ECJ: CNMC creation breached EU law


Spain breached EU law when setting up the country’s new competition authority in 2013 by sacking high-ranking officials at the country’s former telecommunications watchdog ahead of its assimilation into the new agency, Europe’s top court ruled last week.


Unwired Planet abused dominance in SEP markets, Huawei says

Counsel to Huawei argued today that patent assertion entity Unwired Planet’s insistence on licensing its standard essential patents on a global scale and in bundles with non-SEPs was anticompetitive, as the Chinese technology company seeks to defend claims it violated several telecommunications patents.


DG Comp investigates Czech network-sharing agreement

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition today opened a formal investigation of a network-sharing agreement between O2 and T-Mobile in the Czech Republic.



Front cover of GCR Volume 19 - Issue 7

Volume 19 - Issue 7

Telecoms tug-of-war: Phone fights ring out in Austria and Mexico
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Featured Articles

Challenges for EU competition policy in an era of disruption

Fiona Carlin

The unequal distribution of the benefits of globalisation and the decline in real incomes suffered by many since the financial crisis have generated a powerful backlash that threatens the liberal economic order on which our democracies are based. Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of Competition Fiona Carlin considers what competition policy can and should do about it.

Women in Antitrust: climbing rung-by-rung

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In a field where male-dominated panels, board rooms and conference calls remain all too familiar, Sonya Lalli looks at how far women in competition policy have come – and how much farther is left to go.This feature is part of GCR's Women in Antitrust 2016, to be published online in November. 

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