UK: Court rules on first ‘follow on’ antitrust damages claim

“The first follow-on damages claim to reach judgment in a UK court has been handed down, with the ruling confirming that the owners of the British and Dutch electricity grids were overcharged by sellers of power cables previously found to have been operating a cartel. However, the ruling in BritNed v ABB clarified that one member of…

Audio: “AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS OF ‘FREE'”

“Many of the largest and most successful businesses today rely on providing service at no charge to at least a portion of their users. Free services often delight users, yet also create a series of challenges for competition policy, including impeding entry, inviting overproduction on quality, and increasing the risk of deception and overpayment. This…

España: piden ley para prohibir las cláusulas de paridad

Después de que en varios países se han cuestionado las cláusulas de paridad (ver Antitrust concerns on parity clauses – Booking.com case  y  Amazon raided: Parity clauses concern) el gremio hotelero de Barcelona ha solicitado que se eleve a ley la prohibición de estas estipulaciones. “El presidente del Gremio de Hoteles de Barcelona, Jordi Clos, ha reclamado…

Former E-Commerce Executive Charged with Price Fixing in the Antitrust Division’s First Online Marketplace Prosecution

Former E-Commerce Executive Charged with Price Fixing in the Antitrust Division’s First Online Marketplace Prosecution http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/press_releases/2015/313011.htm A former executive of an e-commerce seller of posters, prints and framed art has agreed to plead guilty for conspiring to fix the prices of posters sold online, the Department of Justice announced. A one-count felony charge was filed…