Firstly, we are pleased to welcome Havel & Partners (based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia), Nobles Law Firm (Ukraine) and Doulah & Doulah (based in Bangladesh) to the ICLN. We are continuing to arrange virtual coffees to meet more of you and, if you would like to meet any other member firms please let us know, we are happy to help arrange introductions.
We are arranging the final ICLN event of 2021 to take place virtually on Thursday 2 December 2021 at 2pm (GMT). The topic we will discuss is foreign investment controls. The UK’s National Security and Investment Act comes into force on 4th January 2022, and a number of other countries have similar rules or are planning new rules to protect so called national interests over and above existing merger control rules. An invitation to the event will be sent out in due course.
We are hoping we will be able to organise an in person event in Spring 2022, which we would be delighted to host in London. We will continue to monitor current developments and assess whether this will be possible in early 2022.
Thank you to all ICLN members who have contributed articles to this newsletter. Please click the links below to read about the interesting range of topics our ICLN members have been writing about over the past few months.
- European Court of Justice: Children are liable for their parents! by Dr. Borbála Dux-Wenzel, Dr. Sebastian Felix Janka, Dr. Helmut Janssen and Dr. Daniela Salm of Luther “
- Competition and Markets Authority Publishes ‘Green Claims Code’ by Neil Baylis and Christina Chambers of Mishcon de Reya LLP
- Efficiency Boost – merger control in Hungary by Dr. Eszter Ritter and Dr. Iván Sólyom of Lakatos Köves and Partners
- Merger control of Venture Capital investments by Philipp Dietz and Dr Sebastian Felix Janka of Luther
Most Favoured Nation clauses
- Free-riding allowed? – BGH declares Booking.com’s ‘narrow most favored nation clause’ illegal by Dr Sebastian Felix Janka, Anne Caroline Wegner and Lara Paul of Luther
National Competition Authorities
- Implementation of the ECN+ Directive in Poland: Broader Scope of Liability for Antitrust Violations by Tomasz Feliszewski and Mateusz Musielak of WKB Lawyers (subscription to CoRe required)
- Facebook fined over £50 million by CMA by Neil Baylis, Alex Jennings and Sophie Leppington of Mishcon de Reya LLP