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CLA: Index of Downloadable Documentation (public access)
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Submissions


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

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Consultation Response
European Commission : Draft Proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and for revised guidelines
Date: May 2013
Author: CLA

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Consultation Response
BIS: Private Actions in Competition Law
A Consultation on Options for Reform
Date: July 2012
Author: CLA

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

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The OFT draft guidance consultation document Mergers - Jurisdictional and Procedural Guidance (The Consultation Document)
Date: June 2008
Author: CLA

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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”)
Date: January 2008
Author: CLA

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

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

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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
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
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
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
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
Date: April 2006
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Response to the OFT Consultation on the Draft Annual Plan 2006-2007
Date: February 2006
Author: CLA

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Response to DTI Consultation on Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002
Date: November 2005
Author: CLA

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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
Date: May 2005
Author: CLA

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Observations submitted to the OFT on its practice since the introduction of the Competition Act 1998
Date:
Author: CLA

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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"
Date: November 2004
Author: CLA

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CLA comments on draft amendments to CAT Rules in light of the Communications Act
Date:
Author: CLA

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Submission to the European Commission on the Green Paper on the Review of Regulation 4064/89 (the Merger Regulation)
Date:
Author: CLA

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Submission in response to DTI Consultation on "The Cartel Offence: No-Action Letters for Individuals"
Date: Sept 2002
Author:CLA

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Submission by CLA working group to DTI on Consultation on Proposals to Give Effect to Council Regulation 1/2003
Date:19/06/2003
Author:CLA

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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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