Neil Baylis

Neil Baylis

K&L Gates LLP

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CJEU Sends a Reminder to Parent Companies as regards the Imposition of Liability for their Subsidiaries’ Involvement in a Cartel

On 16 June 2016, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) dismissed appeals against the General Court’s (“GC”) rulings on the calcium carbide cartel. The GC had upheld the European Commission’s (“Commission”) EUR 61 million...more

7/5/2016 - Cartels CJEU EU European Commission Parent Corporation Subsidiaries

BREXIT: Stay Calm - Effects on Antitrust Expected to be Limited

Should the UK leave the EU, the way how antitrust rules apply to companies based in and doing business in the EU and in the UK is unlikely to change significantly in the short or medium term. Notably, UK domestic...more

7/5/2016 - Competition Authorities EU Member State Mergers Popular Referendums UK UK Brexit UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

CJEU Reaffirms Independence of EU and Member States Leniency Programs

The Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) recently issued a seminal preliminary ruling on the relationship between EU leniency programs and the leniency programs of Member States. The CJEU reaffirms that EU and Member State...more

3/16/2016 - Cartels CJEU Corporate Counsel EU European Commission Immunity Leniency Programs Member State

Are You Ready to Implement the New EU Rules on Alternative Dispute Resolution?

On 15 February 2016, the European Commission’s new online dispute resolution (“ODR”) platform for consumer disputes with traders will go live. From this date, all online traders and online marketplaces established in the EU...more

2/15/2016 - Corporate Counsel EU Online Marketplace Lending

The Beginning of US Style Class Actions in the UK? The Risks Associated with Past and Future Anti-Competitive Behaviour Just...

On 1 October 2015 the UK introduced a new class action regime for breaches of competition law (specifically cartel conduct or abuse of dominant position) permitting collective proceedings for damages claims which will be...more

10/16/2015 - Class Action Collective Actions Competition Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) EU OFCOM Ofgem Opt-Outs UK UK Consumer Rights Act Unfair Competition

ECJ Interprets Rules of Jurisdiction for Cartel Damages Claims

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has recently handed down a landmark judgment in the Hydrogen Peroxide case, confirming that cartel victims may jointly sue cartelists for damages in an EU Member State where only one of...more

9/2/2015 - Brussels Convention Cartels Chemicals EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Jurisdiction Member State Sanctions

E-commerce Companies Face EU Competition Scrutiny

On 26 March 2015, the European Commission announced its proposal to launch an inquiry into the EU e-commerce sector, one that could have far-reaching implications for any business with an online presence in Europe. What is...more

3/31/2015 - Competition Authorities E-Commerce EU

European Authorities Crack Down on Price Signalling

EU and national competition law authorities have recently shown an increased interest in the anticompetitive effects of public announcements relating to future prices and strategic plans. The Netherlands Authority for...more

1/17/2014 - EU Price-Fixing

Competition Commission stops short of requiring Mandatory Rotation of Auditors

As part of its ongoing investigation into the UK audit services market, the Competition Commission ("CC") has provisionally decided on a package of remedies that will require FTSE 350 companies to put auditing contracts out...more

7/25/2013 - Anti-Monopoly Auditors Audits Competition EU Loans Shareholders UK

The European Commission's first pay-for-delay anti-trust infringement decision

In June 2013, two important decisions regarding 'pay-for-delay' arrangements in the pharmaceuticals industry were made in the EU and US. Generally speaking, 'pay-for-delay' or 'reverse-payment settlements' involve a type of...more

7/9/2013 - Antitrust Litigation EU European Commission Infringement Patent Litigation Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Industry Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

Emerging Policies in China’s Merger Control Process: MOFCOM’S Continued Focus on Far-Reaching Conditions

I. Introduction - In April 2013, two keenly awaited MOFCOM merger decisions illustrated China’s continued focus on utilising far-reaching behavioural conditions, especially in commodity transactions, which aim to...more

6/14/2013 - China Commodities EU MOFCOM Transparency

Proposed Amendments to the EU Competition Assessment of Technology Transfers

The European Commission (the "Commission") is considering revisions to the rules governing the assessment of technology transfer agreements such as patent licences in advance of the expiry of the existing rules on 30 April...more

2/27/2013 - Competition EU European Commission Licenses Patent Pools Patents Technology Technology Transfer Agreements

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