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Competition Commission of India Initiates Investigation in relation to Resale Price Maintenance –impact on business operations

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently launched investigations in relation to RPM in two sectors: the e-commerce sector (Jasper Infotech Private Limited and Kaff Appliances, Case No 61 of 2014) and the automobile sector (F/X Enterprise and Hyundai, Case No 36 of 2014). This is the first time where CCI will consider the competitive concerns emanating from RPM. A small factual snapshot, with respect to the issue of RPM, of each of the cases is as below:-

- Jasper and KAFF: Jasper owns and operates an online market place under the name of snapdeal.com. It was alleged that KAFF, a player in the kitchen appliance market, was imposing RPM and adduced an email exchange sent by an o [...]

Pre-merger Notification in Canada: An Overview

Mark Katz and Jim Dinning, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Toronto, Canada

This Note provides an overview of the notification requirements that apply to certain mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations under Part IX of the Competition Act. It first considers the type of transactions that require notification and the thresholds that apply. It then summarizes the procedural processes connected with filing a pre-merger notification with the Commissioner of Competition and the Competition Bureau.

INTRODUCTION

The Competition Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-34 (Act) requires that mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations that meet certain prescribed thresholds be notified t [...]

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76th Lunch Talk of the Global Competition Law Center

Monday, June 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Seven Years of Settlement Decisions: an appraisal after the TIMAB judgment

Flavio LAINA, DG COMP, European Commission
Stephen SPINKS, Sidley Austin LLP

Moderator: Denis Waelbroeck, GCLC & Ashurst LLP

Programme:
12:00 – 12:30: Sandwich lunch and socializing
12:30 – 13:30: Presentations and comments
13:45 – 14:00: Q&A

Location: The Hotel
38 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels
Belgium

For attending this event, please register HERE.

The TIMAB judgment of the EU General Court is available HERE.

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Corrs in Brief: Where to now for agreed penalty outcomes with the ACCC in Australia?

The Full Court of the Federal Court has just handed down a very important decision in the Fair Work Inspectorate v CFMEU.

The decision has very wide ramification across all industries.  The Court held that in civil prosecutions, the regulator and respondent are not permitted to make joint submissions to the Court about the appropriate level of penalties that the Court may order.  The Court held that this is only the remit of the judge.  The decision follows a decision by the High Court in Barbaro v The Queen where the High Court came to the same view in the context of criminal cases.

The Court’s decision overturns more than twenty years of precedent and practice where regulators and res [...]

Dawn raids – EU’s highest court prevents circumvention of the ban on using dawn raids for fishing expeditions

The Court of Justice of the European Union has now delivered its judgment in the Deutsche Bahn1 case. This case concerns important practical principles which govern the conduct of European Commission dawn raids (on-the-spot surprise inspections used to investigate possible infringements of the EU competition rules). In particular, the case focusses on what inspectors can do with documents that that they have found during an inspection which do not relate to the subject matter of their inspection, but indicate separate unrelated anti-competitive behaviour.

Business should review their dawn raid procedures to ensure that they reflect the best practice established by this judgment, in particula [...]

The E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: What, Why and How?

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75th Lunch Talk of the Global Competition Law Center

Friday, May 22, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: What, Why and How?

Thomas KRAMLER, DG COMP, European Commission
James WEBBER, Shearman & Sterling

Moderator: Damien GERARD, GCLC

Programme:
12:00 – 12:30: Sandwich lunch and socializing
12:30 – 13:30: Presentations and comments
13:45 – 14:00: Q&A

Location: The Hotel
38 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels
Belgium

For attending this event, please register HERE.

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