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.

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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

Google receives record €4.34bn fine from European Commission for leveraging its Android operating system
18 July 18 Miklós Kozma

The Commission found that Google abused its dominance by engaging in three types of abusive practices as part of an overall strategy to cement the dominance of the Google Search engine.

Hutchison notifies acquisition of sole control of Wind Tre to European Commission
15 July 18 Janne Kalliala

Hutchison is acquiring from VEON the 50% that it does not already own in their Italian telecoms joint venture. The Commission’s provisional phase I merger review deadline is 17 August 2018.

European Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of UPC Austria by T-Mobile Austria
10 July 18 Miklós Kozma

The Commission found that the parties’ activities are largely complementary and the limited overlaps raise no competition concerns.

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