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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.

Antitrust Procedural Fairness

D. Daniel Sokol  |  23rd July 2019

Procedural fairness has taken center stage in global competition law discussions. In a chapter I wrote for Antitrust Procedural Fairness (OUP 2019), I focused on some of the global forces at play that have shaped the broader competition policy community’s response to procedural fairness. Launched this year, the ICN has created a Competition Agency Procedures framework. The framework is rather robust, with 70 founding members. In April, the ICN’s steering group approved a procedural fairness framework through agency level dialogue with the goal of promoting due process and transparency among competition authorities. The framework creates voluntary commitments to ensure non-discrimination in procedural, investigation, and enforcement rules and procedures. It also creates commitments for authorities not to discriminate against persons or companies based in other jurisdictions and to be transparent in proceedings.

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Why the introduction of a new transaction-value jurisdictional threshold for the EUMR has been postponed, at least for now

Martin Gassler  |  28th June 2019

On 4 April 2019, the Commission published the long-awaited report with the title “Competition policy for the digital area” (‘Report’) written by the three special advisers to the European Commission (‘Commission’), Heike Schweitzer, Jacques Crémer and Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye. The Report discusses how competition policy should evolve in order to tackle the challenges faced by the digital economy. One aspect the Report touches upon is the jurisdictional scope of the EU Merger Regulation (‘EUMR’). The current jurisdictional scope of the EUMR is solely based on turnovers. The Report forms part of a long-lasting discussion about the need for an additional transaction value-based threshold to catch transactions in the digital economy. The Report advises the Commission not to introduce such a threshold in the EUMR.

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July 17, 2019

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Competition Litigation: UK Practice and Procedure 2nd ed. now available.

June 28, 2019

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'Why the introduction of a new transaction-value jurisdictional threshold for the EUMR has been postponed, at least for now' by Martin Gassler.

May 29, 2019

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'When time is of the essence in merger cases – fixing it fast' by John Boyce and Anna Lyle-Smythe.

April 26, 2019

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'“Leapfrog Appeal” for Antitrust Litigations in China' by Ken Dai.