Norway upholds record fine on Telenor

In a two-to-one decision, Norway’s competition tribunal has upheld a 788 million Norwegian kroner (€83.5 million) fine on telecoms company Telenor for abusing its dominant position in the country’s mobile telephone market.

UK appeals state aid tax decision to General Court

Spanish enforcer accuses Telefónica of breaking merger commitment

Sarma swaps Latham for Cooley

Transatlantic convergence in merger control? – Time for EU procedural and institutional reform

On 1 May 2019, the significant impediment to effective competition (SIEC) test pursuant to article 2(2) and (3) of the EU Merger Regulation celebrated its 15th anniversary. While its original intention was to catch certain “gap” cases, over the course of 15 years the European Commission has expanded the use of the SIEC test significantly beyond the legislature’s original intention.

DG Comp official acknowledges burdensome merger control requirements

The European Commission is aware of the “heavy burden” it places on companies to provide internal documents during a merger review, an official at the competition enforcer has said while pointing to how this can help to clear deals.

Sarma swaps Latham for Cooley

Cooley has continued its Brussels expansion with the addition of special counsel Stella Sarma from Latham & Watkins.

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