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European Court Of Justice Provides Guidance On Scope Of The Standstill Obligation Enshrined In The EU Merger Regulation
Pursuant to the EU merger control rules, a transaction that falls within the purview of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) must be notified to the European Commission (Commission) in advance (Article 4(1) EUMR), and must not be implemented until cleared by the Commission, known as the "standstill" obligation (Article 7[1] EUMR).
European Union
8 Jun 2018
Antitrust Merger Enforcement Update: One Year Into The Trump Administration
At the one year anniversary of the Trump administration, antitrust merger enforcement remains similar to the Obama administration, but it is still early to judge given ...
United States
31 Jan 2018
THE LATEST: EU Commission Fines Facebook EUR 110 million for Providing Incorrect or Misleading Information
The Commission's EUR 110 million fine on Facebook for breach of its procedural obligations under the EU merger control rules underscores the need to submit full, accurate and reliable information during the Commission's merger control review process.
European Union
20 May 2017
European Commission Launches New Cartel Reporting Tool, Member States Laud The Role Of Whistleblowers
European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager made news when she announced that the European Commission launched a new IT system enabling individuals to anonymously report cartel activity.
European Union
10 Apr 2017
The Latest: FTC "Second Requests" To Be Narrower In Scope Under Ohlhausen's Leadership
Transactions that meet the Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds for notification must be reported to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice.
United States
2 Mar 2017
United States And European Union Ease Trade Sanctions Against Iran Pursuant To Nuclear Agreement
In line with its commitments under the JCPOA, the United States has lifted its nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.
21 Jan 2016
European Court Of Justice Rules That A Scottish Law Establishing Minimum Unit Pricing For Alcoholic Drinks May Violate EU Law
On 23 December 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) – Europe's highest court – ruled that a Scottish law establishing minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks may violate European Union law.
European Union
30 Dec 2015
New Ukraine-Related Sanctions Imposed on Russian Interests
On July 16, 2014, the Obama Administration responded further to developments in Ukraine by imposing another new round of sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean parties.
United States
19 Jul 2014
New G-7 Sanctions Against Russia
The United States, in coordination with other G-7 nations, announced new sanctions on individuals and entities with ties to the Russian government.
United States
1 May 2014
Trade Sanctions Imposed In Response To Events In Ukraine
For any Firm clients with interests in Russia or Ukraine, the events of the past several weeks and sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Canada and others may impact their business.
22 Mar 2014
Iran Sanctions—Implementation Of P5+1/Iran Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement
McDermott Will & Emery Select language Deutsch English 한국어 The Firm Careers Media Events Offices Contact Us Our People Client Services Publications Publications / Iran Sanctions—Implementation of P5+1/Iran Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement Iran Sanctions—Implementation of P5+1/Iran Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement January 23, 2014 The United States and the European Union have begun relieving Iran of some limited sanctions in exchange for Iran’s curtailing its n
25 Jan 2014
Relief For Harm Incurred As A Result Of Protracted Judicial Review Must Be Sought Before General Court
On 26 November 2013, the European Union’s top court, the European Court of Justice, gave a seminal ruling establishing the principle that a claim for damages for losses incurred as a result of excessively long judicial review proceedings before the General Court must be brought in a separate action before the General Court itself.
European Union
3 Dec 2013
EU Court Strikes Down Iran Asset Freeze Sanctions: Council Of The European Union Urged To Act With More Rigour
In September 2013, the EU General Court annulled a series of asset freeze sanctions imposed by the Council of the European Union on a number of Iranian entities and one person.
European Union
23 Sep 2013
Seizure Of Electronic Data: Dawn Raid Inspection Guidance Revised
In an era when the vast majority of written communications are made by electronic means, a company’s obligations to cooperate with Commission officials in an "antitrust dawn raid" extend to the granting of access to all electronically stored data.
United States
3 Apr 2013
UK’s Top Antitrust Regulator Issues New Fines Guidance: Penalties To Better Reflect The Impact Of Relevant Conduct
On 10 September 2012, following extensive consultation and in the wake of a number of judgments overturning fining decisions, the United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued revised guidance on how it will set penalties for antitrust infringements.
17 Sep 2012
Antitrust Compliance Programs: Time To Recalibrate Your Risk-Benefit Analysis?
Recent developments in the global legal landscape point to the inevitable conclusion that having an effective antitrust compliance program in place is now more important than ever.
United States
11 Aug 2012
New Sanctions Against Libya
In response to the increasingly violent response by the Qadhafi regime to the protests and revolution occurring in Libya, the international community has responded with a series of new trade sanctions against Libya aimed at Colonel Qadhafi, his family and associates, and his government.
United States
7 Mar 2011
REACH Update: Importer Or Only Representative Options For (Pre-)Registration Of Multinational Groups
At the core of the REACH Regulation is the requirement that all substances imported into the European Union (EU) must first be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). REACH, however, prescribes that only a company established in the EU can register.
United States
26 Aug 2008
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