Sainsbury’s and Asda have sought judicial review of the UK competition enforcer’s Phase II timetable for reviewing their merger, as the supermarket chains claim they do not have enough time to respond to the material the agency has sent it.
The EU’s General Court has reduced Servier’s pay-for-delay fine by more than a third, because the European Commission incorrectly defined the relevant market in claiming an abuse of dominance.
The Austrian Retail Association has filed a complaint against Amazon with the country’s competition watchdog, alleging that the company’s dual role as marketplace and retailer violates antitrust laws.
Margrethe Vestager began her five-year term as European commissioner for competition in November 2014. With 18 months remaining, she spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld in May about falling leniency rates, hotel booking-style cross-border investigations, the need for interim measures and the purpose of her global public relations push.
Shifting the burden of proof onto larger companies to prove the efficiencies of their deals could be a way to deal with the problem of “killer acquisitions”, the European Commission’s chief competition economist has said.
Michael Dietrich has joined Clifford Chance as partner in its Düsseldorf office, having managed Herbert Smith Freehills’ German competition practice since December 2017.
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