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General Court backs European Commission in Altice gun jumping case - confirming strict standard for standstill obligation

European Union - September 28 2021 On 22 September 2021, the General Court dismissed Altice's action against the European Commission's 2018 decision imposing two fines totalling EUR…

Christoff Henrik Soltau

EU Green Deal, sustainability and competition law: European Commission’s policy reforms take shape

European Union - September 22 2021 In December 2019, the European Commission presented the “European Green Deal”, which commits to climate neutrality by 2050. EU Member States promised…

Roxana Mina Kruse

European Parliament's 'Schwab Report' proposes significant changes to DMA

European Union - June 8 2021 On 15 December 2020, the European Commission submitted its proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) to establish dos and don'ts for "gatekeepers" in…

European Commission moves ahead with proposed 'Data Act' regulating access to data in B2B and B2G relationships

European Union - June 8 2021 On 28 May, the European Commission launched an initial consultation on its plans for a 'Data Act', which would - if adopted - introduce rules for…

Dr. Reemt Matthiesen

Gatekeeper regulation in the EU: Germany initiates further proceedings under new antitrust rules for tech gatekeepers, now against Google

European Union, Germany - May 27 2021 On 25 May 2021, the German competition watchdog, the Federal Cartel Office, initiated proceedings against Google and Alphabet based on the new…