU Single Market Fashion Industry France Germany Italy Telecommunications TFEU UK Brexit

EU Competition Newsletter - November 2016

The European Commission issues Statement of Objections against Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal over “anticompetitive” codesharing arrangements - The European Commission have expressed concern over the possible...more

11/18/2016 - Airlines Anticompetitive Behavior Burden of Proof CJEU EU Freight Forwarding French Competition Authority Germany Gun-Jumping Internet Retailers Italy Monopolization Price-Fixing Sanofi UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

EU Competition Newsletter – October 2016

'Great Repeal Bill' more likely to be 'Great Preservation Bill' - After what seemed like an eternity, but in reality has only been a few months, the Prime Minister announced on 2 October 2016 that Article 50 of the...more

10/21/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU Cartels Competition Authorities Emerging Technology Companies EU French Competition Authority Italy Merger Controls Price-Fixing TFEU The Great Repeal Bill UK UK Brexit

Impact of new French labor law on franchise network

After much toing and froing, the new French labor law (sometimes also referred to as " The El Khomri Law " was finally passed by Parliament on the 8th of August 2016 . Among the articles of this Law, one of the goals of...more

9/22/2016 - France Franchise Agreements Franchises Labor Code New Regulations

Après maintes péripéties, la nouvelle loi travail française (parfois aussi dénommée “Loi El Khomri”) a finalement été promulguée...

Après maintes péripéties, la nouvelle loi travail française (parfois aussi dénommée “Loi El Khomri”) a finalement été promulguée par le parlement le 8 aout 2016. Parmi les 123 articles de cette loi, dont l’un des buts...more

9/21/2016 - Employer Mandates France Franchise Agreements Franchises Labor Code

EU & Competition Law Update

New EU rules for online selling taking shape - The recent Communication from the European Commission on cross-border e-commerce is likely to have a significant impact on online trading within the European...more

9/15/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Cross-Border Transactions E-Commerce EU Geo-Blocking Internet Retailers Regulatory Agenda SMEs UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

EU & Competition Law Update – May 2016

The beginning of the end for national TV boundaries? On 22 April 2016, the European Commission ("EC") invited industry comment on the commitments proposed by Paramount Pictures International Limited ("Paramount") in...more

5/16/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Broadcasting Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) Competition Authorities Corporate Counsel EU European Commission France Germany Italy Paramount Pictures Price-Fixing Sales & Distribution Agreements Young Lawyers

EU Retail News - April 2016

Welcome to the first issue of EU Retail News written by members of the Retail Team at Bryan Cave - EU and US: Marketing fitspiration from SoulCycle - SoulCycle has taken the US by storm, with fitness studios...more

4/14/2016 - Advertising Anti-Competitive Brand Celebrities Commercial Leases Cybersquatting EU France Hashtags Injunctive Relief Internet Retailers Italy Modern Slavery Act Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) PepsiCo Retailers Sales & Distribution Agreements Selfies Social Media Supply Chain Trademarks Transparency Twitter UK Websites

EU & Competition Law Update – April 2016

European Union: EU Commission maintains close scrutiny of retail geo-blocking - On the 18th of March 2016, the EU Commission published initial findings from its e-commerce sector inquiry. The initial findings show a...more

4/5/2016 - Banks Cartels Collusion Competition Competition Authorities Dairy Farmers Driver's Licenses E-Commerce EU European Commission France Franchise Agreements French Competition Authority Geo-Blocking Germany Interest Rates Italy Macron Law Mortgages Railways UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

The European Commission Takes Back the Reins on Novel Food

In order to update the legislation regarding novel food which has been in place for almost 20 years, the European Parliament adopted on November 16, 2015 a new regulation 2015/2283 in order to respond to the food industry’s...more

2/18/2016 - EU European Commission European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Manufacturers Food Safety Intellectual Property Protection Public Health

EU & Competition Law Update - February 2016

EU and national leniency applications independent rules ECJ - On the 20 January 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its ruling on a preliminary reference made by the Italian Council of State on the...more

2/3/2016 - Abuse of Dominance Air Cargo Anti-Competitive Burger King Cartels Competition Authorities EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) France Germany Immunity Infringement Italy LEGO Leniency Guidelines Price-Fixing Telecommunications TFEU UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

EU & Competition Law Update - January 2016

Smartphone chip manufacturer accused of an abuse of dominance - On the 8th December 2015, Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of smartphone chipsets, was publicly accused by the European Commission of abusing its...more

1/14/2016 - Abuse of Dominance Anti-Competitive Booking.com Cartels Competition Authorities Energy Consumption EU France Germany Infringement Italy Price-Fixing Qualcomm Ridesharing Shipping Smartphones Telecommunications TFEU Uber UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Unfair Pricing

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