It goes without saying that liability is one of the crucial issues in competition law enforcement. From the perspective of antitrust regulators, it makes no sense to conduct longstanding investigations and to impose fines if undertakings may easily escape liability. Fines imposed by regulators are meant to deter the undertaking concerned as well as other … Continue reading Liability for cartel infringements: How do concepts differ and why is decisive influence so important?
Today, we are blogging on our own behalf: We celebrate Antitrustpolitics.com’s first birthday! Counting this one, we managed to publish exactly 54 posts within the first year. Time for a not entirely serious review of the past year and an opportunity to dare a look into the future of our blog. Oh no – is … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
In part IV of our series on antitrust and the political system, Christoph Haid, partner at Austrian law firm schoenherr, reviews the last year that brought significant changes to the Austrian authority and the competition law regime. An abrupt ending to a year long reign, with a new election scheduled for 2022 – what sounds … Continue reading Antitrust and the Political System – Austria: A review of 2021
In part III of our series antitrust and the political system, Guillaume Fabre, partner at French antitrust boutique Jouvensal Fabre, gives insights into the French antitrust world and latest developments. On 4 October 2021, the small world of competition law in Paris was thrown in turmoil. Ms de Silva was widely expected to be appointed … Continue reading TV ads & crooks – “Antitrust & the Political System” goes to France