The General Court’s ruling in Case T-43/16, 1&1 Telecom GmbH v. European Commission

The General Court’s ruling in Case T-43/16, 1&1 Telecom GmbH v. European Commission

October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: The General Court’s ruling in Case T-43/16, 1&1 Telecom GmbH v. European Commission By Dr. Anna Renata Pisarkiewicz (European University Institute)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Facts of the Case In July 2014, the […]

Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines

Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines

October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Philips & Infineon Technologies (C-98/17 & C-99/17): The Court of Justice Reminds the General Court of the Need to Exercise Full Jurisdiction over Commission Fines By Sandra Marco Colino (Chinese University of Hong Kong)1 Click here for a PDF […]

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?) By Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Germany […]

Asics vs Coty: Competitive effects of selective distribution systems in light of diverging court decisions

May 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Asics vs Coty: Competitive effects of selective distribution systems in light of diverging court decisions By Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Many brand manufacturers in different industries […]

State Aid and Tax Rulings

State Aid and Tax Rulings

April 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: State Aid and Tax Rulings By By Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   State aid is defined as an advantage in any form whatsoever conferred on a selective basis to undertakings by national public authorities. Therefore, subsidies […]

The Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

The Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

January 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: The Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft By Anna Renata Pisarkiewicz (European University Institute)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The Facts of the Microsoft/GitHub Acquisition On September 14, 2018, Microsoft and […]

Margin Squeeze – Where Competition Law and Sector Regulation Compete

Posted by Social Science Research Network Margin Squeeze – Where Competition Law and Sector Regulation Compete By Friso Bostoen (KU Leuven) Abstract:     This paper discusses abusive pricing practices by dominant undertakings. It starts with an overview of the different ways an undertaking can abuse its dominant position through pricing (chapter 2). The focus of […]

EU: Apple says Brussels made ‘fundamental errors’ in its €13bn Irish tax bill

Apple has claimed that the European Commission made “fundamental errors” when it ruled last year that the company owed Ireland 13 billion euros ($13.7 billion) in unpaid taxes plus interest. Apple appealed the commission’s decision in December, but on Monday the company published a piece in the Official Journal of the European Union detailing 14 […]

EU: LSE and Deutsche Börse to offer even more more concessions in merger

Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange Group are set to offer Brussels further concessions from their fixed-income clearing businesses to persuade antitrust watchdogs to approve their merger to create Europe’s largest exchanges operator. This month the two sides put forward a narrow offer of concessions, which solely involved the sale of the LSE’s French […]