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European News – Brussels School of Competition

Posted by Julie Clarke on 5 August 2010

In June the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium and Prof. Petit (University of Liège, Belgium) officially launched the first Brussels-based LLM in Competition Law and Economics.  More information about the School and its programme can be found on its website.  According to the site, ‘The BSC’s primary purpose is to organize, from 2010 onwards, a high profile, specialized course (in English) in Competition Law and Economics’.

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Some international news; Intel, Google etc

Posted by Julie Clarke on 22 September 2009

The Intel Decision

The European Commission has now released a non-confidential version of its decision in the Intel case (all 518 pages), in which it fined Intel €1.06 billion for abusing its dominant position:

US Antitrust Division and the Google Book Search case

The US Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) has weighed into the pending Google Book Search case, recently filing a statement opposing a proposed class settlement:

EU Consults on Vertical Agreements

On 28 July 2009 the EC launched a formal consultation on EU Rules applicable to vertical agreements.  See discussion by Sheppard Mulin.

Changes to Canadian law

Bill C-10, which received Royal Assent on 12 March 12, introduced significant changes to the Canadian Competition Act.  McCarthy Tetrault has provided a couple of useful overviews of the changes:

Politics and the Pursuit of Efficiency in New Zealand

Bronwyn E Howell has written a paper on ‘Politics and the Pursuit of Efficiency in New Zealand’

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