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.
1 May 2019: Update covering further case developments published.
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14 June 19
Webinar: New responsibilities for content sharing platforms in the EU - Recording available
On 13 June, Cullen International organised a webinar to enable you to grasp in one hour the new responsibilities for content sharing platforms in the EU. The recording is now available.
11 June 19
New benchmark on the state of play of PSTN shutdown and copper decommissioning in Europe
Cullen International’s new benchmark on technology migration shows whether plans to shut down the PSTN or decommission the local copper access network exist in 17 EU members states.
03 June 19
New report on regulation of connected cars in Europe
Cullen International has published a new report covering the main EU policy and regulatory initiatives relevant to the deployment of connected and automated mobility in Europe.