Louise-Astrid Aberg

Louise-Astrid Aberg

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Inside M&A - August 2016

Recent Enforcement Trends in Divestiture Packages - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division have been actively challenging mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across a...more

8/9/2016 - Acquisitions Antitrust Investigations Divestiture DOJ EU European Commission European Merger Control Regulation FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Joint Venture Mergers Premerger Notifications Price Discrimination

General Court of the EU Dismisses Trioplast Application Seeking Reimbursement of Interest Paid for Being Late in Paying Cartel...

With a judgment handed down on 12 May 2016 (Case T-669/14, Trioplast Industrier AB v. European Commission), the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) dismissed an action brought by Trioplast Industrier AB (Trioplast...more

5/25/2016 - Annulment Antitrust Violations Appeals Cartels Enforcement Actions EU European Commission Fines Inadmissible Evidence Infringement Interest Payments Joint and Several Liability Late Payments Penalties Prejudgment Interest Price-Fixing

International News: Focus on Real Estate - April 2016

New UK Requirement to Publish Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - The United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a “slavery...more

4/6/2016 - Annulment Antitrust Litigation Business Interruption EU European Commission FinCEN Germany Human Trafficking International Trademark Protection Modern Slavery Act Real Estate Market Trademarks UK

CJEU to Rule on Extradition of EU Citizens in Criminal Antitrust Proceedings

The first European citizen to be extradited from Europe to the United States for criminal antitrust conduct recently succeeded in having a Berlin court refer the matter of his extradition to the Court of Justice of the...more

4/4/2016 - Bid Rigging Cartels CJEU Corporate Counsel Criminal Antitrust Litigation Discrimination EU European Commission Extradition Guilty Pleas Indictments Member State Price-Fixing

The European Court of Justice Rules against Overreaching Requests for Information by the European Commission

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled that the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) had been wrong when deciding that the European Commission’s requests for information sent to eight cement...more

3/15/2016 - Antitrust Investigations EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Information Requests Inspections Manufacturers

Recent Judgments Illustrate How the European Commission Can Correct Its Errors Post-Annulment

As a general proposition, when the validity of a European Commission antitrust decision is challenged before the General Court of the European Union (GCEU), the procedure is one of judicial review, not a retrial on the merits...more

2/22/2016 - Antitrust Litigation Corporate Counsel Corporate Fines EU European Commission Judicial Review Mergers Mitsubishi Toshiba Young Lawyers

General Court of the EU Upholds Cartel Fines of €131 Million Imposed on Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric, Dismisses Arguments Based...

By two judgments of January 19, 2015 (Case T-404/12 Toshiba v. Commission and Case T-409/12 Mitsubishi Electric v. Commission), the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) upheld the fines of €131 million imposed by the...more

1/28/2016 - Anti-Competitive Cartels EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Fines Joint and Several Liability Mitsubishi Toshiba

ICN Adopts New Guidance Focusing on Investigative Process and International Cooperation in Mergers

From April 28 through May 1, the International Competition Network (ICN) held its 2015 annual conference. The ICN is a network that unites 132 competition watchdogs from 119 jurisdictions, including the Antitrust Division of...more

6/22/2015 - Competition DOJ Enforcement European Commission FTC Mergers

Antitrust Enforcers Discuss Recent Highlights, Ongoing Cases, Enforcement Priorities and General Trends at the 2015 ABA Section of...

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting concluded earlier this month with the traditional “Enforcers’ Roundtable,” an interview with leading competition authorities about recent highlights,...more

4/30/2015 - Cartels DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions EU European Commission FTC NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC Pharmaceutical Industry Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify the Reach of U.S. Antitrust Laws to Foreign Conduct

On March 16, 2015, AU Optronics Corporation America Inc. (AU Optronics) and Motorola Mobility LLC separately asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) and the extent to which...more

3/25/2015 - Antitrust Provisions Electronics FTAIA Jurisdiction Manufacturers Motorola Mobility v AU Optronics SCOTUS Sherman Act

Limitation Periods for Antitrust Damages Actions in The European Union

The last decade or so has seen a marked increase in antitrust damages actions brought before the national courts of the EU Member States. As things currently stand, such actions are governed by the various national laws of...more

7/2/2014 - Antitrust Litigation EU EU Directive Statute of Limitations

France Finally Embraces Class Actions

France is one of the last western European countries to introduce a class action system. After decades of debates, two failed attempts by both left wing and right wing Parliament majorities, nine months of legislative...more

2/27/2014 - Class Action EU

Cour de cassation Rules on Automotive Quantitative Selective Distribution Agreements

The Cour de cassation, France’s highest court for judicial matters, rendered a judgment on 15 January 2013 in a case involving Jaguar’s distribution agreements in France. The judgment follows an earlier ruling on the matter...more

2/12/2013 - Automotive Industry Distributors EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Exclusive Territory Jaguar

EU Commission Can Bring Follow-On Actions for Damages on Behalf of the European Union in Cartel Cases

On 6 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the European Commission was entitled to represent the European Union in an action for damages before national courts. The CJEU ruled that the...more

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