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

EU court reduces 2014 antitrust fines on Slovak Telekom and Deutsche Telekom
17 December 18 Suzanne Jude

The General Court largely upheld the European Commission’s decision. However, it found that the Commission did not sufficiently prove the margin squeeze in the Slovakian fixed broadband access market for the entire alleged period and that it erred in the calculation of Deutsche Telekom’s fine.

EU General Court confirms decision accepting Paramount’s commitments to stop geo-blocking
13 December 18 Suzanne Jude

The General Court rejected the appeal of Canal+ but validated the Commission’s preliminary conclusions, explaining that Canal+ can seek to enforce the contentious geo-blocking clauses in a national court.

European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global businesses
11 December 18 Miklós Kozma

The Commission’s competition concerns relate to Germany, where the merger would combine two major cable operators, and to the Czech Republic, where the merged entity would be able to offer multiple play products.

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