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EC official flags need to focus on standard of proof in digital sector – KNect365 Brussels

The burden and the standard of proof required of companies in antitrust cases are often misunderstood and practitioners should focus debate on the latter, a… Read More

Proposed ex-ante digital tool for EU to reflect Dutch significant market power mechanism – PaRR Benelux

A proposed ex-ante tool for monitoring digital markets which would allow competition regulators to impose remedies absent an infringement is based in part on the… Read More

Spanish court asks ECJ for guidance on truck cartel subsidiary liability

A Spanish second-instance court has decided to file a request for preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding subsidiaries’ liability in infringements… Read More

New Spanish trucks rulings reach fresh conclusions on costs, interest

Two Spanish commercial courts have recently granted damages to claimants seeking redress for a European truck cartel, but have reached new conclusions concerning the due… Read More

China’s SAMR likely to see reshuffle of antitrust leadership

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is likely to witness a change in antitrust unit leadership in the near future as a… Read More

German court hearings to steer connected cars SEP licensing

A chain of cases before German courts over the next few months are set to steer how licensing for connected cars in the… Read More

Munich trucks cartel: Validity of claims vehicle mulled in giant damages action

The validity of assigned damages claims to a litigation vehicle and of the underlying action came under the spotlight as one of Germany’s largest follow-on… Read More

Israeli Supreme Court to consider if EC trucks cartel damages claim stands

Israel’s Supreme Court will consider whether a class action for damages following a European Commission (EC) cartel decision has standing in Israel after a district… Read More

Chinese pharma company execs face criminal charges for obstructing antitrust probe – sources

Executives from a local Chinese manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Shandong Province are facing criminal charges for obstructing an antitrust investigation, three sources… Read More

Vestager hearing: Break up of Big Tech possible, less intrusion preferred

The European Commission (EC) can split large technology companies but seeks the path of a fine balance between enforcing competition law and protecting business opportunities… Read More