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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 90

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last two weeks.


U.S. Justice Department will not appeal AT&T, Time Warner merger after court loss

AT&T Inc emerged victorious on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s drawn-out attempts to block its $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner as the U.S. Justice Department said it would not fight an appeals court ruling approving the deal. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves RWE's acquisition of E.ON electricity generation assets

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition by RWE of E.ON's renewable and nuclear electricity generation assets. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area. Read More.


Justice Department Requires Divestiture of Thales’ General Purpose Hardware Security Module Business in Connection With its Acquisition of Gemalto

The Department of Justice announced that it is requiring Thales S.A. to divest its General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business in order for Thales to proceed with its proposed $5.64 billion acquisition of Gemalto N.V. Read More.


Pharma firms accused of illegal agreements over life-saving drug

The CMA provisionally finds Auden Mckenzie and Waymade broke the law by agreeing not to compete for the supply of hydrocortisone tablets to the NHS. Read More.


Mandatory reads

There’s clearly an excessive output a fair amount of competition law publications and presentations out there. Read More.


In light of recent political developments in the UK it is becoming an increasing possibility that the UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal. Read More.


The Bundeskartellamt’s Facebook Decision- What’s not to like? Well…

Earlier this month the Bundeskartellamt announced via this press release that it had “imposed on Facebook far-reaching restrictions in the processing of data”. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Antitrust Enforcement in Europe in the Last 25 Years: Developments and Challenges

Yannis Katsoulacos, Galateia Makri and Eleni Metsiou
We review all of the main developments that have influenced the way in which antitrust has been enforced in Europe in the last 25 years. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

The European Framework for Regulating Telecommunications: A 25-year Appraisal

Martin Cave, Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
The European telecommunications sector has been radically transformed in the past 25 years: from a group of state monopolies to a set of increasingly competitive markets. Read More.

Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle

A Preliminary Assessment of the European Commission’s Google Android Decision

Pinar Akman
This article offers a preliminary overview of some of the pertinent aspects of the European Commission’s Google Android decision. It discusses the definition of the relevant market and competitive constraints in the case, including the potential constraint from Apple. Read More.

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