Both Europe and the U.S. get equal time this month with several interesting case decisions that cast broad ripples in competition waters. Plus DG Comp wanting the right to seize personal phones (U.S. readers will immediately think of Tom Brady and the NFL), the VW scandal, a plea for convergence, and more.
The lines of what’s reasonable are of course blurry, and the Court’s approach is—rightly or wrongly—deferential to the Commission and to the need of safeguarding the effectiveness of its investigations, particularly at an early stage.
Alfonso Lamadrid (Chillin’Competition)
Rethinking Rebates Policy Under EU Competition Law The most clear inference that can be drawn is that economic analysis of the impact of the behaviour of dominant undertakings in markets where competition is already severely limited is scarcely relevant. David Wood & Peter Alexiadis (Kluwer Competition Law Blog)
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