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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 93

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Europe fines Google €1.49B in third antitrust case

Margrethe Vestager says the fine was calculated based on online giant’s advertising revenue in Europe. Read More.

sky NEWS

Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell off up to 150 stores in merger bid

The companies say they are willing to divest one in eight of the supermarket sites in their combined store networks. Read More.


Google's decade-long antitrust battle in Europe

Google was hit with a 1.49-billion-euro ($1.7 billion) fine on Wednesday, the third antitrust sanction from the European Union in two years after a record-breaking 4.34 billion euro penalty last year and a 2.4-billion-euro sanction in 2017 over its anti-competitive practices. Read More.

European Commission

Commission launches new online tool for cartel leniency and settlements and non-cartel cooperation

The European Commission is today launching “eLeniency”, a new online tool designed to make it easier for companies and their legal representatives to submit statements and documents as part of leniency and settlement proceedings in cartel cases, as well as non-cartel cooperation cases. Read More.


FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue with Discussion of the FTC’s Role in a Changing World

Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., and Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Read More.


Why we’re advocating the case for change in airline slots

One current example of our advocacy is from December 2018, when we advised the Department for Transport (DfT) on the impact on competition of how airport take-off and landing slots are allocated. Our advice recommends a move away from the current administrative system, towards a market-based approach to allocating new and existing slots. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Court of Justice ruling in Skanska: EU competition law concept of ‘undertakings’ and principle of economic continuity to the rescue in civil damages claims

In its preliminary ruling in Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others[1], the Court of Justice has ruled on the fundamental question of who is liable to pay compensation in an action for damages for breach of Article 101 TFEU. Read More.


Amazon Was Wise To Head Antitrust Regulators Off At The Pass

There’s no doubt that carries a lot of weight for third parties looking to establish and/or grow their B2C businesses online in the U.S. Read More.


EU Judicial Review: Major Antitrust Implications of Recent State Aid Cases

We competition lawyers often wrongly approach our discipline in isolation from the wider context in which it is applied. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector

Itai Rabinovici
The aviation sector was at the focus on competition enforcement in the transport industry in 2018. Read More.

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