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Platforms, parity and price maintenance – New EU rules for three distribution essentials

On 1 June 2022, the European Commission’s revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints entered into force....


Dual Distribution in the EU – European Commission publishes new draft guidance

The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance provides valuable dos and don’ts...


The seeds are planted… European Commission outlines its view on antitrust and the “Green Deal”

“Green competition law”, one of the most important topics in contemporary competition policy, is starting to take more shape in the EU.

Published Works

Faster, Greener, and More Digital: The EU Commission’s IP Strategy and Antitrust Law The Licensing Journal

Companies from all sectors have realized that in this day and age, easy and fast access to knowledge, data and technologies is essential for successful business(es). The EU Commission takes ...


Like the movies… – The ECJ’s Paramount judgment (C‑132/19 P)

Settlements are a frequently used means of efficiently terminating proceedings, not only in cartel cases but also in other antitrust proceedings. The EU Commission can avoid having to spend ...


Faster, greener and more digital

On November 25, 2020, the EU Commission adopted an action plan for intellectual property to promote recovery and resilience in the EU – its plan for a new IP strategy. The focus is...


Key points of the draft bill of the German Economic Stabilisation Fund Act (WStFG)

Over the past few days, the Federal Ministry of Finance has prepared the draft bill of a law to establish an economic stabilisation fund (the "Stabilisation Fund"). The draft bill ...

Blog Post

Germany suggests ramping up regulation of Digital Platforms by establishing a “Digital Agency” with a robust antitrust mandate Focus on Regulation

Will Germany establish a “Digital Agency” to monitor compliance with competition law rules in digital markets? Will a German “Digital Antitrust Enforcer” become a...

Hogan Lovells Publications

Global Competition Review's Private Litigation Know-how Tool Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert

We are pleased to announce that we continue to serve as Contributing Editors for Global Competition Review's (GCR) Private Litigation Know-how tool. GCR is an essential daily resource for...

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