The application of the antitrust rules during the Covid-19 emergency

The application of the antitrust rules during the Covid-19 emergency

The document consists of three sections: the first illustrates the initiatives of the European Commission and the Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) for the evaluation of cooperation agreements in the health emergency; the second deals with the control of concentrations and provisions in derogation of the discipline introduced in Italy by art. 171 of Legislative Decree 19 May 2020, n. 34 (so-called Relaunch Decree) and by art. 75 of Legislative Decree 14 August 2020, n. 104 (so-called August Decree); the third illustrates the initiatives taken by the AGCM regarding the terms of payment of the penalties and the recent amendments to the rules of procedure of the AGCM to allow the online conduct of the final hearings.

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