Tag: #Competition

Topline Analysis on the Google Shopping EU Case

The Google Shopping case is now one last step away from final decision following Advocate General Kokott’s opinion from last week. The AG sided with the European Commission and the General Court which upheld Google’s 2.4bn fine for preferencing its comparison shopping service over rivals in Google’s general search results website. A few interesting takeaways […]

Case C-449/21 (Towercast): A transaction not caught by EU or national merger control rules may still be assessed under the abuse of dominance prohibition

On 16 March 2023 the European Court of Justice rendered its awaited judgement in Case C-449/21 (Towercast) dealing with the possible application of the abuse of dominance prohibition to corporate transactions falling below the established thresholds for merger control. Facts On 13 October 2016, the largest French television transmission service operator Télédiffusion de France (TDF) […]

Insight from the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission in one of its latest antitrust cases Nikon/PRG/Profiled

On 29 September 2022 the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission (CPC) adopted a commitments decision in proceedings involving an alleged violation of Art. 15 of the Bulgarian Competition Protection Act and Art. 101 of the TFEU by Nikon Europe B.V. and its Bulgarian authorized distributor. The decision provides rare insight on how the CPC approaches selective […]