Conference: Competition law and sport

21 July, 2011

On 29-30 September 2011 a conference will be hosted in Budapest about the legal issues of the sport industry. The first day of the conference is devoted solely to competition law issues.

More information is available (and registration possible) here. www.sportjog.com.

You can download the flyer here:

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Not yet published and automated translations

14 July, 2011

In the judgement of the General Court it is written in para 32 that:

“In this respect, it should be recalled that it is not until the beginning of the inter partes administrative stage that the undertaking concerned is informed, by means of the notification of the statement of objections, of all the essential evidence on which the Commission relies at that stage of the procedure and that that undertaking has a right of access to the file in order to ensure that its rights of defence are effectively exercised. Consequently, the replies to the statement of objections of the other undertakings alleged to have participated in the cartel are not, in principle, included in the documents of the investigation file that the parties may consult (Case T‑161/05 Hoechst v Commission [2009] ECR II‑3555, paragraph 163).”

The Hungarian at EURLEX sais that this judgement was not yet published… what a pitty…