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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.

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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A New Regime under the Malta Competition Act

Lisa Abela  |  17th June 2019

Last month, a Bill to amend the Competition Act (Chapter 379 of the Laws of Malta) was approved by the Malta Parliament and passed as law on 31 May 2019, as Act XVI of 2019 (see here). As a result of these amendments, the public enforcement of competition law in Malta has once again been revamped since the last revisions to the Act in 2011.

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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.

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