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Articles from category “Regulatory, Antitrust”

Jul 25

In a first, the EU Commission fines four consumer electronics manufacturers EUR 111m for Resale Price Maintenance

Yesterday the European Commission imposed fines for EUR 111 million in aggregate to four consumer electronics manufacturers for fixing distributors’ resale prices of their products on the internet, a commercial practice commonly referred to as Resale Price Maintenance (or RPM). RPM is a conduct by which suppliers restrict, contractually or through other behavior, the ability… continued

Article added to: Regulatory, Antitrust
Jun 4

E-Competitions Antitrust Case Laws e-Bulletin

On 20 December 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (or “ICA”) issued a rare infringement decision in an abuse of dominance investigation against the publisher of a local daily newspaper (“SIE”), which refused to deal with a player (the “complainant” or “Euregio”) in the downstream local market for daily media intelligence services. SIE publishes L’Adige, a… continued

Article added to: Regulatory, Antitrust
Jan 17

IoT AND SEPs: WHAT’S THE EU PROSPECTIVE

On November 29th, 2017 the European Commission (the “Commission”) has published a Communication (the “Communication”) setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents (or “SEPs”). With the Communication, the Commission offers a numbers of measures and sets out some key principles in order to promote a balanced, clear and predictable framework for the issuance… continued

Jun 26

AGCOM orders Vivendi to comply with a statutory ban to simultaneously hold qualified minority stakes in Telecom and Mediaset

This article was first published on IRIS newsletter – June issue, Italy section On 18 April 2017, the Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (the Italian Communications Authority – AGCOM) issued a decision by which – for the first time ever – it has applied the ban set forth in Article 43, paragraph 11, of the… continued

Article added to: Regulatory, Antitrust
May 24

What US Cos. must know about EU e-commerce rules

This article was first published on Law360 on May 15th, 2017. Download the full PDF here. PART I U.S.-based manufacturers of branded goods who wish to distribute them across the EU may face compelling legal challenges in protecting their ability to tightly select and control their distribution networks, particularly with regards to online sales. Likewise, U.S.-based retailers of… continued

Article added to: Regulatory, Antitrust