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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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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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Acquisition of shares: No abuse of dominance

Acquisition of shares: No abuse of dominance
07/06/2019

By Decision 2019-R-01 of 15 March 2019, the Competition Council (“Council”) dismissed the complaint filed against Encevo S.A. (“Encevo”), Enovos Luxembourg S.A. (“Enovos”), the number one energy suppliers in Luxembourg

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Useful details concerning competition law inquiries

Useful details concerning competition law inquiries
26/10/2018

A request for information, issued by the Designated Advisor to the Competition Council in the context of an investigation of anti-competitive practices, is not subject to an action for annulment before the Administrative Tribunal

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Cooperation between companies from the standpoint of competition law and the FEDIL competition conference of October 23, 2018

Cooperation between companies from the standpoint of competition law and the FEDIL competition conference of October 23, 2018
19/10/2018

The boundaries between the legal and the illegal can be very tight, which can be observed in the context of business cooperation agreements. On the Luxembourg market, companies may want to collaborate to better meet certain customer requirements 

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Competition law and algorithms: the Luxembourg Competition Council exempts a booking platform in the taxi sector

Competition law and algorithms: the Luxembourg Competition Council exempts a booking platform in the taxi sector
14/06/2018

Algorithms is the hot topic in competition law. In June 2017, the OECD published a paper on the risk of collusion in the use of algorithms. This issue has been regularly addressed by Commissioner Vestager in her speeches.

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Towards the end of the monopoly of the National Laboratory of Health?

Towards the end of the monopoly of the National Laboratory of Health?
22/01/2018

On November 30, 2017, the Administrative Court upheld the Administrative Tribunal's judgment of 27 April 2017, according to which a private laboratory must be authorized to expand its activities in the field of pathological anatomy

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Le Conseil de la concurrence censuré par la Cour administrative

Le Conseil de la concurrence censuré par la Cour administrative
19/07/2017

Le 1er juin 2017, la Cour administrative a rendu son arrêt, portant le numéro 38930C du rôle, dans une affaire très importante relative à une condamnation de l’entreprise Post pour abus de position dominante. Le Conseil de la concurrence avait infligé par sa décision du 13 novembre 2014 (n° 2014-F0-07), à Post une amende de 2.520.000 euros.

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Law on market abuse

Law on market abuse
29/06/2017

By a Law dated 23 December 2016 , the Luxembourg legislator adopted Bill of law 7022 (a) implementing (i) Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse as well as (ii) the Commission Implementing Directive 2015/2392/EU with regard to reporting to competent authorities of actual or potential infringements in relation to the market abuse regulation;

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