Our June Casenote European cartel fines in 2016 reviews the European Commission’s cartel enforcement activity in 2016. This saw increased activity and a return to the high fining practice not seen since 2010. This was largely due to the very high fines levied on the Trucks cartel.
Cento Veljanovski spoke to his study assessing the enforcement activities and deterrence effect of the OFT over the last decade at the 8th International Conference on Competition and Regulation (CRESSE) Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation on the 7 July in Corfu. Download his paper here – The Deterrent Effects of the UK Competition Act 1998.
Our July Casenote CAT Awards Triple Damages; Well not really takes a critical look at the UK Office of Fair Trading and Competition Appeal Tribunal Cardiff Bus decisions over the alleged predatory pricing of Cardiff Bus. It argues that the CAT took a narrow view of causation in awarding damages to the claimant, and that it decision to award exemplary damages is confusing. A version of this Casenote is to be published in the European Competition Law Review.