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

European Commission takes new approach to catching below-threshold mergers
14 September 20 Miklós Kozma

In recent years, the Commission has considered adopting a new EU merger notification threshold to catch (digital) mergers that do not meet the current turnover thresholds but nevertheless have significance at a European scale. However, recent remarks by competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager suggest that relaxing the Commission’s policy on when it accepts case referrals from national competition authorities is now viewed as a better solution.

European Commission consults on state aid rules for the deployment of broadband networks
09 September 20 Miklós Kozma

The public consultation, open until 5 January 2021, is part of the Commission’s overall evaluation of existing EU state aid rules applicable to public support for the deployment of broadband networks.

State aid – EU Commission clears low-income broadband voucher scheme in Italy
10 August 20 Janne Kalliala

The European Commission approved under EU state aid rules an Italian €200m voucher scheme to support the take-up of high-speed broadband access services of at least 30 Mbps (download) by low-income families.

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