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08.12.2021 NL law
Stibbe advises AVR on the acquisition of AEB

Short Reads - Stibbe advises AVR-Afvalverwerking (AVR) on the acquisition of a 100% equity stake in the Amsterdam-based energy-from-waste company AEB Holding N.V. (AEB) from the municipality of Amsterdam.

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04.04.2017
European Commission proposes a new Directive to empower national competition authorities to be more effective enforcers of EU competition law rules

Short Reads - On 22 March 2017, the European Commission published a proposal for a new Directive that aims to provide national competition authorities ("NCAs") with minimum instruments to detect EU competition law infringements and impose effective sanctions.

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03.07.2017 EU law
Google gets a record EUR 2.42 billion antitrust fine for its shopping service

Short Reads - On 27 June 2017, the European Commission announced its decision to fine Google EUR 2.42 billion for abusing its dominant position by illegally favouring its own comparison shopping service in its search results. The fine follows a seven-year investigation and unsuccessful commitment negotiations and is the largest ever imposed on a single company by the Commission. Failure to remedy the allegedly anti-competitive conduct within 90 days could lead to additional fines of up to 5% of Google's average daily worldwide turnover for each day of non-compliance.

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25.10.2016 NL law
A cautionary tale - EU merger control rules may apply to pharma pipeline products

Articles - In Case M.7872 – Novartis/GlaxoSmithKline (ofatumumab autoimmune indications), the European Commission claimed jurisdiction under the merger control rules over a transaction by virtue of which a yet to be fully developed biological drug was transferred to a purchaser. In applying the relevant jurisdictional test, the Commission made a series of observations which have far-reaching implications. 

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