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Competition & Antitrust

January 11 2018
Galina Petkova Commission fines Laptop.BG for video blog content

Bulgaria - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Commission for the Protection of Competition recently fined Laptop.BG for unfair practices in the form of contradicting genuine practices. An investigation was opened at the request of Golden Green Stone Group EOOD, the owner of online shopping brand eVarna, which claimed that a blogger had performed prohibited comparative advertising in favour of Laptop.BG, thereby damaging eVarna's reputation and consciously redirecting consumers to Laptop BG's online platforms.

Author: Galina Petkova
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Man Mohan Sharma Regional rural bank mergers exempt from control provisions

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently issued a notification exempting regional rural banks (RRBs) from the applicability of the merger control regime in India. The notification provides that Sections 5 and 6 of the Competition Act 2002, which regulate combinations, will not apply to amalgamations of RRBs for which the government has issued a notification under the Regional Rural Banks Act 1976. This exemption is applicable for a five-year period.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Sarah Keene Competition law 2017: a year in review

New Zealand - Russell McVeagh

There were a number of key competition law developments in New Zealand during 2017, including the enactment of the Cartels Act, the postponement of the reform of the prohibition on taking advantage of market power and a significant increase in the proportion of declined merger clearances. In addition, the new Labour-led government stated that it is keen to empower the Commerce Commission to undertake market studies before the end of 2018.

Authors: Sarah Keene, Troy Pilkington
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Dzhamil Oda Competition enforcement in Portugal – 2017 in review

Portugal - Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The new Competition Authority president recently completed her first full year in office with impressive results. Since November 2016 the authority has adopted six infringement procedure decisions, one commitment decision and two fining decisions. Further, the transposition of the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions into national law appears to be close to completion. As a result, it seems likely that 2018 will start with the approval of a new legal framework for the private enforcement of competition law.

Author: Dzhamil Oda
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Recent updates

Man Mohan Sharma CCI imposes no penalty for anti-competitive conduct

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Sarah Keene Restricted distribution and online sales

New Zealand - Russell McVeagh

Authors: Sarah Keene, Troy Pilkington
Kaori Yamada Modernising Asia's oldest competition authority

Japan - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Authors: Kaori Yamada, Yuki Sugawa
Michael Gu Competing fairly in the digital age – implications of new Anti-unfair Competition Law

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Michael Gu, Charles Xiang
Srdjana Petronijević Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation

Albania - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Author: Srdjana Petronijević
Srdjana Petronijević Competition Authority's regional cooperation

Serbia - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Author: Srdjana Petronijević
Srdjana Petronijević Competition Council – no concentration when company takes over competitor's premises

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Author: Srdjana Petronijević
European Commission guidance on competition and patents in Internet of Things

European Union - Baker McKenzie LLP

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