Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Closed for the summer

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It is time for Chillin´Competition to take a summer break.

The past few months have been hectic for Nicolas and for me both at work (we´re working on really interesting cases, books and papers on which we´ll comment in a few weeks) and on this blog (where we´ve managed to publish a post a day; this is our 429th post!)

Chilling Competition has already accomplished most of the objectives that we set at the beginning of the year, and has exceeded all our expectations in many ways. Thanks to you, we recently crossed the 150.000 visits threshold; we  currently have nearly 500 visits a day, 200 members in our LinkedIn group, and more than 150 subscribers from all over the world. We´re even having lots of visits on our new youtube channel thanks to “The Raid“!

Most importantly, we´ve had a lot of fun. If you enjoyed what you´ve read too, then we have so far succeeded.

We´re committed to getting better, and for that reason we´ve got some quite interesting new projects on the pipeline that we´ll be announcing right after the holidays. 

It´s a pity that we won´t be able to provide you with timely coverage of any competition law related developments that may take place in the coming days, such as the first-ever non-consensual Commission decision withdrawing an NCA´s competence to handle an ongoing case under Art. 11(6) of Regulation 1/2003, which should be out soon (you can consider this to be the last Chillingleak of the season..)

Have a great summer!

Nicolas  &  Alfonso

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 July 2011 at 6:15 pm

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  1. Could you just advance the country/european area concerned…?


    30 July 2011 at 6:17 pm

  2. Actually, it hasn’t been reported as “non-consensual”. The Commission says that it has initiated proceedings as a consequence of the General Court’s Judgment in the CEAHR case (

    The fact that it is withdrawing the competence of the Spanish CNC by virtue of Art. 11(6) is therefore presented as inevitable.

    Here is the press release:

    I’m actually involved in this case so I can’t say much more for now.

    For some more info on the history of this case see the comment by EGD to one of our previous posts:

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    15 August 2011 at 10:33 am

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