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London Stock Exchange Considers Sale of Italian Unit To Secure Refinitiv Deal

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) took a key step toward gaining regulatory approval for its US$15 billion acquisition of financial-data company Refinitiv...

Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Making Sense of the Commission’s New White Paper

By Thomas Weck & Philipp Reinhold (Monopolies Commission)1   On June 17, 2020, the EU Commission published a new White Paper on the regulation of foreign...

Shortages, Price Hikes, and Profiteering: Pandemic Effects on UK Supermarkets and Online Markets

By Timothy Cowen (Preiskel & Co LLP)1   Summary The CMA has reported record numbers of complaints about business behavior since the pandemic and associated lockdown measures...

The More Economic Judicature: How the General Court has Recalibrated the Merger Gauge

By Dr. Tilman Kuhn, & Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomas (White & Case LLP & Eberhard Karls University)1   Introduction In its first ever judgment dealing specifically with...

Are Payment Card Systems’ Multilateral Interchange Fees Anticompetitive by Object under EU Competition Law?

By Csongor István Nagy (University of Szeged)1   I. Background Hungarian banks fixed the interchange fee to be used in the two major payment card systems (MasterCard...

Business Cooperation in Times of Emergency: The Role of Competition Law

Giorgio Monti (Tilburg Law and Economics Center)1   1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Commission respond readily to state aid measures: protocols established in 2008...

Paroxetine – The EU Court of Justice Rules on Pay-For-Delay Settlements for the First Time

Maria José Schmidt-Kessen (Copenhagen Business School)1   Introduction While we are still awaiting the judgments in the pending appeals on pay-for-delay settlements in Lundbeck2 and Servier,3 the...

European Court of Justice Paroxetine Ruling Provides Guidance on Patent Settlement Agreements

Jan Blockx (University of Antwerp)1 Introduction Twelve years ago, on January 15, 2008, the European Commission used its power to conduct unannounced inspections in a sector...

Otis: Another Great Judgment on Private Enforcement from the CJEU… But It Could be Better

By Miguel Sousa Ferro1 & Guilherme Oliveira e Costa2   Introduction 2019 was coming to its end when the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”)...

The Commission’s Burden of Proof in Article 101(1) TFEU: Evidentiary Shortcuts Cut Short?

By Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel (Université de Liège)1   Case C-593/18 P, ABB Ltd. and ABB AB v. European Commission, EU:C:2019:1027 On November 28, 2019, the Seventh Chamber...

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