Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
Vestager followed Joaquín Almunia’s mission statement and is now looking to set one for her successor. Read More.
The ACCC has expressed preliminary concerns about the proposed merger of Siemens A.G.’s (Siemens) Mobility Division with Alstom S.A. (Alstom), which are detailed in a Statement of Issues published today. Read More.
Master of Laws, LL.M. Kirsi Leivo begins today as the Director General of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA). Kirsi Leivo succeeds Juhani Jokinen, who retired from the post. A Director General’s terms is five years. Read More.
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple. The Commission concluded that the merger would not adversely affect competition in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it. Read More.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the CMA’s decision that Ping Europe Ltd broke the law by banning the online sale of its golf clubs. Read More.
The Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência – AdC) issued a Statement of Objections against EDP – Gestão da Produção de Energia, S.A. (EDP Produção) for abuse of dominance in the market, a practice that led to price increases in electricity paid by Portuguese consumers. Read More.
With regard to the German Bundesliga, the old issue of club-ownership has come back into focus over the summer when the Deutsche Fußball Liga (‘DFL’ – German Football League) asked the Bundeskartellamt to examine the legitimacy of the infamous ‘50+1’ rule of German Football Club ownership (see here; in German). This post will give an overview of the 50+1 rule and comment on some possible issues which may arise in the competition law analysis of the Bundeskartellamt. Read More.
In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up to a gigabit per second — 100 times faster than average speeds at the time. Read More.
Joseph Bromfield and Matthew Olczak
The maverick firm concept recognizes the fact that certain firms may be inherently different from their rivals. This paper provides evidence on the use of this concept in European Commission merger decisions. Read More.
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