competition law

The changing face of competition in the communications sector represents both a risk and an opportunity to new and incumbent providers across the EU. Our intelligence service helps companies and public authorities stay informed on the latest developments in competition law, identify the commercial and policy implications, and act with efficiency and confidence.

Trusted by industry, regulators and national competition authorities, the service is a key independent resource on antitrust and merger control cases across Europe, both at national and EU-level. All our intelligence is presented without bias, and with a commitment to clarity and depth of expertise. To find out more, download our brochure.

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Offered on a subscription basis, our Competition Law service combines unbiased alerts and reports with an English-language database of national and EU-level case summaries organised by country, authority, theme and sector.

We make it simple to track and understand EU competition law in telecoms, media, the digital economy and postal sectors, without wasting time on translation and interpretation.
An enquiry service is also included in your subscription, so you can contact our competition law experts at any time for answers to specific questions.

general topics covered

Abuse of dominance

Stay informed on developments in abuse cases, covering offences such as excessive pricing, predatory pricing, margin squeeze, and tying and bundling.

Restrictive agreements and concerted practices

Get access to data on the actions taken across the EU to address potentially restrictive practices such as the sharing of networks, joint selling and online sales restrictions.

Merger control

Track merger control cases and understand the wider implications of market consolidation for competition in the EU.

10 competition law cases you should know about

Get a free sample of our Competition Law service with ten introductory summaries of some of the most intriguing recent national cases that you may not have been aware of. Topics covered include favouring as an abuse of dominance, antitrust aspects of network co-investment, and using competition law to negotiate prices.

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latest intelligence

UK competition and markets authority asks for ex ante rules for digital platforms
09 July 20 Elisar Bashir

The authority suggests a new, regulatory framework that would simultaneously addresses both the sources of market power and its effects. The rules would be enforced by a dedicated regulator that can monitor and adjust its interventions in the light of evidence and changing market conditions.

European Commission consults on the review of its 1997 notice on relevant markets
29 June 20 Janne Kalliala

As markets, market definition techniques and case law have all evolved since 1997, the Commission is consulting until 9 October 2020 on the need to update its guidance on how it defines relevant markets when it enforces EU antitrust and merger control rules.

European Commission takes aim at foreign subsidies, including those that facilitate acquisitions of EU firms
21 June 20 Janne Kalliala

The Commission is consulting until 23 September 2020 on ideas for future EU rules to ensure that foreign subsidies do not undermine the level playing field in the EU single market.

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