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Highest EU Court Reinforces Merger Control in Telco Sector and Beyond
 |  Jul 27, 2023

By Antonio Bavasso, Josh Buckland & Michael Tagliavini1   I. Introduction and Overview On July 13, 2023, the highest EU court – the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) – handed…

Commitment Decisions: An Overview of the Turkish Competition Authority’s Enforcement
 |  May 28, 2023

By Neyzar Ünübol1   In June of 2020, a new commitment procedure was first introduced to Turkish legislation as part of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (the…

Rule Britannia: Thanks to Brexit It Does… At Least in Antitrust
 |  May 2, 2023

By Lawrence B. Landman*   Many observers were surprised when the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) recently prohibited Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision.  But they should…

The ECJ’s Paccar Ruling: A Welcome Clarification of the Concept of “Discoverable Evidence” in Private Competition Law Proceedings
 |  Dec 14, 2022

By Marc Barennes, Bas Braeken, Demi van den Berg,1 and Simon Lelouche,2   On 10 November 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) issued its ruling in…

The Indivisibility of Telecommunications Networks: A Possible Explanation for Past and Present Trends in Telco Mergers
 |  Nov 9, 2022

By Dr. Fernando Herrera González*   Recently, Orange and MásMovil have announced that they are negotiating an agreement to form a single company in Spain. Experience shows that these transactions…

Just How Honest Does One Have to be with the Commission? The Lessons from the Merck/Sigma-Aldrich Case
 |  Oct 17, 2022

By Simon Vande Walle1   Former President Bill Clinton famously denied having had sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky. After the details of his affair became public, most reasonable people concluded…

A Common Charger for Electronic Devices in the EU: Beauty or Beast?
 |  Jul 4, 2022

By Federico Innocenti & Martin Peitz1   I. The New EU Directive and Its History A common charger for smartphones has been on the agenda of the European Commission (in…

The EU’s Draft Horizontal Guidelines: Chilling Innovation on Sustainability?
 |  Jun 28, 2022

By Jay Modrall1   In response to demand from customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders, as well as new legal requirements, businesses face huge pressure to make their operations more…

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