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The New Tentacle of EU Competition Law: Tools to Control Foreign-Subsidised Acquisitions and Market Distortions

BY | August 11, 2020

We live in a world where the boundaries of antitrust seem to be ever expanding. Antitrust is both a sponge, absorbing up new ideas from other domains, and a jellyfish…

We live in a world where the boundaries of antitrust seem to be ever expanding. Antitrust is both a sponge, absorbing up new ideas from other domains, and a jellyfish – growing new tentacles. This article looks at the European Commission’s proposal for new powers to control foreign-subsidized acquisitions and market distortions. It concludes by looking at the risk of antitrust losing its coherence and that its core principles may become diluted.

By James Killick, Giuseppe Tantulli & Aro

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