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Notes about theory and practice of Competition Law

Mr Magoo Goes To Washington


On March 1st, the European Commission cleared a merger first announced more than a year ago and notified on August 22nd, Essilor/Luxottica (M. 8394). Unusually after a Phase II procedure, […]

Money, Money, Money…


We have already discussed in several occasions the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The implementation date is approaching –25 May 2018– but several doubts remain: how can we be […]

Waiting for EUleen Hoats


On 19 October last we were honoured by an invitation to the 1st Consumer Policy Academy, that the regional Health Ministry organised at the University of the Balearic Islands to […]

Commission decisions and Caesar’s wife


On 26 October last, the General Court (GC) handed down a somewhat unexpected judgment in Case T-394/15: the GC annulled the Commission’s Decision of 10 October 2014 approving a concentration […]

“Supreme” light on the shoemaker’s children…


Stick to your guns In October 2016 we commented some fines that the Spanish national competition authority (CNMC) had imposed on legal Bar associations, because the decisions raised some fundamental […]

High Fidelity, under ECJ scrutiny (again)


It’s been a week since the ECJ published its Intel judgment (Case C-413/14 P) and already it has caused quite a stir. Which is hardly surprising, though, considering that we are […]

Google: One for the Money…


On 27 June last, the European Commission imposed a EUR 2,424,495,000 fine on Google for allegedly abusing its dominant position on the market for Internet search engines. Since, illustrious antitrust […]

Better (?) late than never


Last Friday, May 26th, less than half a year late, the Spanish Government adopted Royal Law-Decree (Real Decreto-Ley, RDL)  9/2017, which implements into Spanish law the European Union damages Directive […]

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