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The European Commission’s CDS Investigations: How to Balance Stability and Competition in the Financial Sector?

BY | July 28, 2011

Thibault Balthazar, Bruno Lebrun, Jul 28, 2011 On April 29, 2011, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced two antitrust investigations on the Credit Default Swaps market (the “CDS market”) relating…

Thibault Balthazar, Bruno Lebrun, Jul 28, 2011

On April 29, 2011, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced two antitrust investigations on the Credit Default Swaps market (the “CDS market”) relating to potential breaches of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.

The first investigation concerns 16 banks active on the CDS market that arguably reserve their transaction data to Markit, the British leading information provider of CDS data. The second investigation scrutinize

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