Insights All


Reset filters

Dawn raids: recent cases clarify rights of defence during competition raids

On May 4, 2017, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court) found that Samsung Electronic’s rights of defence were breached when the French Competition Authority (the FCA) conducted raids against...

Written on 11 Jul 2017


Read time 3m

More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on 11 Jul 2017


Read time 2m

Competition law update | May 2017

Active enforcement continues to be the mantra across the EU competition landscape, with competition authorities across the EU showing no signs of reducing their activity levels, even in areas that...

Written on 26 May 2017


Read time 3m

Decision of the French Constitutional Court concerning the contribution on added value and tax consolidated companies

The French Constitutional court has just ruled, in a decision dated 19 May 2017, that the specific method under which the effective tax rate of the CVAE for companies members...

Written on 24 May 2017


Read time 2m

European Commission releases results of pan-European survey regarding the effects of remedies taken by Online Travel Agencies over parity clauses.

On 6 April 2017, the European Commission released its report outlining the results of a questionnaire sent to the main players in the online travel industry last summer. The report...

Written on 24 May 2017


Read time 5m

E-commerce sector inquiry: Commission publishes its final report

On May 10 2017, the European Commission published its final report on its e-commerce sector enquiry. As we have highlighted in previous updates (see the following links for updates: Competition...

Written on 16 May 2017


Read time 4m

The energy industry needs a ‘grand bargain’ on flexibility

The future of European energy depends on flexibility. This calls for a regulatory rethink based on a grand bargain between all players, says Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke If...

Written on 7 Apr 2017


Read time 4m

E-commerce platforms heavily sanctioned for unfair commercial practices

In 2016, the DGCCRF concluded transactions with e-commerce platforms for a total amount of € 2 million as a result of non-compliance with the rules on unfair commercial practices. What...

Written on 3 Apr 2017


Read time 2m

France, Germany and the UK complete the implementation of the Damages Directive

We have previously reported on the EU Commission’s efforts to harmonise the rights of cartel victims seeking damages.  Access to these rights was being hampered by slow implementation of the...

Written on 24 Mar 2017


Read time 4m