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.
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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

European Commission gives unconditional clearance to Comcast’s bid for Sky
17 June 18 Janne Kalliala

According to the Commission, Comcast and Sky compete with each other only to a limited extent, mainly in the acquisition of TV content and in the wholesale supply of basic pay TV channels. Comcast’s bid is competing against an earlier bid by 21st Century Fox.

US Judge clears AT&T/Time Warner merger without conditions
13 June 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

US judge cleared the AT&T-Time Warner merger on 12 June 2018, rejecting the US Department of Justice’s competition concerns. The US government may still appeal the decision.

T-Mobile/Tele2 Netherlands – European Commission opens in-depth investigation
13 June 18 Miklós Kozma

The Commission’s main concern is the proposed merger’s negative impact on the retail mobile telecoms market, including the increased likelihood that mobile operators will coordinate their competitive behaviour (collective dominance through tacit collusion).

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