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.
An enquiry service is also included in your subscription, so you can contact our competition law experts at any time for answers to specific questions.

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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

Influential competition authorities advocate for stringent merger control enforcement
21 April 21 Miklós Kozma

The competition authorities of Australia, Germany and the UK issued a joint statement highlighting the need for “rigorous and effective merger enforcement” in the face of high levels of concentration across various markets, an increase in merger reviews involving dynamic markets, and a fast-developing digital world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Commission adopts policy change targeting below-threshold mergers
05 April 21 Miklós Kozma

The European Commission adopted a new policy that will allow it to review acquisitions of targets with low turnover, which would normally fall outside the jurisdiction of both the Commission and national competition authorities in the EU. This will be possible when a merger, for example an acquisition of a start-up by a big tech firm, affects trade between EU member states and at least one of the member states requests a Commission review because the transaction threatens to significantly affect competition within its territory.

EU Commission approves state aid schemes for mobile network deployment in Germany
14 March 21 Miklós Kozma

The European Commission approved under EU state aid rules a €70m German aid scheme to support the deployment of high-performance mobile networks in underserved areas in the state of Lower Saxony. The decision follows the Commission’s approval of a similar, €55m scheme for the state of Brandenburg in December 2020.

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