Competition law applies horizontally in all sectors, in addition to sector-specific regulation. The rise of the digital economy is challenging traditional competition law approaches.
Cullen International’s Competition Law service combines unbiased alerts and reports with a structured database of more than 350 English language summaries of national and EU antitrust and merger control cases, organised by country, authority, theme and sector.
Stay tuned over the next weeks for our coverage of five intriguing pending cases that you may not have known about!
Case 1: Suspected killer acquisition of nascent rival
In the digital economy, acquisitions by market leaders of innovative start-ups is one of the most intensely debated competition law issues. Some commentators support shifting the burden of proof from the competition authorities onto tech giants, which should prove that such an acquisition will not harm competition.
In our first highlighted case, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating PayPal’s US$2.2bn (€1.9bn) takeover of Swedish mobile payments company iZettle.
One of the CMA’s competition concerns is that the merger eliminates in the UK a potential competitor for PayPal in emerging payment markets.
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15 April 19
5 must-watch competition law cases - Case 2: Google sued for unfair Play Store
Over the next weeks, we will share summaries of five intriguing pending cases from our Competition Law database.
12 April 19
Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Sudan
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which now also include coverage of Sudan, in addition to the 12 MENA countries previously covered.
05 April 19
New training programme: EECC - Main provisions and changes
Following our Telecoms Masterclass, this 2-day training will take a deeper look at the main provisions and changes included in the new European Electronic Communications Code that was adopted in December 2018.