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Notes about theory and practice of Competition Law

“Supreme” light on the shoemaker’s children…

02/10/17

Stick to your guns In October 2016 we commented some fines that the Spanish national competition authority (CNMC) had imposed on legal Bar associations, because the decisions raised some fundamental […]

High Fidelity, under ECJ scrutiny (again)

15/09/17

It’s been a week since the ECJ published its Intel judgment (Case C-413/14 P) and already it has caused quite a stir. Which is hardly surprising, though, considering that we are […]

Google: One for the Money…

07/07/17

On 27 June last, the European Commission imposed a EUR 2,424,495,000 fine on Google for allegedly abusing its dominant position on the market for Internet search engines. Since, illustrious antitrust […]

Better (?) late than never

31/05/17

Last Friday, May 26th, less than half a year late, the Spanish Government adopted Royal Law-Decree (Real Decreto-Ley, RDL)  9/2017, which implements into Spanish law the European Union damages Directive […]

UBER = Transport Service, ECJ Advocate-General says

11/05/17

‘What is Uber? Is it a transport undertaking, a taxi business to be blunt? Or is it solely an electronic platform enabling users to locate, book and pay for a […]

March… on the road!

09/03/17

After starting March with the rather sorry setting for the European Commission’s White Paper on the Future de Europe we have chosen to shoulder our backpack and take advantage of […]

The stowage conflict from an EU-perspective

19/02/17

Recent turmoil in the stowage sector has reminded us of some unique features of its regulation, which are rather surprising from an EU-law perspective. This is a sector which has […]

First curiosity of 2017: The General Court is liable for damages!

26/01/17

Among the few EU competition judgments handed down so far in 2017, a damages case has attracted our attention: the Gascogne case (T-577/14). The plaintiff sued the EU for tort, […]

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