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EU Guidance on Article 82 published

Posted by Julie Clarke on 4 December 2008

The EU has published its much anticipated guidance document on abuse of dominance under article 82.  View the press release.  As expected, it sets out “an economic and effects-based approach to exclusionary conduct under EC antitrust law”.  The document also makes clear that the enforcement policy is focused on protecting consumers and protecting the “process of competition and not on protecting individual competitors” and expressly recognises the relevance of efficiency claims.   The full guidance document can be viewed here.  The Commission has also published an FAQ Document.

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New 2008 Merger Guidelines Released

Posted by Julie Clarke on 22 November 2008

On 21 November the ACCC released its 2008 Merger Guidelines which (effective immediately) replace the 1999 Merger Guidelines. A draft of these Guidelines had been released in February this year. There have been amendments since the draft – including making a clearer statement of the circumstances in which the ACCC suggest voluntary notification. The final version can be viewed on the ACCC’s web site:


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