A major report on global competition law cases and developments, “The Public Competition Enforcement Review,” has recently been published by Law Business Research. The report includes a chapter on developments in the European Union, authored by our competition and antitrust lawyers Oliver Geiss and Will Sparks. This is the second year the duo has contributed the European Union chapter.
The section covers all major European Commission investigations, EU court judgments and legislative changes in the competition sphere. These include 10 cartel decisions imposing total fines of €1.7 billion, Intel’s unsuccessful appeal against a €1.06 billion fine for abuse of dominance, and the adoption by the European Commission of a new antitrust damages directive. The chapter also provides an outlook on public competition enforcement in 2015.