On 25 April 2017, the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie held a webinar on implementing efficient compliance programs in Ukraine for multinational companies and featured an update on Ukrainian sanctions and trade restrictions, including trade restrictions introduced in relation to Russia and the Crimea, as well as an update on Occupied Territories in the East of Ukraine.
A draft of the new Competition Law (Draft Law) has been recently posted on the Government Portal for public review and commentary. The finalized Draft Law is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly in October 2017 and adopted in May 2018.
Baker McKenzie has launched a global version of its Dawn Raid App, a mobile application that, across 44 countries, provides clients experiencing a raid with real-time step-by-step guidance on their rights and obligations.
For several years now, a leniency model exists in Macedonia and it is shaped in line with the EU leniency model. Nevertheless, the Macedonian Competition Commission decided to refine the existing rules.
On 16 March, the EU Commission launched a new tool which shall make it easier for individuals to alert the Commission about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity.
In 2016, the Hellenic Competition Commission's intense investigatory activity was reflected in nine Statements of Objections.
This post discusses the Israeli Antitrust Authority's draft statement concerning its policy in relation to resale price maintenance arrangements, and the methodology draft for the examination of economy-wide concentration, which will be implemented within the framework of the Committee for the Reduction of Concentration Activities.
Eturas runs the e-commerce back-end of 30 travel agents in Lithuania. An administrator message to each member informed them that the e-commerce functionality allowing each travel agent to grant discounts would be capped at 3 per cent. That message appeared in part of the system relating to information messages. The Court of Justice found that administrator messages could be the basis of illegal cartel type conduct.
Belgian Competition Authority adopts competition law guidelines for small and medium-sized enterprises
The Belgian Competition Authority has adopted competition law guidelines for small and medium-sized enterprises.
On 1 December 2016, the Federal Government took a further step towards implementing the Harper Review recommendations regarding the prohibition against misuse of market power.