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Antitrust Newsletter 18 (December 2009)

January 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Garrigues.

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INDEX


EUROPEAN UNION


LEGISLATION
A. The European Commission adopts a new block exemption regulation for maritime transport consortia
B. The European Commission published an ECN Report on the State of Leniency Convergence


COMMISSION DECISIONS
The Commission rules on the tax amortization of financial goodwill


RECENT CASE LAW
A. The CFI reduces by 10% the fine imposed on Hoechst for participating in a concerted practice
B. The ECJ reviews the compatibility of obstacles to parallel trade of pharmaceuticals with Article 81 EC


SPAIN


LEGISLATION
The CNC President appears before the Spanish Congress


DECISIONS
A. The CNC fines different associations in the food sector
B. The CNC resolves the case initiated against UNESA for bringing judicial review proceedings against a Ministerial Order
C. The CNC fines insurance companies in a cartel for 10-year building insurance policies
D. 9BThe CNC fines a business association and three trade unions for signing and implementing a sectoral collective bargaining agreement


RECENT CASE LAW
A. The AN limits the inspections carried out by the CNC
B. The TS annuls a TDC decision for incorrectly applying the rules of evidence
C. The Audiencia Provincial of Valladolid orders ACOR to pay damages for engaging in price fixing
D. The AN admits a passive sales restriction when it is de minimis


PORTUGAL


DECISIONS OF THE COMPETITION AUTHORITY
A. Portuguese Authority opposes TAP/SPdH merger
B. Portuguese Authority instructs company active in the tomato processing market to stop tying practices

 

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