Antitrust & Merger Control


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  • European Commission announces antitrust probe into Amazon data use

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 21 September 2018

    This post looks at the European Commission’s announcement that it is once again investigating Amazon’s conduct, this time in relation to its use of third-party data.

  • Asset Management 2025


    Submitted: 13 September 2018

    We’re partnering with Bloomberg to conduct a study into the outlook of the global asset management landscape. Please note the survey has now closed. Asset Management 2025 results released October 2018

  • 03 December 2018: The New Regulation on Geo-Blocking enters into Force


    Submitted: 11 September 2018

    Among online sellers and online service providers it has become a widespread custom to treat customers differently depending on their country of origin. This practice is generally referred to as “geo-blocking” or sometimes in its softer form, when customers are only redirected to a localised service, “geo-filtering”.

  • Germany to tighten Review of Foreign Investments again


    Submitted: 09 August 2018

    The German Government announced plans to overhaul its rules on foreign investment and to lower the threshold for a review.

  • BEIS White Paper on National Security and Investment


    Submitted: 06 August 2018

    A high-level overview of the key proposals by the Department for Business Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) in its White Paper to change the UK public intervention regime for national security mergers.

  • Altice/PT Portugal - Gun-Jumping


    Submitted: 27 July 2018

    With this decision, the Commission has clearly reaffirmed its position on gun-jumping. It is not only about acquiring shares but also about contractual provisions which grant de facto decisive influence pending acquisition of the shares.

  • The New UK Merger Thresholds in Action


    Submitted: 20 July 2018

    The acquisition by a chinese investor of a UK defence contractor attracted much attention as it represented the first use of the new merger thresholds which came in force in early June.

  • ECJ gives jurisdiction guidance in competition damages claims


    Submitted: 20 July 2018

    We consider the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recent decision in FlyLAL v Air Baltic and Riga Airport analysing jurisdiction issues in tortious competition litigation damage claims.

  • The Vattenfall jurisdiction decision: Watt’s it all about?


    Submitted: 19 July 2018

    This article considers the High Court's recent jurisidction decision in Vattenfall AB and other v Prusmian SPA and others, a competition damages claim.

  • SABAM found to have abused its position by the Brussels Commercial Court


    Submitted: 17 July 2018

    On 12 April 2018, the President of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Commercial Court (the Court) ruled that SABAM - the Belgian copyright collecting society - was abusing its dominant position. SABAM was subsequently ordered to cease and desist its abuse.

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