This e-presentation will present the European Commission’s latest competition policy initiatives with a focus on the evaluation of Regulation 1/2003 and the reviews of the Market Definition Notice and the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations and Guidelines. It will also discuss recently adopted legislation such as the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Digital Markets Act.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 41 minutes
e-Presentation by Inge Bernaerts, Director of Directorate COMP.A: Policy & Strategy, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels.
European Competition Law: Update on Latest Cases of the European Commission (November 2021 – December 2022)
This e-presentation discusses the latest developments in competition law enforcement at EU level and in particular the status of the recent antitrust and merger cases of the European Commission. It provides a thorough overview of the proceedings that were closed in 2022 and on ongoing investigations, placing a special focus on the Illumina/Grail merger.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 35 minutes
e-Presentation by Werner Berg, Knowledge Management Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP, Brussels.
This e-presentation discusses the notable judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU delivered in 2022 in the field of EU competition law. In particular, it focuses on the judgments related to Gazprom’s practices on the gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe (T-616/18 and T-399/19), the Servizio (C 377/20), Qualcomm (T-235/18) and Google Android (T-604/18) judgments and the recent airfreight cartel judgments.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 38 minutes
e-Presentation by Tihamér Tóth, Judge, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg.
This presentation discusses the interplay between competition law and environmental sustainability and if competition policy can be used for achieving sustainability objectives. Special focus will be placed on the role of competition authorities, and whether and how they should consider sustainability in their assessment.
e-Presentation | April 2022 | Learning time: 43 minutes
e-Presentation by Ruben Maximiano, Senior Competition Expert, Competition Division, OECD, Paris.
This e-presentation examines in detail how sustainability considerations are addressed in the European Commission’s draft revised Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements. The focus is placed on the chapter on sustainability agreements and how they are assessed under Article 101 TFEU.
e-Presentation | April 2022 | Learning time: 31 minutes
e-Presentation by Vera Pozzato, Policy Officer, Unit A1 – Antitrust Case Support and Policy, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation discusses the competition law risks faced by companies willing to engage in sustainable business practices and how they can cooperate on sustainability initiatives without breaching EU competition rules.
e-Presentation | April 2022 | Learning time: 34 minutes
e-Presentation by Michael Jürgen Werner, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Brussels.
This e-presentation discusses the latest initiatives undertaken by the European Commission in the field of EU competition law and the key areas it is planning to work on in the future. Special focus will be placed on the latest cartel cases and enforcement priorities.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 47 minutes
e-Presentation by Maria Jaspers, Director of Directorate COMP.G: Cartels, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation discusses the impact of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on antitrust enforcement and merger control from the point of view of the national enforcer. The e-presentation will focus on recent changes introduced into Austrian and German law and their relationship with the DMA.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 20 minutes
e-Presentation by Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch, Deputy Director General and Managing Director, Austrian Federal Competition Authority, Vienna.
This e-presentation discusses the notable judgments by the Court of Justice of the EU delivered in 2020 and 2021 in the field of EU competition law. In particular, it focuses on recent cases related to Commission inspections, the relationship between EU and national competition law, the application of the ne bis in idem principle, latest Article 102 TFEU developments and private enforcement cases.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 50 minutes
e-Presentation by Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk, Judge, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg.
Workshop recording | 27 October 2021
Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: Recent Developments and Practical Issues
- The Commission’s Report on the implementation of the Damages Directive
- Lessons learnt from Skanska, Cogeco, Tibor-Trans, Volvo and
Others and Sumal
- Quantification of damages: stages, methods and practical challenges
Workshop recording | 21 April 2021
Competition Law Infringements in Public Procurement Markets
- How to design a tender to prevent and detect bid-rigging
- Common red flags in procurement
- Main challenges in the investigation of collusive tendering
Webinar recording | 13 July 2020
EU Competition Law in Times of COVID-19: Impact of the Global Crisis
- Dos and don'ts for companies
- Antitrust enforcement by the European Commission and NCAs
- Application of State aid rules to support measures granted by Member States
Webinar recording | 4 December 2019
The ECN+ Directive: Practical Implications for NCAs and Businesses
- Analysis of the provisions of the ECN+ Directive and their main objectives
- Impact on the NCAs’ enforcement powers
- Practical implications for undertakings
This e-presentation discusses the topic of innovation public procurement and, in particular, the Commission Guidance on Innovation Procurement adopted in June 2021. It will examine different options for innovation-friendly tools that can be used in all types of procedures to attract innovation and get benefits for both the buyer and the supplier. The main features of the specific public procurement procedures that entail the procurement of R&D services as described in the Guidance are presented, as well as some specific considerations related to IPR and State aid.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 33 minutes
e-Presentation by Michael Jürgen Werner, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Brussels.
This e-presentation will discuss the latest initiatives undertaken by the European Commission in the field of public procurement and the key areas it is planning to work on in the future. Special focus will be placed on the new Guidance on socially responsible procurement and the Commission’s proposal on addressing foreign subsidies.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 25 minutes
e-Presentation by Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, Head of Unit (acting), C.2 Public Procurement, DG GROW, European Commission, Brussels.
The e-presentation will look into the practical implications of Brexit on the public procurement process in the EU and UK in the first months after the end of the transition period. Special attention is paid to the UK Government Green Paper on Procurement and the transformation of the UK public procurement regime that it has proposed.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 49 minutes
e-Presentation by Christopher Bovis, Professor of Business Law, Business School, University of Hull.
This e-presentation examines important recent developments in CJEU jurisprudence concerning the private investor principle and the notion of “interested party”. In particular, it focuses on the application of the principle and on the question when the Commission must initiate a formal investigation procedure. In addition to these two topics, the e-presentation discusses the recent Micula (C-638/19 P) and Fiat (C 885/19 P and C 898/19 P) judgments.
e-Presentation | November 2022 | Learning time: 45 minutes
e-Presentation by Viktor Kreuschitz, Former Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg.
This presentation will examine the separation of powers and tasks between the main actors enforcing EU State aid law. It will also examine the European Commission’s procedures and decision-making powers, and their interaction with national court proceedings and decisions.
e-Presentation | February 2021 | Learning time: 49 minutes
e-Presentation by Hanns Peter Nehl, Legal Secretary, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg.
This e-presentation will discuss the procedural framework in State aid recovery actions. It will focus on the main sources and principles of national enforcement of State aid law and will look closely into public and private enforcement of State aid rules before the national courts.
e-Presentation | February 2021 | Learning time: 46 minutes
e-Presentation by Jacques Derenne, Partner, Sheppard Mullin, Brussels; Professor, University of Liège and Brussels School of Competition.
This e-presentation discusses the notable judgments by the Court of Justice of the EU delivered at the end of 2018 and in 2019 in the field of State aid law (e.g.: T-894/16 Societé Air France v. Commission, C-349/17 Eesti Pagar, C-105/18
to C-113/18 UNESA et al., and the tax ruling cases).This presentation discusses the main trends and best practices in the enforcement of State aid rules by the courts of the EU Member States and the major challenges and difficulties faced by
the national judges with regard to the application of State aid rules.
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 36 minutes
This presentation discusses the main trends and best practices in the enforcement of State aid rules by the courts of the EU Member States and the major challenges and difficulties faced by the national judges with regard to the application of State aid
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 20 minutes
Diese E-Präsentation befasst sich mit Kompensationszahlungen von Mitgliedstaaten an heimische Unternehmen, die Schäden aufgrund von Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Drittstaaten ausgleichen sollen. Der Vortrag stellt zunächst Beispiele für wirtschaftliche
Sanktionen dar und zeigt ihre Auswirkungen auf. Danach prüft der Referent die Vereinbarkeit solcher Kompensationszahlungen mit den aktuellen Regeln des EU-Beihilfenrechts.
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Lernzeit: 21 Minuten
Michael Jürgen Werner
This presentation explains the results achieved in the State Aid Modernisation (SAM) process as well as the latest initiatives of the European Commission. It focuses on the application of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), the new Best Practices
Code, and the Commission Proposal of 6 June 2018 for a targeted amendment of the Enabling Regulation to accompany the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 38 minutes
This presentation analyses the most notable judgments of the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU delivered in the field of State aid law at the end of 2017 and in 2018 (e.g.: C-135/16 Georgsmarienhütte GmbH e.a., T-47/15 Germany v Commission,
Austria v. Commission, T-554/15 and T-555/15 Hungary v Commission, C-622/16 Scuola Elementare Maria Montessori).
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 50 minutes