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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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

EU Commission approves state aid for €12bn gigabit broadband scheme in Germany
16 November 20 Janne Kalliala

The subsidised very high-speed network infrastructure will provide symmetric (up- and download) broadband speeds of 1 Gbps to under-supplied households, companies and public institutions. Areas covering up to about one third of German households will be eligible for state aid.

State aid – European Commission appeals to EU’s top court in Apple tax benefit case
29 September 20 Marta Kajda

The European Commission appealed the July 2020 judgment by the EU General Court which annulled the Commission’s decision finding that Ireland granted illegal state aid to Apple.

State aid – European Commission probes Poland’s 2013 award of 4G spectrum to Sferia
22 September 20 Miklós Kozma

The European Commission launched an in-depth investigation into whether Polish authorities distorted competition under EU state aid rules by awarding 4G spectrum in the 800 MHz band to Sferia on more favourable terms than to other operators.

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