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

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latest intelligence

Greek competition authority launches e-commerce sector inquiry
05 April 20 Miklós Kozma

The authority seeks to assess the competitive conditions and identify anticompetitive practices in the sector, as COVID-19 is “highlighting the importance of e-commerce”. Interested parties can submit comments until 8 May 2020 as well as ask to participate in a teleconference to be held at the end of April 2020.

Rift between member states over EU competition law reform
11 March 20 Miklós Kozma

In an apparent rebuke to France and Germany, eight smaller member states caution the European Commission against softening or politicising EU competition rules as well as moving too quickly with reform.

Debate grows on adjusting competition tools to address digital platforms
08 March 20 Peter Dunn

A recent academic paper has added to the growing debate on introducing changes to competition law and existing regulatory tools in order to address the particular challenges arising from digital platforms. In particular, the paper proposes a three-criteria test that would trigger the application of competition rules and ex ante regulation on digital platforms.

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