On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management...28 September 2016
China competition law overhaul lying ahead
China's three antitrust authorities – the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) – will jointly prepare the amendments to the AML. Separately, SAIC is tasked with preparing the revision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL), and NDRC with the amendment of the Price Law. Both the AUCL and the Price Law contain some antitrust provisions.
Given the current economic climate, it is possible the amended AML, AUCL and Price Law may lead to further compliance obligations for market players. Foreign companies doing business in and with China should continue monitoring developments and provide stakeholder input into the legislative process where appropriate.
Liability for anti-competitive behaviour by your employees and outside contractors: when you are off the hook and when you are not
In its recent VM Remonts judgment, the...02 August 2016