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Unrelated to EC competition law, but could not resist to post it. In its conclusions under Case C-246/07, Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Sweden, 1 October 2009, Advocate General Poiares Maduro made a surprising reference:

Sweden did not let that decision-making process take its natural course and culminate in a Council decision either for or against the addition of PFOs to the Convention. Sweden should have engaged in the Community decision-making process until such a decision was reached, even if, politically, it felt that its efforts to achieve a common proposal on the addition of PFOs to the Convention were as doomed as lemmings heading towards the edge of a cliff.

Plain excellent. Thanks to Cedric Cheneviere for the pointer.

Written by Nicolas Petit

17 October 2009 at 5:59 am

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New Book on Associations (Federations) of Undertakings and Competition Law

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Charles GHEUR and Philippe LAMBRECHT, of the Belgian Federation of Undertakings (FEB), have just published

Les fédérations d’entreprises et les règles de concurrence/Federaties van ondernemingen en mededingingsregels

The book is edited by Larcier.

No book review for this one, because I am conflicted (I wrote the chapter on exchange of information agreements). This being said, this book is one of the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the implications of EC/national competition rules for federations of undertakings. It will surely help many in-house lawyers from federation/association of undertakings in their daily work.

Written by Nicolas Petit

17 October 2009 at 5:32 am