Welcome to Oxford Competition Law
Oxford Competition Law (OCL) is the only fully integrated service to combine recognised market-leading commentaries with rigorous, selective National case reports and analysis from EU member states. OCL provides a suite of fully interlinked competition analysis, peer reviewed case reports and source materials - the ideal resource for assisting with case preparation.
This service includes enhanced online versions of Oxford University Press' key commentaries in EU competition law: Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition, Faull & Nikpay on The EU Law of Competition, and Whish & Bailey's Competition Law.
Alstom-Siemens Merger Prohibited: Championing the European Antitrust Mindset
Dr Aurelien Portuese
8th February 2019
Et voilà! On the 6th of February 2019, Margrethe Vestager, the EU Competition Commissioner, announced that the German company Siemens was blocked from acquiring Alstom, the French company. Despite the Franco-German efforts and pressures to back this train merger, the EU regulator countered the creation of a European "champion" - a word derived from the French industrial policy where the scale of firms is incentivized to conquer foreign markets. This prospective Franco-German marriage suffered antitrust flaws according to the European Commissioner, who considered that, despite the parties' proposed remedies, "this merger would have resulted in higher prices for the signalling systems that keep passengers safe and of the next generations of very high-speed trains".
Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition
The new edition of Bellamy & Child, the leading authority on European Union competition law, is now available on Oxford Competition Law.
Read a preview of the first chapter which includes an overview of competition law policy and institutions in the EU.
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