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The UK's Autumn Statement 2013

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2013 Autumn Statement today. As last year, the UK Government had to balance competing political and economic tensions, especially with an election less than 18 months away.
European Commission loses follow-on damages action

The Commission has lost its first follow-on damages action brought against members of the elevators cartel for allegedly inflated maintenance contracts.

General Court confirms legality of European Commission dawn raid decisions

The General Court has this week upheld two Commission decisions dealing with the legality of dawn raids and the imposition of fines for obstruction.

Paris Court of Appeal reduces fine on packaged flour cartel members and clears two joint ventures of ‘by object’ restrictions of competition

The Paris Court of Appeal has cut the fine on flour cartel members and cleared two joint ventures that had been found to be object restrictions of competition.

Patent Box tax regime to change

The UK Government proposes to end UK's patent box regime following agreement with Germany.

Patents Court decides further Herceptin patents are invalid

The Patents Court has decided in favour of Hospira in a challenge to Herceptin formulation patents.

Summary of the SuperInvestor Paris 2014 Conference - Day Three

The final day of SuperInvestor 2014 saw an animated discussion of topics ranging from the adoption of marginal gains to opportunities in emerging markets.

AGCM fines Lawyers’ National Council Board for limiting competition on tariffs

The Italian Competition Authority has fined the Italian lawyers’ association for having re-introduced minimum tariffs for the services of Italian lawyers.

Advocate General renders opinion in case on enforcement of standard essential patents

In the Huawei v ZTE case (C-170/13, Huawei Technologies), Advocate General (AG) Wathelet has today published his eagerly anticipated opinion.

Spanish Competition Authority fines the biggest Spanish collecting society €3.1 million

The Spanish Competition Authority has adopted a decision fining the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers for abusive conduct.

French Competition Authority agrees that a subsidiary may refuse to contest an anti-competitive practice despite its parent company continuing to challenge it

The French Competition Authority has fined three undertakings for a cartel between military personnel movers in Martinique.

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