Minority Shareholdings, Material Effects?

Bojana Ignjatovic, Derek Ridyard, Jan 10, 2012 In a speech delivered in March 2011, Commissioner Almunia indicated a concern that EU merger control, in contrast to some national merger control regimes, is unable to investigate minority equity stakes as mergers.He has instructed Commission staff to consider this “gap” in enforcement and whether it needs to […]

The Approach to State Aid in the Restructuring of the Financial Sector

Lorenzo Coppi, Jenny Haydock, Nov 01, 2009 The unprecedented nature of the financial crisis in autumn 2008 led the European Commission to approve a series of state support measures for the financial sector under Article 87(3)(b), which allows for aid to be considered compatible with the common market if it is to promote the execution […]

The EU Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle John Cooke, May 27, 2008 One of the arresting features of the European insurance markets is the diversity of its origins across, and within, the different Member States, and the varying role it has played and continues to play in the economic and […]

Attheraces Limited v. The British Horseracing Board Limited

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alan Bates, Feb 23, 2007 Any realistic attempt to predict the future development and speed of the European Community’s gradual shift to a more economics-based approach to antitrust law needs to take account of the likely effects of the devolution to Member States […]

EU State Measures against Foreign Takeovers: “Economic Patriotism” in All but Name

Nelson Jung, Alex Nourry, Nov 01, 2006 This article examines the compatibility of special rights and other state measures with the EC´s single market objectives within the framework of the EC Treaty and their impact on foreign takeovers and investments. It also examines the initiatives taken by the Commission in order to eliminate such measures […]