Marjorie C. Holmes

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European Commission Publishes E-commerce Geo-Blocking Inquiry Findings

The European Commission (the executive of the EU) recently published the initial findings of its e-commerce inquiry, an investigative process conducted to determine whether and to what extent competition is being restricted...more

4/25/2016 - Competition Digital Single Market E-Commerce EU European Commission Exclusive Territory Geo-Blocking License Agreements

Retail closer than ever to competition authorities’ hearts

Following a number of European Commission sector inquiries (which included investigations into the energy, financial services and pharmaceuticals sectors), the competition authorities at both European and national levels have...more

2/12/2016 - Competition Digital Single Market E-Commerce EU European Commission Price-Fixing Retailers UK UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

What discount structures can a dominant firm use? European Court supplies further guidance

The European Court has given further guidance on how to assess the legality of rebates and discounts offered by dominant firms in a case concerning rebates practised by Post Danmark, which at the relevant time enjoyed a...more

10/30/2015 - Abuse of Dominance Anti-Competitive Competition Denmark Discounts EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Monopolization Rebates

EU nears finalisation of new law to promote anti-trust claims

Member States’ ambassadors to the EU, known as the Committee of Permanent Representatives, have endorsed the agreement between the Council Presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on a proposed new EU...more

4/4/2014 - Competition EU EU Directive Infringement

UK Authorities Set to Exercise New Powers to Compel Witnesses

The UK’s new competition body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), was officially launched on 1 October 2013. It will acquire most of its substantive powers in April 2014, when it will officially replace the Office...more

10/15/2013 - CMA Competition Office of Fair Trading UK

UK supermarkets to be subject to fines

The UK government has decided that the proposed Groceries Code Adjudicator ("Adjudicator") will have "more teeth" to protect suppliers from unfair practices by large supermarkets. The Adjudicator will be able to impose fines...more

12/12/2012 - Competition Compliance Retail Market

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