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 Commission approves state aid for very high-speed broadband networks in Austria
21 August 19 Miklós Kozma

The €60m aid will support the deployment of very high-speed broadband access networks in remote rural areas of the Austrian state of Carinthia.

French competition authority allows the creation of an online platform between the main French free-to-air broadcasters
14 August 19 Suzanne Jude

France Télévisions, Métropole Télévision and TF1 obtained a conditional merger control clearance for their joint venture, Salto, after they offered commitments that addressed the authority’s concern over the parties’ strong position in the linear broadcasting of free-to-air DTT channels.

Dutch competition authority supports ex ante regulation of online platforms
11 August 19 Janne Kalliala

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets supports introducing an ex ante intervention mechanism in EU competition rules “to prevent anticompetitive behaviour by dominant companies acting as gatekeepers to the relevant online ecosystems”.

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