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Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines

Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines
19/07/2021

The European Commission takes a hard line against online platforms, dual distribution and MFNs

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Luxembourg competition law update

Luxembourg competition law update
31/03/2021

Several decisions and judgments in the competition law field over the last quarter are noteworthy. A link to the 2020 Annual Report of the Competition Council is available here .

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Luxembourg Competition Council imposes highest ever fine for resale price maintenance agreements

Luxembourg Competition Council imposes highest ever fine for resale price maintenance agreements
26/11/2020

Luxembourg Competition Council imposes highest ever fine on Bahlsen and supermarket chains Cactus, Auchan and Delhaize for resale price maintenance agreements

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Consumer law class action

Consumer law class action
27/10/2020

Bill of law 7650 (“Bill ”), which was recently presented by the Government, aims to introduce a class action procedure allowing for the compensation of damages suffered by a group of consumers resulting from the same illicit behaviour by, or practice of, a professional.

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Mr. Eric Perru

Consumer Class Action Law: Draft Legislation Gathering Pace in Luxembourg
16/09/2020

On 14 August 2020, the Luxembourg Minister for Consumer Protection presented Parliament with bill n°7650 concerning the introduction of consumer class action law suits. 

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Restructuring and Corporate Recovery measures in Luxembourg – April 2020

Restructuring and Corporate Recovery measures in Luxembourg – April 2020
21/04/2020

Luxembourg went into full Coronavirus lockdown on March 16. By the ministerial decree of 16 March 2020, the State narrowed down the movement of citizens to the essential activities (notably the procurement of food, medication and basic necessities and travel to health facilities) 

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Covid-19 Impact on Luxembourg Contractual Obligations

Covid-19 Impact on Luxembourg Contractual Obligations
07/04/2020

In this unprecedented health crisis, many economic actors are facing the impossibility of fulfilling their contractual obligations or do not wish to honour them because they are no longer commercially viable.

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Contracts and commercial litigation: Covid-19 as an unforeseeable event and/or a material adverse change

Contracts and commercial litigation: Covid-19 as an unforeseeable event and/or a material adverse change
27/03/2020

For contracts governed by Luxembourg law, the parties may wish to consider if the COVID-19 outbreak has rendered the obligation impossible to fulfil and could thus qualify as an event of force majeure within the meaning of the Luxembourg Civil Code. 

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Buying alliances in Europe are under threat

Buying alliances in Europe are under threat
05/12/2019

On Monday 18 November 2019 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") announced that the regulator had dawn raided several large traders in the agriculture sector. These dawn-raids follow a European trend in which regulators across Europe focus on buying alliances and cartels in the agricultural and retail sectors. In this blog we will discuss this trend.

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Competition update: Digital sector, provisional measures and competition law revision

Competition update: Digital sector, provisional measures and competition law revision
21/10/2019

At EU level, a number of developments took place over the summer regarding potential competition law infringements in the digital sector. 

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