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CLA: Index of Downloadable Documentation (public access)

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Submissions

Consultation Response
BIS: Streamlining Regulatory & Competition Appeals
Author: CLA
Date: September 2013

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Consultation Response
European Commission : Draft Proposal for a revised block exemption
for technology transfer agreements and for revised guidelines

Author: CLA
Date: May 2013

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Consultation Response
BIS: Private Actions in Competition Law
A Consultation on Options for Reform

Author: CLA
Date: July 2012 

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Consultation Response to European Commission White Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC anti trust rules
Author: CLA
Date: August 2008

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The OFT draft guidance consultation document
Mergers - Jurisdictional and Procedural Guidance (The Consultation Document)

Author: CLA
Date: June 2008

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Comments in response to the discussion document The deterrence effect of competition enforcement by the OFT, November 2007 (“OFT Consultation Document”)
Author: CLA
Date: January 2008

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Settlement Procedure for Cartels: CLA's submission in response to the Commission's call for comments
Author: James Dilley of  Martineau Johnson
Date: December 2007

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Submission to OFT Consultation in relation to proposed revision to 'Mergers:  Substantive Assessment Guidance'
Author: Christopher Brown of Farrer & Co
Date: August 2007

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Submission of the Competition Law Association to the Office of Fair Trading in response to the OFT's paper "Private Actions in Competition Law: Effective Redress for Consumers and Business
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Date: June 2007

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Submission of the Competition Law Association to the European Commission, DG Comp, on their draft Consolidated Jurisdictional Notice under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004
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Date: December 2006

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Submission of the Competition Law Association to the European Committee of the House of Lords in response to its Call for Evidence on an EU Competition Court
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Date: November 2006

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Submission of the Competition Law Association to the European Commission, DG COMP, on their draft Notice on Immunity from Fines and Reduction of Fines in Cartel Cases
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Date: November 2006

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Submission to the European Commission on their draft Discussion Paper on the Application of Article 82 of the Treaty to Exclusionary Abuses
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Date: April 2006

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Response to the OFT Consultation on the Draft Annual Plan 2006-2007
Author: CLA
Date: February 2006
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Response to DTI Consultation on Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002
Author: CLA
Date: November 2005
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Response to Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2001/84/EC on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art
Author: CLA
Date: May 2005
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Observations submitted to the OFT on its practice since the
introduction of the Competition Act 1998
Author: CLA
Date:
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The above CLA paper was discussed at a meeting with the OFT also attended by the JWP on Competition Law of the Law Societies and Bar and the OFT's letter in response can be found below
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Submission in response to DTI Consultation on "Possible Changes to the System of Charging Firms for the Costs of Merger Control"
Author: CLA
Date: November 2004
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CLA comments on draft amendments to CAT Rules in light of the Communications Act
Author: CLA
Date:
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Submission to the European Commission on the Green Paper on the Review of Regulation 4064/89 (the Merger Regulation)
Author: CLA
Date:
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Submission in response to DTI Consultation on "The Cartel Offence: No-Action Letters for Individuals"
Author:CLA
Date: Sept 2002
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Submission by CLA working group to DTI on Consultation on Proposals to Give Effect to Council Regulation 1/2003
Author:CLA
Date:19/06/2003
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Submission by CLA working group to DTI on Consultation on the Government's Proposals for Exclusions and Exemptions in Light of Council Regulation 1/2003
Author:CLA
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LIDC Documents

UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2011, Oxford, UK 

Question A:  What are the most important factors that should determine the level of fines imposed for infringements of the competition rules (e.g. cooperation, compliance programmes, impace of the infringement, previous infringements and/or deterrence?)Should there be a binding framework determining the level of fine and who should decide the framework (e.g. judges, competition authorities, ministers and/or some other independent body)?

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Question B: To what extent should on-line intermediaries (such as ISPs and operators of online market places) be responsible for the control or prohibition of unfair competitive practices (in particular sales of products contrary to the law) carried out on their systems? 

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2010, Bordeaux 

Question A:  Which, if any, agreements, practices or information exchanges about prices should be prohibited in vertical relationships?

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Question B:  To what extent can intellectual property rights (trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, designations of origin) limit comparative advertising? 

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2009, Vienna

Question A:  Should a competition authority enjoy an unfettered discretionary power in the context of the investigation of competition law infringements, or should its margin of discretion be subject to certain limits?

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Question B:  What are the criteria that determine the unfairness of so-called ‘look-alikes’; what are the prohibitions and the appropriate sanctions?

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2008, Hamburg

Question B: Under which circumstances and to what extent should the positive obligation of providing information be imposed by regulation on advertisers?

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Fidelity Discounts and Rebates not Justified by the Costs:

In which cases should a dominant enterprise be forbidden such practices?

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2006, Amsterdam

Question A: Should private enforcement of antitrust law be encouraged and, if so, how?

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Amsterdam Summary responses to the questionnaire

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2005, Ghent

Question A: The extent to which protection against acts of unfair competition can complement or provide a substitute for the specific protection provided by IP law

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Question B: The appropriate competition law controls on (a) a supplier's freedom to adopt a single or different distribution channels for the same product or (b) “network” effects

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UK National Reports for LIDC Congress 2004, Budapest

Question 1: The appropriate framework for the regulation of comparative advertising
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Question 2: International administrative co-operation between national competition authorities and national courts
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UK National Reports on LIDC 2003/04 session:-

Question 1:The Application of Competition Law to Professional Associations
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Question 2: The merits of a specific procedure for the cessation of unfair competition practices. Should such procedures be harmonised?
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Question 3: Can the exercise of copyrights or related rights, especially by copyright collection societies, constitute an abuse of a dominant position?
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Question 4: Criminalisation of Competition Law
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