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EU: European Court of Justice confirms fines for cartel facilitators

The EU Commission may fine companies merely for helping other undertakings run a cartel, the European Court of Justice held on 22 October 2015 - but under which conditions?

Adoption Day sees EU adopt legislative framework to lift nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions

On 18 October 2015, Iran's Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy Chief issued a joint statement announcing the official adoption of the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA).

Frequently Asked Questions on the Judgment of the CJEU on the US/EU Safe Harbor...

The Court of Justice of the European Union, following the opinion of the Advocate General, invalidated European Commission Decision 2000/520 dated July 27, 2000, which allowed transfers of personal data to US companies that self-certified under the US/EU Safe Harbor Program.

Post Danmark II – EU Commission Guidelines on Economic Assessment of Rebates Under Article...

The first Post Danmark case in 2012 brought about a modest antitrust revolution on Article 102 applicable to discrimination. Rarefied economic concepts were confirmed. Price discrimination as a standalone abuse was all but confined to a historical footnote in antitrust textbooks, to be replaced by a predation type test.

Get Ready for the European General Data Protection Regulation

With the anticipated publication of the European General Data Protection Regulation in 2016, multi-national companies are beginning to assess how the new Regulation will affect their global data protection and privacy compliance programs.

EU antitrust procedural rules amended to aline them with EU Damages Directive

The Commission has adopted amendments to a number of its key procedural rules in order to bring them into line with the EU Directive on...

Reform of the Spanish Criminal Code: IP rights amendments

On 1 July 2015, the Organic Law 7/2015 entered into force, which amends the Spanish Criminal Code, introducing, among others, major changes in the...

Global Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws 2015

It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last...

Directors’ and Compliance Officer’s Criminal Liability under the latest reform of the Spanish Criminal...

The recent reform of the Criminal Code (‘Reform’) specifically provides for corporate criminal liability, as contained in Article 31 bis of the Criminal Code...

Mid-Year Review 2015: Anti-Corruption in the EMEA Region

This article summarizes the anti-corruption developments in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) during the first half of 2015. Recent trends in...

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