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The seeds are planted… European Commission outlines its view on antitrust and the “Green Deal”

“Green competition law”, one of the most important topics in contemporary competition policy, is starting to take more shape in the EU.

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Post-pandemic antitrust - what to expect and what to do Global Competition Review

The outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 came as a global shock. Its ripple effects on the economy, trade, travel as well as individual freedoms and society as a whole were - and ...

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Pay for delay and document retention - The ECJ's Lundbeck decision

In the much-anticipated Lundbeck case (i.a. C-591/16 P), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on 25th March 2021 confirmed the decision of the European Commission...

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New roads to Brussels - Commission revamps approach to Member State referrals
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On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) has, without any public consultation, published its new guidance on accepting merger referrals from Member States under...

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First mover advantage? Reform of abuse control in German competition law

On 14 January 2021, the German parliament passed the long-awaited 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC). This came after the governing parties, CDU/CSU and SPD,...

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The treasure hunt is on... Data access claims after the reform of German competition law

"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" (The Economist, 6.5.2017). This catchy (albeit not quite accurate) comparison is likely to take the leading...

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"Less is more" – Germany eases merger control requirements

On 14 January, the German Parliament passed far-reaching amendments of German antitrust law, the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC), which also affect merger control. The...

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Like the movies… – The ECJ’s Paramount judgment (C‑132/19 P)

Settlements are a frequently used means of efficiently terminating proceedings, not only in cartel cases but also in other antitrust proceedings. The EU Commission can avoid having to spend ...

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Climate change? The growing seeds of "green competition law"
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With the announcement of the European Green Deal at the latest, the issue of sustainability and environmental protection has been pushed high up the agenda of competition law practitioners...

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