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Red tape and efforts to reform EU merger control
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • March 23 2015

The European Commission has been considering extending its merger control jurisdiction to acquisitions of minority shareholdings. The Commission


Private equity funds risk competition fines
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • January 19 2015

This article examines a recent trend in EU competition law whereby it has become increasingly common for parent entities to be fined for the


Mergers: European Commission approves acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic, subject to conditions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • December 1 2014

The European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic under the EU Merger Regulation on 28 November 2014. Covidien, based


Top tips for M&As in light of ThreeO2 merger
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 25 2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G (H3G or Three) and Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland), subject to


Umbrella pricing
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 31 2014

This article examines the availability of "umbrella pricing" theories to claimants seeking compensation for damages from cartel members in civil


Pharmaceutical manufacturers are fined and may also be liable for damages
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 17 2014

The European Commission has imposed fines totalling 427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic


RyanairDAA-Aer Lingus (Case No COMP39.886)
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 10 2014

Commission Decision of 17 October 2013. A recent complaint brought by Ryanair to the European Commission tackled some of the most difficult


The revised competition regime for technology transfer agreements and its impact on high-tech SMEs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 30 2014

Commission Regulation EU 3162014 of 21 March 2014 (1) applies from 1 May 2014 to agreements by way of which companies authorise the use of patents


Proposal for a Directive on antitrust damages actions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 23 2014

Consumers are often directly or indirectly affected by the consequences of anti-competitive practices such as cartels or abuses of dominant position


Merger of Three and O2 has been given the go ahead, but subject to conditions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G (H3G) and Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland), subject to conditions