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EU unilateral conduct cases may be political, experts say

A panel of experts, including former US Department of Justice acting antitrust head Renata Hesse, have lamented the development of unilateral conduct cases in Europe, and voiced concerns that the European Commission may be motivated by politics and public relations. Sonya Lalli in Washington, DC

DG Comp probes UK tax scheme

EU rules Amazon’s tax illegal and takes Ireland to court on Apple

Germany differs from ECJ on state aid

DOJ sues to block AT&T from Time Warner "weapon"

The Department of Justice sued yesterday to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, predicting that the world’s biggest telecommunications company would “use its control of Time Warner’s popular programming as a weapon to harm competition”.

Thankful the wait is over: The Tipline for 21 November 2017

GCR USA is taking a break for Thanksgiving, but we will be back in your inbox next Tuesday to catch you up on everything that happened over the holiday. Before we go, check out our coverage of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to stop the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as well as Bill Baer’s regrets about airline mergers. 

Tax rulings and state aid: the bigger picture

The state aid investigations into EU member states’ tax rulings appear to be breaking new ground, as the union’s antitrust watchdog collaborates with its regulatory counterparts to push through policy reform. Tom Webb examines the investigation and what lies ahead.

EU unilateral conduct cases may be political, experts say

A panel of experts, including former US Department of Justice acting antitrust head Renata Hesse, have lamented the development of unilateral conduct cases in Europe, and voiced concerns that the European Commission may be motivated by politics and public relations. Sonya Lalli in Washington, DC

Almunia to stay the course on high fines

Joaquin Almunia, nominee for European competition commissioner, warned cartelists to expect no reprieve from high fines when he takes the helm at DG Comp.


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