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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.

The Trans-Atlantic Tech Backlash: Convergence on GAFA Antitrust

Dr. Aurelien Portuese  |  11th September 2019

The American tech backlash has just started. All four tech juggernauts - Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, or 'GAFA' - are subject to unprecedented comeuppances; they, respectively, provide "search, social media, and some retail services online", as described in the DoJ's July 2019 announcement to launch investigations. Google and Amazon are both set to be investigated by the DoJ. The FTC has just imposed upon Facebook a whopping $5 billion fine, the largest ever. The FTC has also started investigations against Apple, and is now poised to scrutinize Google in a radical U-turn after closing its investigations against the company in 2013.

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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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September 11, 2019

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'The Trans-Atlantic Tech Backlash: Convergence on GAFA Antitrust' by Dr. Aurelien Portuese.

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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.

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